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    Photoshop effects – removing all colour except one

    I’ve seen an effect before which isolates a single colour in a picture – removing every colour other than the chosen one. In my experimentation with photoshop I found a way to do this which may or may not be the correct way (although I’m beginning to find that there are many ways to do the same things in photoshop). The way I achieved this effect was as follows: I started a new selection using the Select -> Colour Range...
  • Nature

    Bury my head

    I went out with my Tamron 90 mm Lens again today to try to get some Butterfly pictures. The weather forecast had suggested that it was going to be warm and sunny today, but in the end it was quite cold and windy so I didn’t find any butterflies at all. I did find this chap however nestling under a buttercup leaf, trying to keep warm perhaps ? Tamron 90mm F/2.8 Pentax K-5 f/4.0 1/500 iso320
  • Nature

    Wild Flower in profile

    Wild flower in Profile I went for a walk with my Pentax K-5 and Tamron 90mm F2.8 macro lens and caught this wild flower in a field about half a mile from my house. 1/1600 F/2.8 ISO 400 Tamron 90mm Pentax K-5
  • Nature

    Wild flower

    This is a shot I took in my Mothers garden in Fakenham in Norfolk. I have no idea of the type of flower, but it had been raining and I was wondering round the garden looking for some nice flower shots and grabbed this one. Pentax K200D Tamron 70 – 300mm tele macro zoom 1/500 sec f/5.6 iso 640
  • Nature

    Spring flowers

    This crocus was taken in March last year with a Canon S95 which I try to keep with me at all times. I used to occasionally come across subjects like this while I was out at lunchtime and used to wish I had my camera with me. It’s not as good a camera as my DSLR, but someone said to me recently, ‘Your best camera is the one you’ve got with you’, which is absolutely true. Canon S95 1/400 f/2.0...
  • Macro

    Natural Patterns in Nature

    Flowers are great subjects for pictures, especially if you can get close enough to see the flower properly. I found this flower in Knebworth, and I was immediately drawn to the brilliant symmetrical natural patterns it displayed. I don’t know what the actual botanical name of the plant is but it’s a fantastic example of the way nature throws up patterns. Pentax K-5 Tamron 90mm f/2.8 1/250 sec f/11 iso1600
  • Nature

    E-PL1 Flower picture

    Last year I owned an Olympus E-PL1 pen camera which I used to take this picture of a flower in my Mother-in-laws garden. By shooting up into the sky the petals were nicely set against the blue sky and I think it gives a really colorful and cheerful image. Being a micro 4/3 sensor camera it’s possible to get some quite shallow depth of field so I had to stop the lens down quite a lot to get the majority...
  • Macro

    Bee on flower

    Took a walk along the road from Stevenage to Knebworth and took some photos of the flowers and bees with my new Tamron 70 – 300mm macro tele zoom. Although this one is slightly out of focus, I still like it because the bee is so coloutful

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