Last Year's Hope

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A pair of Sycamore seeds I found this morning in the garden...
21/03/2010 - 12:35matwhittington
CategoryClose Up
Shutter Speed1/80
Focal Length35mm


Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 13:19
Now that's different!
Love it!

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
Last Edited by pauljay on 21/03/2010 - 13:19


Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 14:56
Nice work Mat, enjoying the 35mm?
Regards Huw



Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 15:23
Thanks folks. Huw - I love the 35mm. No matter what lenses I take out with me I always seem to end up with the DA 35 on the camera. I love the way it focusses even when you're almost touching the subject and it's really sharp (subject to me keeping my arms still)


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Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 16:22
Nice one Mat.

Enjoy life


Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 17:15
Thanks Cedric!

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Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 17:20
A bit 'off the wall' for your normal Mat. Damn fine result though.


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Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 18:09
Thanks Paul - you're right, although having seen these in the yard, I had to take a snap of them...

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Link Posted 21/03/2010 - 21:59
Mat: this is a shot of rare quality.

Best wishes,


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Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 14:12
Great shot Mat. From the thumbnail I thought you'd pulled the wings off a fly
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Last Edited by thoughton on 22/03/2010 - 14:12


Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 20:33
Thanks Andrew and Tim, much appreciated - they do look like insect wings. Guess they work in the same way... Would have come off a big fly though - maybe then I'd have a better chance of catching one in my viewfinder...

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