Floral Photo blog

Pyramidal orchid – County flower of the Isle of Wight

Pyramidal orchid

Pyramidal orchid by Jason Swain. Should start by thanking my friend, fellow surfer and photographer Paul Blackley for pointing this one out to me and telling me to bring the macro lens along after surfing today. I would have known it looked pretty, but had no idea it was an Orchid or that it was the County flower of […]


Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Love-in-a-mist – Nigella damascena

Back on the floral blog after a long time away and returning to one of my favourite subjects, Love-in-a-mist – Nigella damascena by Jason Swain. I’ve been working so much lately (mostly on event photography) that it seems like its not very often i get to use the camera ‘just for fun’ anymore, but i made some […]


Backlit Yellow Poppies

Yellow poppies

Backlit Yellow Poppies by Jason Swain. I’ve been looking back through the recent archives at a few floral shots that were overlooked in the summer, colour was all around me then and they seemed run of the mill, but on these dark and grey winter days, they seem ridiculously colourful and vibrant. Exif data = f/2.8 […]


Must Pollinate!

Must Pollinate!

Must Pollinate!by Jason swain. Been a while since i’ve posted anything floral so here’s a Wild daisy macro to put that right! Shot with the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens on a Canon 6d camera body. Exif Data = f/2.8 at 1/640 ISO100 Must Pollinate! Wild Daisies IMG_0648, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2013 Jason […]


Bring me sunshine – Backlit Wild Daisies.

Bring me sunshine

Bring me sunshine –  Backlit Wild Daisies. by Jason Swain. Another beautiful morning here on the Isle of Wight, so i chose something suitably bright to go with the wonderful sunshine we are having right now. Also because its blue, and i always like to share something to blow away those monday blues , and also because the […]


Allium Bokeh

Allium Bokeh

Allium Bokeh by Jason swain. More fun with Flowers, the Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens and the Canon 6D camera. it’s all got a bit girly around here lately 🙂 Exif Data = f/2.8 at 1/800 iso100 Allium Moments, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2013 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on […]


Red Rose

Red Rose

Red Rose by Jason Swain. Does exactly what it says on the tin! Apart from the square crop, this is pretty much SOOC (straight out of camera) with no tinkering required. A little ray of sunlight had found its way through the pine trees in my garden, and had picked out this single red rose for […]


Love-in-a-mist – Nigella damascena

Love-in-a-mist - Nigella damascena

Love-in-a-mist – Nigella damascena by Jason Swain. Something blue to start the week to match the lovely blue skies out there this morning on the Isle of Wight. I collected seeds for these lovely flowers from a roadside verge when i was shooting some of their dried seed-heads last year. Shot using the Canon 100mm f/2.8 […]


Wild Pink Daisy Macro

wild pink daisy

Wild Daisy Macro Monday Blues, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. Wild Pink Daisy Macro by Jason swain. A pink wild daisy in Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Shot from beneath the bloom to be backlit against the sun. Using the Canon f/2.8 100mm macro lens on the Canon 6D camera body. Exif Data = f/4.5 at 1/250 iso100 […]


Fibonacci Spiral – Ranunculus Red on Green.

Fibonacci Spiral - Ranunculus Red on Green.

Fibonacci Spiral – Ranunculus Red on Green by Jason Swain. It’s the first year we’ve had Ranunculus growing in our garden and i’m loving photographing them. There seems to be a lot of variety and possibilities as they unveil themselves to the world. I’m drawn here to the strong complimentary colours of the red / orange […]


Pink Ranunculus on Blue.

Pink Ranunculus on Blue.

Pink Ranunculus on Blue by Jason Swain. A Pink Ranunculus growing in my garden in Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight. Shot taken with the 100mm f/2.8 Canon Macro lens, using a Canon 6D full frame camera, edited in Lightroom with Vintage presets = Colourful and Fun results I’m really liking the new justified […]


Ranunculus Macro

Ranunculus

Ranunculus IMG_9646, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. Ranunculus Macro by Jason Swain. I’m loving the new camera (Canon 6d) and have got too much new stuff to keep it at just the one posting a day, so you’ve got bluebells and Ranunculus today as i’m lucky enough to have this little beauty growing in my garden! Shot […]


Backlit Bluebells + Bokeh

Backlit Bluebells

Backlit Bluebells and Bokeh by Jason Swain. I used ‘Shallow Depth Of Field’ (f/2.8 which is as wide as the lens goes) and positioned myself in the right place for some backlighting to create this image of some lovely wild bluebells in my back garden in Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight. Shot with the Canon […]


Beauty and the Beast – Chuggypig & Common Daisy

Common Daisy

Beauty and the Beast – Chuggypig & Common Daisy by Jason Swain. Macro study of a common daisy plus guest on my garden lawn. I definitely go through seasonal phases with my photography and the beginning of summer (well in name at least if not because of much actual sunshine) will often find me crawling around […]


Euphorbia Blues

Euphorbia

Euphorbia Blues by Jason Swain. It’s Monday, but the sun is shining and its a holiday here in the UK, so here’s some colour to celebrate! My first time using the Macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM) on the full frame Canon 6D camera body, and as i’m finding with all the lenses, they all […]


Moon seed

Moon seed

Poppyseed head, sometimes known as Moon Seed (s) by Jason Swain. Shallow Depth of field created using the Canon 100mm Macro lens at f2.8 on a Canon 7D body. (exif = 1/500 f2.8 ISO100) Moon seed, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on the site […]


Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Lest we forget by Jason Swain. I didn’t forget remembrance day 11/11 I’ve been away, but I held my own minutes silence at the right time And now i’m home, i found a suitable poppy tribute in the archives. Many people have paid a terrible price for our freedoms, the very least we can all […]


Tulips

Backlit Tulips from the Ventnor Botanical Gardens on the Isle of Wight.

Backlit Tulips from the Ventnor Botanical Gardens on the Isle of Wight By Jason Swain. From the exif data I think it was shot with the lensbaby, grain added later in Adobe Lightroom for artistic reasons 🙂 Tulips, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2011 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on […]


Blue Monday

Blue Monday

Blue Monday by Jason Swain. Heavenly Blue (Caryopteris x clandonensis) in my garden from last year, blowing away those ‘back to work monday blues’ Blue Monday, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2011 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on the site are all ©2012 Jason Swain with All Rights Reserved. The image is not […]


White tulips – Wight Wedding

Wight Wedding

Wight Wedding by Jason Swain. I’m Shooting a wedding today on the Isle of Wight, with my good friend Psychedelic Surfer hoping for a bit of sunshine like the day when I captured these Tulips at Ventnor Botanical Gardens. Click here to read an interview I did recently for the Wight Wedding Days website. White tulips […]


You are not alone

You are not alone

You are not alone By jason swain. Shallow Dof and poppyseed heads. You are not alone, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on the site are all ©2012 Jason Swain with All Rights Reserved. The image is not available for use on websites, blogs or other media without […]


Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly, Shot mid September, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight. By Jason Swain. I’ve read that apparently the indifferent (crap) summer in the UK has hit the butterfly population really hard, with some of the species showing alarming rates of decline, the ‘Big Butterfly Count’ had ‘Red Admiral Butterfly’ numbers down by 72%. I’m not […]


Take me to your leader

Take me to your leader

By Jason Swain. The title ‘Take me to your leader’ was really just the first thing that came into my head 🙂 I thought it looked a little like an alien life form! This macro photo, shot with the Canon 100mm f2.8 lens, is following on from the last floral post i made earlier this week […]


Plant Sexuality

Plant Sexuality

Plant Sexuality by Jason Swain, something vibrant and sexy to help blow away those monday blues on a very grey, wet and windy morning here on the Isle of Wight. I don’t know what the name of this tree / plant is, i first asked for an ID about three years ago on flickr but […]


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