Charlie for PM

•February 16, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Well, not quite… But Bonds Baby 2011 will do at this stage…I think I picked the best photo. But I don’t know it was far too hard.He is far too beautiful. Just ask me, I’ll tell ya!

Vote for him here


Deep in thought…

•December 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Nikon D90 – Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 micro lens
ISO 800, f/8, shutter 1/125, WB – Cloudy


It’s not an Iris.. or a flower for that matter!

•November 17, 2010 • 2 Comments

Sailfin Pleco

Nikon D90 – Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 micro lens, ISO 3200, focal length 105mm, f/5.6, shutter 1/30, WB – Auto

I did what I don’t usually do and fixed some of the levels and exposure on this one. Also blotted out a few bits of floating poo.


Not as easy as it looks…

•November 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Really haven’t had a great deal of time to play with my new Macro lens, just 10 minutes here or there when Charlie (and Erika) allow it. So far I have worked out that macro photography is totally different from not macro photography. I have had quick experiments with tripod and without and close up to very very close up… Haven’t got many good shots to show yet. Actually, none I am really happy with at all!

Some advice I have got though is to use the tripod wherever possible, as the Nikon 105mm is pretty heavy and unless you have a really steady hand you will get blur, especially focusing 1:1. I’ve been using a really big aperture, but was recommended to use around 8. So I’ll give those tips a go next time.

Nice lens though, I like this one. Not really very ‘macro’ but closer up than I can get with a normal lens.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 Micro lens, f/3.2, shutter 1/3200, ISO 200,Exposure setting ‘Cloudy,
Straight off the camera. Hand Held

Not very well composed, if thats the right word. I think I have the focus points all in the wrong place. Maybe a smaller aperture would work better.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 Micro lens, f/10, shutter 1/60, ISO 500,Exposure setting ‘Cloudy,
Straight off the camera. Hand Held

Crap exposure and colour but how good is the detail! You can see just how scaley my skin really is!

Nikon D90, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 Micro lens, f/10, shutter 1/30, ISO 1000,Exposure setting ‘Cloudy,
Straight off the camera. Hand Held.

Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 micro lens

•November 5, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Well the decision was taken out of my hands. Last night I got my birthday present early, a 105mm nikkor micro lens! Bit spoilt, but that’s ok, I am happy to be spoilt.

Thanks Rodney and Erika!

Now I just need Charlie to be a perfectly well behaved 11 day old bubba so I can go play with my new toy!


•November 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Nikon D90, Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 lens, f/2.8, shutter 1/125, ISO 1250,Exposure setting ‘Cloudy,
Straight off the camera.

This is Charlie with a squished nose, he is 6 days old here, and the reason I haven’t been playing with my camera much. Actually I have been, I have just been taking photos of him. Mostly snapshot ones so far, but when life settles into a routine again I’ll practise my baby photo taking skills!

For some reason this photo keeps uploading sideways. So if you are on a laptop the turn it to the side to see it properly.

Below is Charlie and his big sister Erika, taken on the day he was hatched.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 lens, f/3.5, shutter 1/150, ISO 1000, Exposure setting ‘Cloudy,
Straight off the camera.

Yes – More Iris

•October 24, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Iris sibirica
Nikon D90, 55-200mm zoom lens, f/8, shutter 1/125,  focal length 217mm, ISO 400, Exposure setting ‘Cloudy,
Exposure Bias -1.3ev
Straight off the camera.

Taken late afternoon. Camera says 7.09pm but I didn’t think it was that late. Could have been though. Probably was because the light is so much better than the ones I took earlier in the day.