Jean Nouvel. Roche building. Boulogne Billancourt near Paris. April 2014.
2013 hasn’t been a great year for insects. Bat pups numbers, due to the lack of insects during the mating period in a very very rainy Spring, fell 50% below average, one female bat in two deciding to skip 2013 for giving birth. Pyrenees. Summer 2013
An ant, on a flower stem; although it looks big it is really minute. French Pyrenees, Summer 2012
Getting one’s camera stolen is a severe blow. Not mentioning the cost. But I need to get back in the saddle and go on with my work. So I chose a picture I took a year ago in Picardy. Roses bring serenity and serenity is what I want at the moment.
Exotic flower 1 – Macro photography. Auteuil, 2012
Not so exotic flower – macro photography. Amiens. 2012
The statue is named “Armed Peace“, it represents an Angel holding a knight’s sword. It is made of bronze and weighs 28 tonnes! The Sculptor’s name is Jules Coutan. Bonus: if you zoom in on the little dark stain at the right of the pedestal of that statue, you will realise it’s not a stain but an insect. So much for the crispiness of my 24-85mm lens.
A white bed of Spring daisies, almost abstract due to the small DOF
Pear tree blossoms
Black honey bee