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Rudbeckia hirta Irish eyes


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This is another variety of Rudbeckia I have growing in my garden. It had popped up a little while ago but then seemed to have vanished before I had a chance to photograph it. Now that it has reappeared, I thought I should shoot it before it disappears again. Images were stacked with Helicon focus. Continue reading Rudbeckia hirta Irish eyes

IDS2e – more images


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I was in the garden shooting some new flowers which had bloomed. While there, I noticed a garden spider on its web and thought it would be a good idea to shoot it in UV (using ambient light) to see what it looked like. Then it dawned on me, why not shoot insects and various other things using IDS2e, which lets through UV and the limited visible light spectrum that insects see the world and themselves in? Continue reading IDS2e – more images

IDS filter update


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I have recently had an update of my IDS2 filter stack which is now called IDS2e. The new stack allows for more green transmission than the previous stack. Hence I will be shooting this rather than the older stack from now on. I will retain the IDS2 images in the flowers I have already photographed, but will try and add in the IDS2e images to these posts as well. Continue reading IDS filter update

Coreopsis tripteris


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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

Insect-D-Sight Video

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