Category: Flora

Jan 8, 2010

Sweden – Forest & Lakes Video

Over four days in August 2009, I visited a dozen nature reserves around South-Eastern Sweden (see my original post) The sights were so beautiful and magical that I want to share them with as many people as possible. Music: Julia – composed by Ludovico Einaudi, performed by Claude...

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Sep 6, 2009

Garden Wildlife in Macro

Garden Wildlife in Macro

I purchased a new macro-adapter for my camera, so headed out into my parents’ garden to try it out. It may not have the sharpness of a dedicated macro lens, but for £5, it’s definitely a great way of getting even more practice after my first forays with damselflies a few weeks...

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Aug 8, 2009

Sweden – Forests & Lakes

Sweden – Forests & Lakes

For the third summer in a row, I travelled to Sweden for an intensive dance workshop. Unfortunately, I sustained an injury in the fortnight before flying out that rendered me unable to take part. Not one to waste an opportunity (or a non-refundable flight), I hired a car and drove around the myriad forests and lakes in South-Eastern Sweden for 4 days. In addition to a dozen or so...

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Jul 1, 2009

Poppy Field

Poppy Field

I drove down to London to attend the UJC CEO’s leaving event, and passed by a field of poppies near Foxton that a friend had mentioned to...

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Jun 1, 2009

Damselflies at Dawn

Damselflies at Dawn

4:30am, stirring after 2hrs sleep. Greg calls – “Want to come photograph damselflies?” Sure. Cycling to Grantchester meadows 5 mins later at sunrise. Wading through the nettles on the riverbank, start spotting lots of black wing-tips. Snap snap snap. As it warms up 3 hours later, dozens of damselflies fly around you as you stir the nettles. Sunrise over the River...

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Apr 15, 2009

Jardin Botanico

Jardin Botanico

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Apr 15, 2009

Royal Botanic Gardens, Madrid

Royal Botanic Gardens, Madrid

I’ve not really taken many photos in the last few months, but a spur-of-the-moment trip to Madrid was a great way to get my photo-mojo back in gear. While there were few photogenic subjects in the city, the Botanic Gardens contained a wealth of stunning visual treats. I also put together another Colour & Form montage from the Botanic Gardens . Purple Pansies Close-up of...

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Oct 12, 2008

Autumn Changes

Autumn Changes

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Oct 12, 2008

Autumn Colours

Autumn Colours

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Oct 11, 2008

Red vs Green

Red vs Green

The back of the New Court building in St. John’s is covered in vines. From spring to summer, they’re a verdant green, and towards autumn, they turn red before falling. I managed to get photographs of the leaves when green, and then again when red (a week before they fell), and noticed that I had photos of the same windows before and after the colours...

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