The birds and the bees …

The birds and the bees … I was away last week on one of the bikes (you can read about that trip here), and it was only yesterday that I took some of my more ‘regular’ pictures in the garden. It’s only this year that we have been able to attract goldfinches into the garden. […]

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Wandering along the River Weaver and a visit to Vale Royal locks.

Wandering along the River Weaver and a visit to Vale Royal locks We took a terrific walk this week along a stretch of the River Weaver in Vale Royal (Cheshire). The River Weaver has an interesting history and is inextricably linked to the salt mining of Cheshire and it’s most certainly somewhere we will visit […]

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Macro photography – Canon EOS 90D and Sigma 105mm f2.8 HSM

Macro photography – Canon EOS 90D and Sigma 105mm f2.8 HSM More macro photographs with the Canon EOS 90D and the Sigma 105 f2.8 HSM macro lens. All of these pictures have been taken with one or other of two home made light modifier/softboxes. It’s taken me a number of ‘shots’ to get a sense […]

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Macro in the garden with the Sigma 105mm lens

Macro in the garden with the Sigma 105mm lens This blog post features some more Macro pictures taken  in the garden using the Canon EOS 90D  coupled with the Sigma 105 f2.8 macro lens. In the last couple of days I have been experimenting with home made light modifiers and it’s fair to say that […]

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More macro photography with the Sigma 105mm 2.8 DG Macro HSM

More macro photography with the Sigma 105mm 2.8 DG Macro HSM There are various macro related posts on this blog, my most recent post is at this link. Soft box Since that last post I have fabricated a ‘soft box’ to use directly on my Speedlight 430 EXii.  Macro photography is undoubtedly tricky and getting […]

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Garden birds – photographed through the window

Garden birds – photographed through the window It’s not ideal but sometimes you have to just make the best of what you have got. Just recently that has meant grabbing some shots of birds (particularly Goldfinches) from behind glass, the glass in this case being our kitchen window and a window that looks out onto […]

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Macro photography with the Sigma 105mm 2.8 DG Macro HSM

Macro photography with the Sigma 105mm 2.8 DG Macro HSM I have written previously about trying to get to grips with what at times has seemed like a dark art. Recently and with some free time I have had another go at some macro photography in the garden with my Canon EOS 90D and the […]

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