Flitch Photography

You can see v1 on my 365 project page. This is an ex bud on my wifes Moth Orchid that has dried out and turned all papery. I love the stem that looks just like a dried up umbilical cord to me…or is that just weird 😉

The image itself is made up of 5 shots all stacked on top of each other to get more of the bud in focus. It was taken with my Nikon 105mm macro lens and was lit by our standard hanging ceiling light.


We’re heading back to Rowney Woods this weekend, but here’s a shot from our last visit of some of the many deer entering Rowney Woods.


We’re on a bit of a roll with the flower images so let’s carry on. Below is a picture captured back on the 3rd April this year of some hawthorn blossom.


I’m full of cold and miserable so let’s warm up a bit.

This was taken on a lovely summers day – 30th July to be precise and was taken in Little Bardfield in Essex. I like the fact that the butterfly is sharp and the daisy is out of focus, but I do wish I had taken one with both sharp as well – often a mistake I make – not shooting all permutations of a picture.

Still…I feel a lot warmer now.


As is rapidly becoming our custom we visited Rowney Woods again today. We are now expanding our walks to include the countryside around the woods and continued out to the Debden Green area. The weather has been odd this year with summer starting early, pausing and then restarting a couple of weeks ago. Not surprisingly autumn has been delayed! It is, however, certainly on its way leaves are coming down, the horse chestnut have pretty much completely shead its leaves and the oaks are following suit. So it was no surprise when we came across numerous apple falls.


30Jul

W.A.S.P.

W.A.S.P.

I’m not a fan of wasps, nasty stingy things that get in your beer, but get a macro lens onto them and maybe they become things of beauty.

I love the colours on its head, I’ve never noticed reds on a wasp before, mind you, I’ve never been this close to a wasp before. This one was photographed in Chalkney Woods last Sunday.

Wasp Macro / Close Up

I am so glad I got this macro lens!

And the title…yep – another line from a favourite song (and not the band):

“We’re W.A.S.P.s, yeah, proud American sons,
We know how to clean our teeth and how to strip down a gun”

51st State – New Model Army

It’s a bit tenuous, I know! This may become an ongoing “feature”.