Tag Archives: Nature

Nikon f801s & Sigma 28-80mm

I’ve used the Nikon a few times this year, love the large viewfinder, and the camera has a good feel to it. The Sigma lens has a macro function and from the one roll of film (8 or so years ago) was surprisingly good. So I thought it was about time the lens had another outing.

Fungi In My Garden
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This is straight out of the scanner, no adjustments.

Mimi
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Just as I pressed the shutter she moved, she’s a lively cat, but I like the expression on her face, leave me alone !

Fruits Of Summer
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Spotted these on a walk to town.

Canon EOS-500n (EOS Rebel G) #3

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Last few from the Canon taken in my garden using the lovely Helios lens and an extension tube. It was really hard to focus with such a narrow depth of field and my eyes aren’t as good as they used to be.

Musk Mallow (Malva moschata rosea)
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I have to admit I needed to look up this flower as it was a self setter. The Bees really like it.

Rose Campion
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Can’t get these to grow where I want them, they seem to prefer the gaps between the paving slabs, so I guess they like a sandy soil.

I enjoyed using the Canon 500n especially with the Helios lens, it deserves another outing with some fresh film.

Canon EOS-500n (EOS Rebel G) #1

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My buddy who kindly donated his Nikon FM2 to me also gave me a Canon EOS 500n body. I don’t have any Canon autofocus lenses so I bought a M42 adapter so I could use my old Helios 58mm lens. The adapter also gives focus confirmation and infinity focus. There was a film in the camera, a very old Kodacolor 200.

Staples
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Prawn, cheese, and wholemeal roll, nicotine tablets, and apple & mango juice.

Lavender in My Garden
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Robert Hall
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Statue of the Rev. Robert Hall (2 May 1764 – 21 February 1831) was an English Baptist minister from Arnesby, Leicestershire.

The camera has got some useful features, and considering the film was very much past it’s expiry date I quite like the colour shifts. 

In The Garden Today

Thought I would spend the day pottering around the garden, having a slight hangover I thought the fresh air would do me good. It was a lovely sunny day but the wind was cold.

Reason For The Hangover!
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 I really enjoy seeing this band they are called “The Moonlights”, and the venue had 2 beers I hadn’t tried before, well that’s my excuse.

I used my Olympus EPL1 with an old Helios 58mm lens and extension tube. It was quite tricky getting the shots because of the breezy conditions and really narrow depth of field. It’s lovely to see the signs of spring well underway in the garden, not so good to see the amount of work I need to do.

A few images from my trips to town over the last few days

I took my Sigma DP1 with me on my walks to town over the last few days. It’s amazing what you can find left on the pavements and roads. I’ve gone all square for these images they just seemed to suit the format.

Solid Fuel and Me !
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A load of Rubbish
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At least they left it by the bin ! It was gone when I returned on my way back to home.

Back to Nature
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So Green
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A sign of good air quality so they say.

Tails
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Daff’s in the Park
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Spring Blossoms
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It’s only a mile away #2

Part 2 of the visit to the Botanic Gardens. There is a bit of history about the gardens on the Leicester University website  Botanic Gardens

Cacti and Succulents Greenhouse
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I do like the word succulent, I’m sure there must be a cure!

Golden Acer & Crocus
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Looking forward to the warmer weather as there are lots of parts to this garden where you can while away the time and take the weight off.
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Lush
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A Few Blooms
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