Cucumber splash commercial photography


From an early age I think most parents have told their children not to play with their food… I’m glad I’m old enough to break the rules..

Setting the home studio up I had a ‘play’ day where I was testing the limits of my flash duration on my studio lights for future projects.  Throwing objects into a tank of water was a great way of testing the flashes to see if i could freeze the motion of both the falling object and the splashes that they created.  It was lots of fun but not without its’ problems.

If anybody wants to know how to shoot these type of images please drop me a line.

Heres one of my favourites.

…i now just need to find out where I put the goldfish…

Canon 5D Mk3 with Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II. 1/160s @ f10 at ISO640.

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Canon EOS 1D Mk4 and Canon ET 1000 N3 extension cable for sale


Hi all,

I have for sale my trusted Canon EOS 1D Mk4 for sale. it is in excellent condition and has been extremely very well looked after as it has looked after me.  It has 110,000 on its shutter life and sensor is perfectly clean.

Details of it are here: http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/genuine-canon-eos-1d-mark-4-1d4-1d-mk4-professional-camera-body/1083366696

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Also, I have a canon ET 1000 N3 10m extension lead in perfect condition that is for sale:

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/original-genuine-canon-et-1000-n3-10m-extension-cable/1083367133

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if anybody is interested, please either pass these links on or please get in touch with me.

Thanks

196/365 Speckled Wood Parage aegeria


Something a bit different from my usual wildlife images. Whilst out in the garden I saw this particular individual repeatedly landing on this statue after nectaring or chasing other butterflies. On my first observation (without the camera) the butterfly had landed directly in the crease of the statues arm and it looked as if both were looking at each other. On getting my camera it never landed there again! Usually how it goes… but I’m pleased with this image. 

Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria, West-Midlands, August, 2013.
Canon 5DIII with Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II, 1/320sec at f/8.0 at ISO400.

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*NEW* Bird of Prey photography workshops


With some very recent meetings I’m pleased to announce that I am now offering Bird of Prey photography workshops in Gloucestershire.

Five hours + five species  = lots of great images.

Watch this space for more details or contact me for more information here:   CONTACT IAN

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Photography tuition now available


Hi all

I’ve just added a new page on my blog about one-to-one photography courses I am running. 

Perfect for any level of experience or as a gift for someone.

Please check out the details here: https://ianbutlerphotography.wordpress.com/tuition/

Thanks

105/365 Black-headed Gull


 

This image of a winter plumaged Black headed Gull goes against pretty much all of the rules of photography; the bird is flying out of the frame, both wing tips are cut off, no room for the subject to go into.
Despite all of these, I really like this image, particularly the backlighting which highlights all of the feather details around the wings and the tail, and the water droplets dripping off its plumage aswell.
With photography I always think…. rules are there to be broken! 😉

Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, West-Midlands, 2009.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.