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I hope that some of the pictures bring a smile to your face. Others may encourage you to plant something in your own patch of earth.

Regards Jacqueline
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  • Leaf veining by Squirrel

    Thanks Dudler. I'm still experimenting. The adjustments are so fine - you get one bit sharp and then then rest is out. I've been using live view to focus and then ISO 100 and a long shutter speed. I think this one was 6 seconds.
    I'll give it another go. Got some heavy work on this week.
    regards Jacq
    • 22 Nov 2020 9:25PM
  • Sepal,Style and Stigma. by Squirrel

    Hi Chase I'm going to try pressing and drying the samples rather than using them fresh. See if that makes a difference.

    regards Jacq
    • 13 Nov 2020 6:47PM
  • Pollen grains by Squirrel

    Hi Dudler
    I will try a single light. The problem is space sometimes there is only about 2.5cm between the subject and the objective lenses.
    With reference to the eyepiece there are two types of adaptor- the one I have has no lens, it uses the lens in the eyepiece to view the subject and it clamps around the eyepiece. The other type does have a lens - you have to remove the eyepiece and slide the adaptor into the tube from where the eyepiece usually fits. I don't like this sort because of the chance of debris falling into the microscope.

    Hi Chase
    Thanks for the mod. I'll give it a go.

    regards Jacq
    • 9 Nov 2020 6:51PM
  • Nasturtium Anthers by Squirrel

    Hi thanks for all the feed back. Dudler I'm not sure how to focus more with the camera because there is no lens. Fine adjustments have to be done with the microscope. I'll try mirror lock up on another subject.
    The new bit hasn't arrived yet so I am still having to improvise kit wise. I had to use 2 little Manfrotto lights to help with this subject. The microscope lights were just not strong enough - I wonder if that is what caused the purple fringing.

    I know the subject is difficult but the Anthers are the male part of the flower that produces the pollen grains and its that bit which is my interest. I will try and vary the subject. There are some leaves that have toothlike margins they might be worth a try as an experiment. I must sound very nerdy. I really must get out more and find a hobby-perhaps I should take up gardening and photography.GrinGrinGrin

    • 23 Oct 2020 7:36PM
  • Anther by Squirrel

    Hi Pablophotographer.
    There is no lens therefore no aperture. It all depends on the lens in the eyepiece of the microscope. There are two magnifications on the microscope 10X and 30X. unless I start to use the extension tubes in which case the magnification will be greater. I used a high ISO as a starting point because its my first foray into this.

    Hi Chase
    The anther that I was looking at is one from a Penstemon flower. The Anther is curved which is why the bottom half is not in focus. My next step is probably to make a slide in which case the whole specimen will be flat. The slight shadow behind the Anther that goes down the image is the stamen to which the Anther is attached.

    regards Jacq
    • 21 Oct 2020 1:11PM
  • Anther by Squirrel

    Thanks. I will do that.
    • 21 Oct 2020 10:06AM
  • Sinister by Backabit

    I like the way you have caught the hairs on the stems. This is the herb Borage. Some people put it in Pimms along with mint. It has a slightly cucumber flavour.
    • 26 Jul 2020 10:21PM

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  • Posted on dudler's profile

    I really enjoy your photography. It is such a mix and you are not afraid to experiment. Its inspiring.
    regards Jacq
    • 20 Jan 2018 10:10AM
  • Posted on rontear's profile

    Hi Ron

    A super portfolio. Many thanks to you and Maggie for the super presentation you gave to Watford Camera Club last thursday. "The Big Print Show" was certainly big. An inspiration to us all.
    Looking forward to seeing you both next season.

    best Wishes Jacq
    • 12 May 2015 7:37PM
  • Posted on rontear's profile

    Wonderful gallery. Good to see you and your good lady at the final of the Federation of North West London Photographic Societies last saturday. Superb judging and critique as usual. Looking forward to your talk next season too.
    • 24 Feb 2014 9:43PM
  • Posted on Tonyd3's profile

    You really are an inspiration. Your portfolio has really made me think. My creative juices have been spiked. Thank you
    • 6 Mar 2010 8:18PM
  • Posted on dven's profile

    Earlswood Sunset is a real stunner. I love looking at your Pf there is such a variety here. The presentation is alway spot on.
    • 11 Jan 2009 10:03AM
  • Posted on Bob_V's profile

    The Niles flows are brill. Your shots are never boring.
    Regards Jacqueline
    • 11 Jan 2009 9:52AM
  • Posted on brian1208's profile

    Hello Brian

    I spent some time this afternoon at your exhibition At the Regent Centre Christchurch Dorset.
    What a pleasure it was. Portland Light and In the Gloaming Mudeford Harbour are stunning shots. The light in both is just glorious.
    Love in a mist - I'd be interested to know which paper you used for that one. The Prop Rider looked as if it was coming out of the picture towards me. As for the Snow leopard and the Ocelot WOW! how long did you have to wait to get those.

    You've have really inspired me.

    Regards Squirrel
    • 5 Jan 2009 5:30PM
  • Posted on dianah's profile

    Your flowers are a real inspiration.
    • 23 Sep 2008 3:08PM
  • Posted on phototime's profile

    The blue boat is cracking. To me it is the perfect boat shot.
    • 27 Jul 2008 8:20PM
  • Posted on looboss's profile

    I have learnt so much from looking at your pictures. The composition of you shots is second to none and they way you present them is brillant.
    • 23 Jul 2008 11:12PM
  • Posted on JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY's profile

    The Vietnam pictures are stunning, a real inspiration.
    • 23 Jul 2008 11:02PM
  • Posted on Bob_V's profile

    What an inspiration you are.
    • 23 Jul 2008 10:58PM
  • Posted on MikeRC's profile

    Beautiful shots, beautiful presentation.
    • 26 Jul 2007 5:38PM
  • Posted on TyChee's profile

    I have learnt so much about composition from looking at your work. Thank you
    • 23 Jul 2007 6:17PM
  • Posted on User_Removed's profile

    A true inspiration.
    Regards Squirrel
    • 28 May 2007 9:11PM

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