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Plant, Wildlife and Landscape Photography

Simply photographs,, one a day when worthwhile, with a brief comment – plus (usually) something from my archives to spice up “Memory Sundays”. Most pictures are of botanical, wildlife and landscape subjects. This is not a business. I rarely try to sell images but am always open to offers – and please read the copyright notice at the foot of the page..

Richard Gregson PhD MPhil CBiol FRSB


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1104, 2021

Bloodroot

April 11th, 2021|1 Comment

Sanguinaria canadensis

Clumps of these beautiful spring ephemerals are coming up this morning all over the garden.


  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Focal length: 100mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

Photograph is a composite focus stack from 8 original images

704, 2021

Sanguinaria

April 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Bloodroot

Yesterday there were the very first signs of Sanguinaria shoots pushing up through the cold earth. Today there are extensive clumps of green “fingers” and the first evidence of folded flowers. Almost there.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 7 April, 2021
  • Exposure bias: +3/10EV
  • Focal length: 205.60000610352mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
404, 2021

Easter Hare – Wild Peace

April 4th, 2021|Tags: |0 Comments

The above image is a ceramic plaque that we purchased years ago from a gallery in Suffolk. The quotation, I discovered, is only a part of the original (by Yehuda Amichai, an Israeli poet)
 
Not the peace of a cease-fire
not even the vision of the wolf and the lamb,
but rather
as in the heart when the excitement is over
and you can talk only about a great weariness.
I know that I know how to kill, that makes me an adult.
And my son plays with a toy gun that knows
how to open and close its eyes and say Mama.
A peace
without the big noise of beating swords into ploughshares,
without words, without
the thud of the heavy rubber stamp: let it be
light, floating, like lazy white foam.
A little rest for the wounds; who speaks of healing?
(And the howl of the orphans is passed from one generation
to the next, as in a relay race:
the baton never falls.)
 
Let it come
like wildflowers,
suddenly, because the field
must have it: wildpeace.

204, 2021

Leaving Soon

April 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Common Redpoll

We are into April now and don’t expect any more snow, albeit its still very cold. A small troup of Common Redpolls are still hanging around the garden but are expected to head back north before long. Cheery little fellows.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 2 April, 2021
  • Focal length: 189.7400055142mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

Copyright ©

All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA) License … which really just means that you are very welcome to share and use any of these images, but for non-commercial purposes only and you may not alter them without permission. If you wish to use any image commercially please contact me to discuss terms and licensing.

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