Busy as a …

Back in 2013 I did a post about my friend the Beekeeper.You can read that here. I’ve always had a fascination for bees and often sit and watch them work their way over my lavender and other plants in my garden.

I sat there a few days ago with my Nikon Z6 and a 300mm lens, and this little guy shows up and places himself in profile. The shot is handheld, I supported the lens on my knees. It’s heavily cropped too, but as I wrote in the original article I never did buy that Macro lens. Although I hear that Nikon have now produced a 100mm Z-mount lens to a reasonable price. So who knows?

Just for a bit of fun here this the same shot in black and white. I’m still playing around in Capture One

Nikon Z6
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
PP Capture One


A souvenir my way comes

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The Tour of Norway passed close to my doorstep on Wednesday this week. Being I am a big cycling fan I placed myself where I knew they would have to take a sharp lefthand turn. I lay in the grass with my camera ready and shot off a load of images. After the leaders and the main Peloton had blasted past a domestique from the Uno-X team came past, his hunched back carrying several water bottles for his thirsty team mates.  He threw his empty bottle away and that was my souvenir of the day…plus this shot. So whomever you were (I didn’t get your number) thank you.

Nikon D800

Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G ED AFS

Queen Mary

Queen Mary by Davidap2009
Queen Mary, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

What a beauty she is.

May 17th

May 17th by Davidap2009
May 17th, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Norway’s National day. Celebrated with brass bands and children’s parades. It’s a chance for everyone to dress in their national dress or Bunad. In this shot my wife is on the left,standing with a friend wearing Buskerud Bunad. My Mother-in-Law has sewn and embroidered both of these dresses by hand some years ago.


Rose by Davidap2009
Rose, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Something a bit different. This orange rose lay on our table Sunday morning. It was just begging to to photographed. I now use this shot as desktop wallpaper. All post is done in SilverEfex Pro 2 using the Selective colour function.

Spring is Here

Spring is Here by Davidap2009
Spring is Here, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Even though it’s in a pot on the dinning room table :0)

Little Yellow Van

Little Yellow Van by Davidap2009
Little Yellow Van, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

An old Swedish Postal Service van slowly rots away. I used Color Efex Pro 4 in post on this one. I fell in love with this shot so I thought I’d share it :0)