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Sorry but I'm a sucker for sunsets...


Earlswood Common lake is just a few minutes walk away from home. This was the scene about an hour ago.




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mine I like : the common


Unit 101 8142 120A Street, Surrey by Goldy Kang

Unit 102 6299 144 Street, Surrey by Shafiq Kazemi #02

Thursley Common, Surrey at sunrise.


The 325 hectares of Thursley NNR holds extensive areas of open dry heathland, peat bogs, ponds, pine and deciduous woodlands, home to a thriving and varied amount of wildlife, much of which is rare and confined to heathlands.


Birds include Dartford Warblers, Stonechats, Long-tailed Tits, Goldcrests, Redstarts, Whitethroats and Wheatears.


Thursley is one of the best sites for dragonflies in the country.


Adders, Grass Snakes and Lizards can also be found.

12709 96 Avenue, Surrey by Rajiv Bhagirath

2586 148 Street, Surrey by David Pan

Unit 413 16398 64 Avenue, Surrey by Bryce Jaheny

My Lovely Home Village in the Surrey Hills


15005 Swallow Drive, Surrey by Tyler Hancock

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16768 85A Avenue, Surrey by Mike Marfori

Unit 101 14859 100 Avenue, Surrey by Mike Marfori

Unit 1 15918 Mountain View Drive, Surrey by Vantage Real Estate Group

9086 146A Street, Surrey by Kevin Huang

2586 148 Street, Surrey by David Pan

15731 106A Avenue, Surrey by The Redekops

Cherkley Court, home of the 1st Lord Beaverbrook between 1910-1964, is set in 400 acres of park and woodlands, and has recently been extensively renovated by the Beaverbrook Foundation.

In Leatherhead, Surrey, England


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14721 75 Avenue, Surrey by Natasha Taylor

More photos down by the River Wey, Guildford. This is the way (or Wey!) we walked back to the station for the train home.

Someone kindly suggested on my last shot that another fly looking across might be interesting... so I gave it a shot. It certainly works for me =). Thank you Gary! And, credit where credit is due: I really liked this shot by Jemenu so wanted to have a play too! So this is, I think, a pair of greenbottles (not bluebottles, I promise you they look green compared to the bluebottle I compared them to at the time!), they're rather mundane creatures but not without a certain aesthetic appeal when you look at them like this. A blue background: a different blue to last time which is gradiented towards purple. I wanted a bit more vibrancy and I think this gave it to me!


Posing this wasn't easy. I used the Watkins & Doncaster Insect Examination Stage with some cork cut out in a 2 cm by 1/2 cm by 1/2 cm strip mounted at the tip. Then I cut a groove into the cork for each mounted insect according to the angle which I needed for the shot. Each of these insects were mounted on a thick black ent pin. Then I fiddled, swore and cursed for 30 mins to get them parallel and in the positions I wanted, cutting off the end of the pins that went beyond the cork so that it could all fit into the chip cone diffuser. These chip cones are handy because they're shaped so that they diverge so allow relatively big things inside the diffuser (mine just sits on the end of the lens with a custom reverse lenscap made from a black party popper) but they're also the right shape so that there's stilll enough omnidirectional light of a similar intensity (because of similar distances, not quite a perfect hemisphere but better than other things I tried). With close flashes I get away with 1/32 and 1/64.


Technical: Gradient in CS4 piped into SmallHD using HDMI matrix used as ambient lighting for the background; strobing has rear curtain sync. 1s exposures; 121 photos into 34 sub stacks, retouched from Dmap composite, finished off with CS4 & Topaz Detail. Step size of 30µm, polystyrene chip cone diffuser. Cropped then resized 10% to lessen noise. Componon 35 f/4 reversed on flat bellows so about 1:1 ish; 2 Pentax 540& 1 Pentax 360 off camera flashes triggered wirelessly by Metz 58 II cam-connected controller; all manual trailing synch to eliminate flash ghosting, strobes manual at @1/32; perpendicular to flys at @2,6.30 &10 o'clock.


Looks nice on black!


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UPDATE 2014 - I have put together an extreme macro photography learning site to explain the techniques and equipment used for all my macro photos here in Flickr which is now ready. To point to a few of the links that people who want to learn this stuff might like to have a browse of:


Focus Stacking, Focus Stack Preparation, Shooting A Stack, Stack Processing, Stack Post Processing, Schneider Kreuznach Componon 28 mm f/4, Schneider Kreuznach Componon 35 mm f/4, Schneider Kreuznach Componon 80 mm f/4, Nikon El-Nikkor 50 mm f/2.8N, Reject Enlarger Lenses, JML Optical 21 mm f/3.5, 20 mm Microfilm f/2.8, Anybrand MP-E 65 Macro Lens, Manual, TTL, Rear Curtain Sync, Extreme Macro Backgrounds, Single Colour Background, The Gradient Background, Adjustable Flash Shoe Mounts, Extension Tubes, Eyepiece, Field Monitor, Flash Bracket, Focusing Helicoid, Holding Tools, Lens Adapters, M42 Iris, Macro Tripod, Making A Macro Beanbag.

5931 188 Street, Surrey by Scott Moe

Unit 3 13360 King George Boulevard, Surrey by Chris Shields

Near Dorking in Surrey. UK

16673 84 Avenue, Surrey by Jag Kahlon

16673 84 Avenue, Surrey by Jag Kahlon

5938 129B Street, Surrey by Rene Sandhu

16673 84 Avenue, Surrey by Jag Kahlon

Unit 6 18707 65 Avenue, Surrey by Sherry Grewal

Project of the day ... was to go and buy a £4.99 disposable camera, and shoot 24 exposures in less than 30 minutes... and then take disposable camera to a one hour processing outlet (Boots chemist), and then hurry home, and scan and choose the five images i thought did the disposable camera and my mind justice.... i allowed some basic modifications... to change to sepia, black and white or crop.... here are the results

Polesden Lacey, near Dorking, Surrey. The lavish country retreat on a 1400 acre estate,of Margret Greville DBE (1863–1942) an eminent socialite.

The front door.

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