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butterfly 1I didn’t get a lot of good butterfly shots (two in fact!) as I don’t really have the correct kind of lens. That may be me just making excuses but anyways, But there’s the first photo I managed to get

These little guys…

flower beetleNow this is a flower beetle I think…  Well I’ve tried to find some more info on them and have found out nothing at all! Well I know they eat fruit as you can see from the photo. But If anyone knows about these mysterious beetles; please enlighten me! 😀

Is that your tongue sticking out?

Super macro

I really do love this picture. I took this a couple months ago at a nature reserve in the UK and initially didn’t upload it, due to a piece of grass going straight through diagonally left of the shot. Every time I’ve looked at the photo I kept saying to myself that I love this shot so much but the grass just ruins it! Today I just realised that I could crop the photo so that all you would see is the insect itself. Took me that long to figure out that solution, but anyway its finally here!


All scary looking…

Spider (orange)

Another spider shot. A lot of you may be thinking that I’m a great fan of spiders due to the amount of pictures of them I have uploaded recently. But no I’m not a fan of spiders, its just that I love seeing the detail of them up close. Nothing like what we see when see them from a distance. As you can see the spider has something between its pedipalps. Not sure what but I’m guessing its a fly. RIP whatever you are.


Black and White


The temperature outside today was surprisingly warm compared to the past few days. I have 3 new photos for you guys!  I don’t think they’re the best of my photography skills, but I don’t even have much motivation at the moment as I am constantly worrying about my exams. Talking of exams, tomorrows exam has been cancelled! I was actually ready to take it but I suppose a few more days revision would be helpful, right? I guess so.

Other 2 photos will follow.


Work work work…

becky falls

It’s been so long since I had last uploaded a photo. I just don’t have the time anymore, which sad because I really do love taking photos and uploading them for you amazing bloggers out there.  Maybe I will pursue my photography after my accountancy exams  (One next week Friday and also another one right before Christmas). I was planning on going on a little adventure to a national park. Nothing like yellow stone but I sure should be able to get some great pictures wherever it is I plan to go.


Today I’m uploading two pictures. Not ones I’ve taken recently, but ones you haven’t seen yet. The picture above was taken when I visited Becky falls in the UK. I really love the long exposure effect on the water. Makes it look nice and smooth and really does enhance the overall picture. 

Bear Grylls or not so much?


Have you ever watched Bear Grylls and seen the kind of stuff he does? Im not even going to talk about the food he eats let alone what he drinks when he cant find water.  Anyway I thought I could at least try one of the things he does on his show, and that was trying to light a fire with a flint and steel. So I purchased a magnesium flint and steel striker from Ebay and as soon as it came through the mail I went straight to the garden to give it a go.  1 minute later I had a fire going…..  Ha! 1 hour later more like. Its so hard for the sparks to catch onto the tinder (dry grass). In the end I grabbed a tissue and wow how quick it took then! I bet the boy scouts and people who go to summer camp are probably laughing right now. But the time was worth it. It kind of feels like I gained half of a achievement I guess.

This shot was taken shortly after I managed to cheat my way into lighting a fire. I then opened the shot up in Adobe Photoshop, added a black and white adjustment and masked out all colour but the flame itself.

Dragon Fly

dragon fly no 2

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This is my first photo of a Dragon Fly taken with the Nikon D3200. And I know your thinking “Another macro?” yes indeed. Ive been focusing a lot on macro photography lately, theres always bugs out and about for me to take photos of. Now its starting to become winter ill have no choice but to move onto doing other types of photography.

Other than that I had a go at making stop motion videos with lego mini figures. I don’t know how you stop motion guys do it! Its so long winded just to make the figurine look like he’s walking. But I must say the videos you make are amazing and so creative.

I start college on the 9th (I’ll be doing an AAT Accountancy Course) which means ill be working less and earning less. I currently work at a local convenience store which in fact i love doing. But anyway my hours are going to be way less as I’ll be at college so… Ive decided to sell digital downloads of my photos for a small price. For only £0.50 Im selling my photos full size in which you’ll be able to use as your desktop wallpaper or you can print them up to size A0 without loosing a hint detail! Tiff files can be provided if needed.

Download the Dragon Fly photo for only £0.50 here or here:


May 2013

Fly rgb

May was a great month for me with my photography. I managed to get tons of great macro shots but I just haven’t had the time to edit and upload them yet but I’ll get onto it.

“Life isn’t always amazing; there will be times of trial and times of struggle along the way but don’t give up, be strong, believe in yourself and show life that you are going to make it no matter what it throws at you”. ~ Unknown

– Salim Willshire


driftwoodAnother shot at Exmouth beach, Devon, UK.



First seascape!

Cropped seascapeThis is my first seascape taken at Exmouth beach, Exeter, UK. I was hoping for a little more ‘wow’ but the weather wasn’t on my side =(

Macro extension tubes!

AntI recently purchased some extension tubes which are an amazing accessory to add to your camera bag if you don’t own a macro lens. they basically create a space between your camera body and lens which enables your camera to focus closer. 😀 as you can see from this shot you can definitely get pretty close!



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Walking into Tesco and taking photos of their flowers is a little weird. This was a photo i done for a girl who wanted a picture to give to her mum for Mothers Day. It may be a great Mothers Day gift but at 800 iso I’m not so sure.


reflection (signed)

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I’ve never thought of taking droplet shots outside in the sun (its rarely sunny in the UK) but today it was so i tried with great success although, I still need to get a better setup for my droplet shots as the background in my shots always look dull and need touching up in Photoshop. If you have any tips that would help me to gain better shots please comment below 😀 I’m always open to advice. I know Bopbie has some amazing photos which have inspired me to start trying droplet photography, without his wonderful blog these shots wouldn’t have come about so thanks a ton! Checkout his inspiring photos here:



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First person to spot 4 differences between this picture and the same picture (its on this page a few posts down) will gain a follower! 😀

Blue crown *update*

blue crown updated

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The power of Adobe Photoshop is incredible! well, when you have the time 😀  look at how amazing this looks compared to the one below :O just an hours editing can make a big difference. Oh and also you can now purchase my photos from the commissions page on this site. Thanks!

Blue crown

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Settings: 1/200 f/4.5 ISO 64 11mm

I can never quite capture the droplet in mid-air like Bopbie does…

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First droplet shot


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Settings: 1/100 f/5.2 ISO 64 19mm (On camera flash fired)

This is my first droplet shot! i know it’s not the best but i’ll keep trying to improve, it doesn’t help having to use auto focus all the while. I was inspired to take droplet shots by Bopie, who has some excellent droplet shots. check out his blog to see his amazing work:

macro of flower gloss sharp

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Settings: 1/160 f/3.1 ISO 100 4mm

Check out this inspiring blog by Ron for some amazing photography:

First Panoramic


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I originally took this photo in colour but when i opened it up in Photoshop the colours looked realy awful so i then converted the picture to monochromatic. Much better!  😀