Posted on September 11, 2012
By Michael Griffiths
11th September 2012: Himalayan balsam bloom.
Category: Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve Tags: food, restaurants
Ooh it looks like some tropical carnivorous plant! Very exotic. 🙂
It’s a bee cuddling bloom, Lucy. 🙂
What an interesting shot in the dark – it DOES look very exotic indeed.
Yes, Vicki, it has made itself extremely attractive to nectar feeders.
Amazing what dark photography can achieve.
Yes, Alex, but it does require light. 🙂
That is amazing Mike! Excellent!
What are you using to shoot these photos? Obviously a flash, but what are the specs and settings you’re using with your camera — if you don’t mind sharing.
I used a Canon 500D for the nighttime images, a Canon 60 mm EFS macro lens, and the on-board flash unit.
thanks for the info, Mike. You don’t get a reflection with your flash, especially off the berries. I tried the on-board flash on a beetle close-up and it bounced back to the lens badly. Need more equipment — hah!
I didn’t get a reflection on the berries because I used the correct camera settings, Sue. It might be a mistake to believe that purchasing more equipment will make you a better photographer, or that it will cure flash bounce.;)
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