Posts Tagged ‘green’

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sea Holly Macro

Sea Holly Macro

It’s been way too long since I last uploaded any floral shots, so i was really pleased to have a chance to photograph some amazing Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum) flowers earlier this week. I tried out several lens and lighting combinations, i think the strongest set of shots come from using the 100mm f2.8 canon macro […]


Green Fingers – Caryopteris x clandonensis

Caryopteris x clandonensis

Just a bit of fun with a floral macro of some Caryopteris x clandonensis, shallow DoF and some flypaper textures. Green Fingers – Caryopteris x clandonensis, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2011 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on the site are all © Jason Swain with All Rights Reserved. The image is […]


Love-in-a-mist – Envy #2

Something a little different this morning, found a few shots taken with the 100mm Canon f2.8 macro of some “Love-in-a-mist” seedpods hanging around in the archives and thought i’d have a little play with the old flypaper textures again and chuck a TTV frame in to complete the look, i’m not exactly sure what that […]


Green with Envy #1

Green with Envy

One of two ‘Green with Envy’ pieces created to be seen / hung together and something a little different this morning. I found a few shots taken with the 100mm Canon f2.8 macro of some “Love-in-a-mist” seedpods hanging around in the archives and thought i’d have a little play with the old flypaper textures again. Then […]


Nifty Fifty Sea Pink Thrifty Bokeh Wednesday

Nifty Fifty Sea Pink Thrifty Bokeh Wednesday, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. Thrift wildflowers taken with the 50mm f1.8 whilst waiting for waves up on the cliffs overlooking compton bay where on another day you might see ladybirds or kestrels or sheep or cows and once in a blue moon, good surf. ———————————– ©2011 Jason Swain, […]


One – Blur (Thrift)

Pink Thrift on the cliffs overlooking Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight


Bumble Bee Bokeh Wednesday

Any of the various large, hairy, social bees of the genus Bombus.


Photosynthesis.

Photosynthesis. Dictionary of Image, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. Photosynthesis. n. The process in green plants by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source. This was really created for the Dictionary of Image website, but i like the way it looks, and its floral, so i’m posting it […]


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