Posts Tagged ‘macro’

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


The Poppy Seed Head Sundial

Poppy Seed Head

By Jason Swain. Macro of a Poppy Seed Head shot from above with the Canon 100mm f2.8. PP done in Lightroom 4. The Poppy Seed Head Sundial, 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 […]


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, […]


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