Sunday, 29 March 2009


Today we went to the Garden Centre because Sandra wanted some flowers for the baskets outside. Instead of pretending to be interested while she wandered round looking for suitable candidates, I spent my time taking some macro shots of whatever colourful plants I could see. This is apparently a Geranium. I think it's some kind of flower. As you can tell, my knowledge of the plant world isn't that great, despite growing up with my step-day who is the head-gardener at a large National Trust property in Wales.

I learned one important lesson on this trip: Never give anything to Sandra for safekeeping. No sooner had I passed her my 24mm macro lens in order that I could reach a bird feeder (expect some shots of birds in our back garden at some point) than she dropped it onto the floor with a sickening 'thud'. I suppose 'thud' was better than 'crack' though because it still appears to work thankfully!

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 105mm f2.8 Macro
Aperture: f2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/1250

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