LOOK AWAY NOW IF YOU DON’T LIKE SPIDERS.
Overnight this uninvited guest moved in and built a huge web in the hallway of our house. The web was anchored to a lightbulb, one of my shoes and a plastic shoe tray.
It was a magnificent piece of engineering – but it had to go – as did the spider!!
All images taken on an Olympus OMD EM-1 MkII with a 60mm macro lens – and some extra light from a small LED torch.
It is a little known fact ( that is to say, I didn’t know ) that plants breathe out oxygen. Apparently “Plants produce oxygen as a waste product of making sugar using sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water”. ( Source : http://www.scienceline.ucsb.edu )
The appearance of bubbles in these images is evidence that plants do breathe out.
The images were taken by submerging the flowers into a small glass tank of water – and waiting for the bubbles to appear. The flower in image 1 is a chrysanthemum; images 2 to 4 are of blossom – cherry blossom, I believe.
All taken on the Olympus EM1 MkII with a 60mm macro lens. Images 2 to 4 are 1:1 macros; all of the images are uncropped.
A macro shot of a Crane Fly taken on the Olympus EM-1 MkII
I used a 60mm macro lens, single flash and a small soft box.
I got two shots – this was the second – before he got bored and flew off.
Seen in Epping Forest and captured using the Olympus EM-1, a 60mm macro lens and off-camera flash – a new development for me : a skill I am trying to improve upon!
Not the crispest macro shot I have taken, but it was hand held – and the little blighter was in an awkward position in amongst the leaves of a stinging-nettle!