Posts Tagged ‘isle of wight’

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The King is dead long live the King

The King is Dead, Long live the King

The King is dead long live the King By Jason Swain. Still with the poppyseed heads and just in time for bokeh wednesday, this was shot with the Canon f2.8 100m macro lens, and as i said in yesterdays posting, I like to shoot the wild poppies through their whole life cycle, i think there’s beauty to […]


End of the line.

End of the line.

By Jason Swain. Poppyseed heads captured here as they approach the end of the line, shot with the Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens, and a bit of grain added during post-processing in Adobe Lightroom. I like to shoot wild poppies through their whole life cycle, i think there’s beauty to be found at every stage. […]


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 […]


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