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photoblog image Ulverscroft Manor - April, 2013 6/7

Ulverscroft Manor - April, 2013 6/7

During my visit to Ulverscroft Manor I tried a few close ups, although I don’t have any macro kit apart from a set of close-up filters. With the late spring not much was sprouting but I did manage to find this new growth coming through on one of the bushes in the wood.

 

Ulverscroft Manor - April, 2013 6/7

During my visit to Ulverscroft Manor I tried a few close ups, although I don’t have any macro kit apart from a set of close-up filters. With the late spring not much was sprouting but I did manage to find this new growth coming through on one of the bushes in the wood.

 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Mar 2014, 02:45
Fine shot, Brian...macro lens and filters are optional extras.

Some of my best close-ups are shot with my 100-400mm beast.
Brian Walbey: I've never had a macro lens Ray, I think I used a close-up filter for this.
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 22 Mar 2014, 07:38
This looks like a rhododendron
Brian Walbey: I'm fairly certain it is Chris.
You would have seen a beautiful sight when this rhododendron bloomed a few weeks later. I have no macro lenses.
Brian Walbey: Yes I like Rhododendrons but they spread like wildfire if not kept in check. Ray seems to get by with macro work using only simple tools rather than a specialised lens.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Mar 2014, 11:36
I love this bud - Mary is right!
I received the advice: Go only closer to the object if you want to get a close-up!
Brian Walbey: Yes I'm sure Mary is right Philine. You have the right approach to macro, my type of work can't justify the outlay for a special lens.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Mar 2014, 12:08
Your closeups are better then mine, Brian. What looks shape in the viewfinder, is out of focus when I see it full screen.
Brian Walbey: More by luck than judgement Alan, macro isn't my normal type of work as you no doubt realise.
Pretty fine close up Brian, buds always look good with their interesting scales
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, I was a bit lucky with this shot, not my normal type of work.
This is a rhododendron Brian. Very nice capture!
Brian Walbey: Thnaks Richard, I thought it was a Rhodo.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Mar 2014, 17:06
All the right bits are in focus Brian - something most people forget!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike, not my usual sort of photo.
Can't wait to see it blossom Brian! A fine image..
Brian Walbey: Yes these bushes are real pictures of colour while they bloom but they spread very quickly if not kept in check.
Fine bit of growth!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
The lighting on it is quite lovely!!
Brian Walbey: It was a mixed morning for lighting, I struck lucky with this one.

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