Friday, 13 December 2013

White Echinacea

This is a simple shot I took with the Canon 100mm f/2.8 IS USM L Macro lens. This lens give a beautiful blurred background enabling you to put the focus where you need it. I upgraded my macro lens this year from the Sigma 105mm lens. I was in two minds to spend the money as I had been very pleased with the sigma lens, but after reading reviews, and seeing what other people had achieved with the Canon lens, I bit the bullet and bought it....... So glad I did.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

International Garden Photographer of the Year 2013

Hi folks,
These are my entries into The International Garden Photographer of the year 2013. I have entered these into the category of “The Beauty of Plants”

I think they are fresh looking shots, and hopefully the judges will see that to. This is a competition I would dearly love to win, it could finally launch my photography work into something I could do for a living. Finger, toes and everything else crossed for me please.

Hope you like them.

MHDigital Photography

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Essex Skipper

Went to a family BBQ this afternoon, and took my camera along, as Amanda has a beautiful garden with lots of interesting plants.

There is a lovely little corner with lots of Lavender plants, and here is where I found the little skipper buzzing around.  They are so quick so you have to be fast!

Hope you like the shot.  Thanks

Saturday, 10 August 2013

A little Common Blue

 This is a picture of a Common Blue butterfly which I took in my garden this morning. I'd actually been gardening and not planned to take any photographs. We normally just have cabbage white butterflies in the garden so I was a little excited when I saw this little fellow. It crossed my mind if he would still be there once I returned with my camera. Luckily it was still there although on another bush in the garden. So I fired off a couple of shots and chased him around for a few minutes. This is the result, I hope you like it.