Glasswinged Butterfly

This Glasswinged Butterfly (Greta oto), a native to central America, and commonly referred to as ‘espejitos’ or ‘little mirrors’ in Spanish, was captured in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, using a 60mm macro lens, then recently acquired. A little different to the out of Africa theme of this photographic blog. Enjoy.
(Canon 50D; f/2,8; 1/125sec; ISO-250; 60mm)

Picture ©2010 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Stanhopea oculata

Stanhopea oculata up close. This image was captured with a fix 60mm macro lens. The orchid is quite a challenge. Despite opening up the depth of field there are still aspects in the foreground out of focus… and there is just too much clutter behind.  This is a lesson on how not to take a flower image… ah well, back to the drawing board… where is that user manual.
(Canon 7D; f/1o; 1/13sec; ISO-640; 60mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Fairies’ Round Table

Would anyone care to identify this little mushroom? Nature provides such intricate patterning around the edges of this specimen and one asks for what purpose? This was a classic macro shot in very poor light and requiring a longer depth of field that normal. A record shot by all accounts… the only creativity apparent is nature’s own in the object.
(Canon 7D; f/20; ½ sec; ISO-800; 60mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Orchid Unknown

This image is a small diversion from capture in the wild to capture in ‘captivity’. An orchid which has come into blossom in my garden, a beautiful flower, as all orchids are, and looking for a knowledgeable viewer to pop in and identify. This picture was captured with a 60mm macro lens… the gentle breeze was an enormous problem.
(Canon 7D; f/11; 1/2sec; ISO-100; 60mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography