RHS Garden Harlow Carr

I have been very remiss lately with updating my photography blog. It has been a very active time for me with a new camera and updated lenses, and I am learning a lot. I still need to go back to basics again and re-run through all my lessons, but I am improving leaps and bounds so I’m happy. The macro work seems to have inspired a few others to pic up a camera and start climbing into plants to take close up shots – people who would not have appeared interested previously – which is always flattering and encouraging.

Here are a few captures from Harlow Carr in Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK from the weekend. There were many more captures but these are primarily the macros.

Blues Hues

It finally happened. I finally got the camera I have wanted for a long time – the Canon EOS 5D III. Bought second-hand as I couldn’t possibly afford a new body, I also found myself a Canon 100mm macro lens in excellent condition. Let the experimenting commence! I have so much to learn…

These images are all hand-held so there is some movement and blur although I kinda like that. I have aimed for sharpness where it counts. Spot the two rogue EOS 60D images. You CAN tell the difference.

Twycross Zoo 2017 Pt. I

I don’t agree with most zoos. I don’t agree with the principle of most zoos. Animals are not human entertainment. I hope that some of these images make it clear why animals do not belong in zoos. More to follow.

I’m fully manual on a 60D with a 75-300mm zoom lens in this case. I used the largest aperture I could with auto ISO, and had some nice light. Light always makes the difference.