Kestrel & Dragonfly, a set on Flickr.
And just to show that it’s not all frogs and crane flies, Keith has also sent us these fantastic photos of a kestrel and a brown dragonfly… Again, thanks to Keith for being a sport and sending them in!
All photos © Keith West.
Some more photos from Keith West today. They’ve been sitting in my email for some time so apologies to Keith for not getting them uploaded more quickly!
When sending these, Keith did mention some of the equipment he uses:
For most of the close-up work I have a perspex box 21X15X3.5 c/ms, the lid is on the narrow, long side.This enables me to photograph through the top and sides.The camera is a Sony NEX 3 with three interchangeable lenses. The one I use for close-up work is the 18-55mm set tomacro and with two 2 diopter c-u filters fitted. Daylight is the lighting where possible. For most other pictures, it would be the 18-200mm lens.
All are hand held, no tripod if I can help it. The best asset is being very patient!My camera is always with me when out, away from home.
A bit of an irregular post this one… but I we need some help.
One of our readers sadly encountered this dead creature in the middle of Exeter… Unfortunately all we have to go on is a picture from a mobile phone, captured on another mobile phone.
Any suggestions would be welcomed, provided they weren’t things like “stop taking pictures with 2 mobile phones” and “stop using Wikipedia and pretending you know stuff”.