Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


50mm Crocosmia blues

50mm Crocosmia blues

By Jason Swain. Just a bit of fun playing around with the shallow Depth of Field and lovely colours produced with the Canon 50mm f1.2 lens, shooting some Crocosmia (Montbretia) flowers earlier in the summer. 50mm Crocosmia blues, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on […]


Montbretia Flowers

Montbretia

By Jason Swain, Just having fun in the garden shooting Montbretia flowers and playing around with the shallow DoF and lovely colours you get with the Canon 50mm f1.2L lens again, its tricky to use but very addictive once you start trying. Montbretia Flowers, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved […]


Monday Morning Montbretia

Montbretia

By Jason Swain. Backlit Montbretia (or Crocosmia) flowers in my garden, shot from below to isolate against a lovely blue sky. Having fun with the shallow Depth of Field and lovely colours from the Canon 50mm f1.2 lens and the Canon 7d. Monday Morning Montbretia blues, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All […]


Red Poppy Kisses

Red Poppy Kisses

By Jason Swain. I couldn’t help thinking of lipstick when i saw the water droplets and rich reds in this poppy macro shot with the Canon f2.8 100mm lens on the 7D body. And Red Poppy Kisses seemed like a perfect title Red Poppy Kisses, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved […]


On your mark, Get set, Grow! The Olympic Poppy.

The Olympic Poppy.

By Jason Swain. The Olympic Poppy, another from my wild poppies series shot the Canon f2.8 100mm macro lens. I hope to win the award for the most tenuous (and tedious) Olympic link with this title 🙂 and see this earlier post for another view of an emerging poppy flower.   On your mark, Get set, […]


Eryngium maritimum – Lensbaby

Eryngium maritimum

By Jason Swain. Another Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum) study  from the floral photo archives. It’s still one of my favourite plants to shoot, i think it has an unconventional beauty with its spikiness and purple and green colouring. This one was shot with natural lighting, using the old manual lensbaby lens, the f5.6 aperture, and a […]


After the rain – Poppy macro

Poppy macro

Taken on my recent poppy macro shoot with the Canon f2.8 100mm macro lens, this one is just after a rain shower and the poppy petals had amazing colours. After the rain – Poppy macro ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on the site are all ©2012 Jason Swain with […]


Emerging – Flowering Poppies

Flowering Poppies

By Jason Swain. Continuing my recent recent fascination with all things poppy related, here’s a shot of some emerging flowering poppies from my garden. Shot with the Canon f2.8 100mm macro lens, giving lovely DoF and colours. Emerging – Flowering Poppies, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the […]


Centre Stage with Natural Lighting

Natural Lighting

Another poppy photo from the series shot with the Canon 100mm macro lens, and this is pretty much SOOC with natural lighting. I love the way it looks like it’s either staged lighting or heavily post-processed with a vignette. Centre Stage with Natural Lighting, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved […]


Bumble Bee Number 1733, this is poppy traffic control, you have permission to land.

Bumble Bee

By Jason Swain. Having a look at this years crop of poppies through a different lens again, this time its with the Canon 100mm macro, and after the experiments with the 50mm and long-exposures, its just a nice simple Bumble Bee in flight shot, where i wanted the bee to be in focus with a bit […]


Poppy long exposure experiments #3 of 6.

Poppy long exposure

By Jason Swain. Number three from a little series of Poppy long exposure experiments, playing around with TIME rather than the aperture on this, using the ND 11 filter on the Canon 24-70mm L lens. On a bright and windy day I tried out a whole series of exposures, ranging from 1/4 of a second up to 45 […]


Long exposure poppy experiments #1 of 6.

Long exposure poppy

Trying something a little different again this morning. After last weeks aperture games, todays is a long exposure poppy experiment.  Using the ND 11 filter on the Canon 24-70L (the z-pro filter holder doesn’t fit on my 50mm f1.2L) i tried a whole series of exposures from 1/4 of a second up to 45 seconds […]


1/125 is a long exposure if you’re a bee.

1/125 is a long exposure if you're a bee.

By Jason Swain. So many photos so little time, so its a second post of the day from me, and still with the 50mm poppy project. Working through the apertures i’ve worked my way up to f9.0 now, and with the narrower aperture I had to slow things down to let enough light in, and […]


Pink Poppy Pollen Party

Pink Pollen Party

Another shot from my experimental series with my new Canon 50mm f1.2L. Now working my way up through the apertures. Made if to f1.8 when i saw this in the viewfinder! Two bees were simultaneously attending to this poppy and the backlighting helped me see, and catch the clouds of pollen they were throwing up with their […]


The Birds and the Bees

The Birds and the Bees

I’m always thinking of the birds and the bees, and to that end I’ve been cultivating this patch of poppies outside my house for several years. When i say cultivate, in reality i mean i just look at them and they do all the hard work growing by themselves. This year we have a super […]


Pink Thrift in the West Wight

Pink Thrift in the West Wight

By Jason Swain. A single pink thrift flower on the cliffs above freshwater bay, west wight. Taken with my new, and not so nifty 50mm f1.2 (it weighs about 5 times as much as the 1.8 version) using a shallow dof (f1.4) to isolate the lone flower. Pink Thrift in the West Wight, originally uploaded […]


Sea Pinks at Freshwater Bay

Sea Pinks

By Jason Swain. Sea pinks on the cliffs above freshwater bay. This one was taken with the canon 100m f2.8 macro. I’d headed out that day hoping for some lovely sunny shots of the whole place in bloom, but when i got there it was shrouded in sea mist with a weird (but lovely) diffused […]


Lensbaby Sea Holly Bokeh Wednesday Blues

Lensbaby Sea Holly

Another lensbaby floral shot of the lovely Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum) flowers i shot recently, shot with natural lighting and given a cross-process filter in Lightroom 4. Lensbaby Sea Holly Bokeh Wednesday Blues, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on the site are all © Jason […]


Lensbaby Sea Holly

Lensbaby Sea Holly

Away from the beach and back to the floral shots again with a Lensbaby Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum) photo i shot earlier this week. I tried a few lens and lighting combinations on the day, and i think the strongest results come from using the 100mm f2.8 canon macro with a polaroid ringflash hung off […]


Sea Holly – Eryngium Maritimum

Sea Holly - Eryngium Maritimum

Lovely Sea Holly – Eryngium Maritimum macro shot with a colourful background, taken using the Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens with a polaroid ringflash hung off my 430EXII speedlite.   Sea Holly – Eryngium Maritimum, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on the site are all © Jason […]


Very Girly Lensbaby Bokeh Wednesday

Lensbaby

By Jason Swain. Taken during the same photo session as yesterdays Sea Holly shot. I’m not sure what these flowers are called, but i was having a bit of fun with the polaroid ring flash and macro screw-on for the lensbaby and I just really liked the massive girliness of this photo. Very Girly Lensbaby […]


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