Winter Nature Details

The winter has finally come. The temperature dropped below zero and the freezing thick fog covered everything with frost. It almost looked like it snowed a little. I was hoping the fog will disappear during the day but when the sunset time came it was as thick as in the morning. As it was slowly getting dark, I took my camera, small LED light panel and headed out to capture these details. Thistles, rose hips and various dried grasses, all covered with frost.


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The thick fog was gone next morning and the clouds even let through some of the sunlight.


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Poppy Field

There was a red poppy field next to our land and it looked like a red sea. Every single flower from this sea was also beautiful itself. Here are some details of the flowers as well as photos of the whole field. Papaver rhoeas (common names are also common poppy, red poppy, field poppy, corn poppy, corn rose and coquelicot) are quite usually grow next to roads but rarely in fields like this.

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Garden Jewels

During past weekend I planned to try out a combination of tele lens and macro extension tubes. With this combination the depth of field is still very shallow but it is not one or two centimeters away from the front lens but comfortable ten to twenty centimeters (approximately) away. And while we were going to our cottage I had great chance to try it out.
Even though the garden seemed to be without flowers all I had to do was to take a closer look and suddenly tha garden was full of colourful flowers. Daisies, speedwells, blue and pink forget-me-not, heather are all tiny flowers that are like jewels hidden in grass.

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Here I tried focus stacking technique – focusing on different parts of the main subject and then in post processing combining them together to create image where the main subject is fully focused and the rest is not.
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One more attempt at focus stacking:
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And we finally saw who has eaten all the seeds
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Jewellery Photos

It’s been a long time since I tried something new in photography so I decided to see what will happen if I take photos of jewellery. I set up small 100% DYI studio using and here are the results. Next time when I try this I would like to use some glass that doesn’t reflect the object twice like in these photos but this one was all I had.

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5 Black and White Photos

I love colours in photography, I really do. But sometimes the missing colours allowes the viewer to focus on other aspects of the photo like symetry or repeating patterns or the texture of the subject. And exactly about that is my today post.

The first two photos were taken at castle Bečov and castle Loket.
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These photos were taken in the area of Kladske Mire. One of the lakes in this area is surrounded by wooden footbridge.
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One of the lakes in this area is surrounded by wooden footbridge and some of the planks are decorated with shapes of footprints of local animals or with leaves of trees specific to this area.
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Tree stump with interesting texture.
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