Any now for something completely different from me!
I went hunting for some Bluebell forests today and finally found one pretty close to home. I originally intended on capturing fields of bluebells, but the weather put a stop to that. Before I called it a day, I headed for cover and put my 70-300mm lens on to take a close up shot. Luckily as I was about to shoot, this insect landed in front of my eyes so I had to grab the shot there and then.
Does anybody know the species name of this insect?
Taken before my previous shot. After getting this, you can see exactly in my previous shot why I wanted to go back in the evening. Needless to say I got some strange looks when I was right down low on the ground with the tripod for this shot (next to the cliff edge).
One of the most spectacular views in North Wales. Also one of the most stupidly dangerous places to photograph in the dark! It was extremely windy and that beam of light is very intense. Trying to expose to show the stars and the lighthouse was nightmare! This was photographed around 200 steps down (half way). I originally ventured down further, but the tripod wasn’t going to stay still in the wind from the Irish Sea, despite being weighed down by my kit bag. Either side of the steps is a huge drop straight down, so this is best position you’ll get for photographing the lighthouse. You couldn’t get this angle in the daytime as it’d be full of tourists.
I ramped the ISO up and used a wide aperture to get more stars. Tricky as the lighthouse was extremely bright. I’ve got a few other shots with different settings, but this one brought out much more stars and light on the island.
If you look closely, you’ll see plenty of birds nesting on the island (and some digital noise). It’s also an RSPB reserve and the noise from the birds is quite haunting when you turn your torches on.
I’ve been desperate to visit this place at night for a while now, and with it being in Snowdonia it’s hard to get the weather right for it! Conditions couldn’t have been better for this shot, I found an old miners hut and proceeded to light it all up. This was just before moonrise, so I left the sensor to burn in a bit more light.
It’s been nearly a month without the v24, and I felt it deserved a trip out to this slate quarry! I know it’s another orb, but I really like this shot, in fact it’s one of my personal faves :)
The moon was playing hide and seek on this shot! Just as I was writing with my torch, the moon popped out again. I’ve never written backwards so fast in my life lol. As ever this was SOOC, Photoshop was only used for the watermark and copyright info.