a bumblebee emptying the nectar off a globe thistle

Bumblebee

I have been experimenting with some old manual primes on my new micro 4/3 camera (Lumix GX7) lately. On a sunny afternoon a couple of weeks ago I went off to the nearby Glasgow Botanic Gardens with a Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 attached to my Lumix. Because of the GX7'‘s crop factor of 2x, my 50mm lens effectively becomes a 100mm one, so quite good to take close-ups although this is not a proper macro lens. This is first of the selected few from that shoot, a bumblebee emptying the nectar off a globe thistle.

Early autumn leaves at Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow.

Under coloured leaves

Taken at the onset of autumn in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park - some beautifully coloured leaves on a sunny day. Taken from below with sunlight falling on the leaves from the top makes them even more vibrant.

Blooming chives

Blooming chives

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Mountsfield Park has been vital to us where we go for our daily run or a walk, and occasionally to take pictures of colourful flowers - in this case some blooming chives.

Purple flowers in Mountsfield Park.

Colour purple

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Mountsfield Park has been vital to us where we go for our daily run or a walk, and occasionally to take pictures of colourful flowers.