We are on the Chatsworth estate in Derbyshire…………..Out this morning, awful light, the house covered in scaffolding and to cap it all the only thing worth snapping was a Heron and I had the wrong lens.The avenue of trees just outside the old walled garden I’m parked in.
We got back after an hours wander and whilst eating breakfast heard a Tawny Owl calling……….unusual in daylight…………Despite following the sound for half the morning I never saw it. Oh well, tomorrows another day.
Came back, set up the feeders, set up the camera for macro and took these of what I hope is Broad Leaved Willowherb. The flowers are about a quarter inch across.
This is three images focus stacked by hand using layer masks. They looked a little dull so I gave them a squirt with glycerine. I must be daft it’s raining now…………..I did think I was tempting fate at the time, It’s good to be right about something. I've just looked at these flowers after the rain and these shots would have been impossible as the flowers have closed up during the shower.
This has given me an idea. If it’s a slow photo day tomorrow I’ll try for a time lapse sequence.
Is it harmful to spray 50% Glycerine?
That’s all for today………..I’ll try for something better tomorrow.