This is a Zinnia elegans grown from Zinnia “Carrousel Mixed” seeds. Unfortunately this plant died shortly after, and hence I only managed to get one flower from it. Photographed indoors and images stacked. Continue reading Zinnia elegans
This is a fleabane I managed to pick to shoot indoors. These are stacked images. Continue reading Fleabane
I have just done a video to illustrate Insect-D-Sight (IDS).
I used iMovie to edit the various clips, as well as adjusting custom whitebalance(which is necessary to get the best results). I am quite pleased with my first go at this; I would have done this handheld, but I am not very experienced in videoing, so still learning. But I hope to use the 5-axis IBIS of the Olympus EM-5 to the best effect when shooting this type of video. Continue reading Insect-D-Sight Video
For my studio shots, I have been using the Nightsearcher 365nm UV torches to light the subject while adjusting focus. There are times when I have left these on while shooting flowers. My thinking is that if I use shutter speeds of 1/160, there will be little time for the UV torch to impact on the final image. Continue reading UV torch – (unwanted) effect on image
This is a potentilla spp flower which I picked to shoot indoors. Continue reading Potentilla
This is a Passion flower (Passiflora edulis), growing from a vine trailing into my garden. I have picked one to photograph indoors. All are stacked images. Continue reading Passion flower
Below are images of Rudbeckia hirta which I’ve grown in the garden this year. Continue reading Rudbeckia Hirta