Archive for the ‘macro’ Category
Hello and welcome to the winner of last month’s photography challenge which I set for the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, the theme for the challenge was the colour “yellow”.
I’m delighted to show you our winner a simple dandelion shown in macro close up, and it was taken by South Shields man Brian Riley, I think it was a great entry Brian, so congratulations!
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Flora and fauna
Marsden Bay in South Shields is composed of huge limestone cliffs and a pebbly beach and if one keeps a good eye open on the cliff face you will find a whole new world growing there (in much smaller proportions). There are a variety of wild flowers and plants clinging to existence on the salt sprayed cliff faces and competing for space with the thousands of gulls nests.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/90 second, f5.6, iso 200
Hard at work keeping the community of bees supplied with nectar, soldiering on in the thistles to ensure that the young have a plentiful supply, and eventually we get to have some honey!. Captured this one on land near Brockley Whins Metro Station in South Shields.
Macro is not my greatest strength, but I like to have a try every now and then.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 330mm lens , 1/180 second, f8, iso 400
Say hello to Mr. Toad
Found this little fellow hopping around in my friend’s garden in South Shields a few nights ago, couldn’t resist the chance to take a snap, and he posed patiently and proudly too. Bob said it was the first time that he’d come across a toad, and he doesn’t even have a pond, nor can he see one nearby either.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/60 second, f13, flash, iso 200
Summer bloom in the Readhead Park
I took a nice walk late yesterday afternoon, past Wood Terrace cricket ground in South Shields and through Westoe Village before passing the college and taking in the Readhead Park. It’s a small park, but because the tennis from Wimbledon is on the TV and radio, the three courts were all occupied by youngsters getting to grips with the game, the periphery of the tennis courts is lined with rose bushes and this is where I found this beauty. I’m surprised at the size of the roses there, they haven’t had a lot of direct warmth from the sun so far this year as we seem to have received quite a lot of sea fret and low clouds hanging around the coast.
Warm and muggy, but obviously favourable for roses.
By the time I strode home I was not as fragrant as those I’d left behind!
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 60 mm lens, 1/180 second, f8, iso 200
A small tribute
Following the death of that strange but talented pop singer Michael Jackson, I offer this as my own tribute – black and white – it was the title of one of my favourites of his recent songs.
The picture is a close crop of some artificial flowers offered on a stall in South Shields Market Place captured in fairly flat light on yet another dull and overcast day, but I hear we may see some sunshine next week!
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82 mm lens, 1/750 second, f8, iso 200
Nice shiny toy buses for sale at the 27th. Annual Tyne Tees Run last Sunday which exhibited in the Bents Park, South Shields. I was struck by the size of the crowd bustling around the stall and had to investigate and find out what they were looking for, and it was buses, cars, lorries, from Corgi and Matchbox. Some of them looked just as old as the real ones parked out on the grass!
I got in nice and close overhead with the small lens to capture the colours and patterns in this shot, at 28mm it also helped maintain sharpness and detail.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, 1/350 second, f6.7, iso 200