These are striped gazanias shot outdoors. Each has a different pattern to the others in the different light spectra. Continue reading Striped gazania 2
I have had a few different varieties of the Tiger striped gazanias. Each looks very interesting in each of the different light spectra. These flowers are definitely amongst my favourites. Continue reading Striped gazania 1
I always like Gazanias, as there are so many varieties and each have a very different UV signature. And they also happen to be very colourful in the other light spectra. Continue reading Pink gazania
This tiny flower is popping up all over the garden. Although it is a weed, it does add some colour to the garden. Plus it does look very nice in the various light spectra. Continue reading Hawkweed
I found this little gem growing in my garden. Must be from the pack of mixed seeds we bought, which my daughter scattered in our garden. I really like the look of this flower in visible light, and could not wait to bring it indoors to shoot in the various light spectrum. Continue reading Coreopsis tinctoria
This is the Coreopsis tripteris flower which has been in bloom for the last few months. I’ve finally managed to pick one to shoot indoors. Continue reading Coreopsis tripteris
Humidity, dust and smoke can have a damaging effect on your camera equipment. Prolonged exposure to humidity, for example, could result in fungus growing in the optics of the lens, or cause damage to sensitive filters. Continue reading How to store your camera equipment?
These are the flowers of the oriental chives that is growing in my back garden. The leaves of this plant can be used in oriental cooking. Images were stacked with Helicon focus to achieve deeper depth of field. Continue reading Oriental chives
There are times when shooting macro where you will need that extra bit of extension – for me that would be when doing extreme close-up UV-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF).
Hence I have been building a kit to use with my Olympus EM-5 and the Coastal Optics 60mm F4 APO in Nikon F-mount, when my focusing helicoid will not get me close enough. Continue reading BPM Bellows
I did a test of 10 of my UV-capable 35mm F3.5 lenses today. Continue reading Review: 35mm F3.5 lenses UV shootout