Late flowering

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You know when someone puts a meal in front of you that looks and smells soooooo delicious that you just can’t resist standing on the chair and diving right into the middle of the plate? No….? Just me then? Perhaps … Continued

Anemone

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I’ve been photographing the blooms of this Japanese anemone ‘Queen Charlotte’ for weeks now, but none of the earlier photos made it into my journal. I went out into the garden this afternoon looking for bugs, but it was cold … Continued

Succulent

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I had another busy day today – mostly doing admin, and cleaning up my computer to try to get it running a little better. I know I’m going to have to make a decision about its replacement pretty soon, but … Continued

Synchronised snoozing

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I spent a happy couple of hours today at Charlecote Park near Stratford-upon-Avon, just wandering about with a huge lens and a monopod on the camera, as you do. There was a notice in the reception area stating that the … Continued

Jewelled

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I was given an early slot this morning for the replacement of my windscreen, so I walked the dogs before 9am. As we were coming back  I noticed some Clematis tangutica seed heads in the front garden, with last night’s … Continued

Drone fly

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One of the things that most pleases me about my growing interest in macro work is that I notice things that for years would not have caught my attention. I’m also very happy to find that many things that would … Continued

4.35am

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I almost didn’t make my appointment with the lunar eclipse, because (for reasons I haven’t yet established) my alarm didn’t go off. Luckily I always sleep badly when I know I have an alarm set, and I woke myself up … Continued

Coal tit

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Having given Roley his flea treatment this morning I washed all the dogs’ bedding, and completely bottomed out the kitchen and snug to make sure there were no dusty corners where his little friends could lurk in wait for a … Continued

Broadway

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I had to go into Broadway today – it’s unusual for my dogs to get fleas (I suspect they’re generally not clean enough to be attractive hosts), but I found one on Roley yesterday, so I needed to pick up … Continued

The Return of the Non-Native

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This morning, after months of researching, deliberating, vacillating and researching some more, I finally took the plunge and ordered a full-frame camera body – so within a few days I hope to be shooting with a 5D MkIII. There’s no … Continued