So that I’ve got something to show, we’ll start by going back a bit into the summer.
These are from Dyrham Park near Bath, taken when I had a couple of days off in July.
I’m a bit of a sucker for skies like this, especially when combined with a nice building like that.

Nikon D200, Sigma 10-20mm lens at 10mm, 1/125 @ f11, ISO 100
I thought I’d dig out my (not terribly good) macro lens and get in really close to a few flowers. I really need to buy a decent macro, but that will have to wait.
Anyway, a really vivid yellow.

Nikon D200, Cosina 100mm macro lens, 1/25 @ f11, ISO 100





There were an amazing number of dragonflies buzzing about the gardens. Most of them were small neon blue things, and they seemed to be hanging around in groups, shagging. But, there were a couple of real whoppers as well – totally impossible to photograph in flight, but they did helpfully land on the water occasionally. Just a shame that they landed on the mankiest bit of water…

Nikon D200, Nikon 18-200VR lens at 200mm, 1/50 @ f11. ISO 100





I absolutely love my 10-20mm lens (15-30mm equivalent in 35mm terms) and use it all the time. There’s just no other way you could take a shot like this.

Nikon D200, Sigma 10-20mm lens at 10mm, 1/640 @ f5.6, ISO 160