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Updated on March 12, 2016
John The Baptist with Jesus
John The Baptist with Jesus
Bee Flying To Flower
Bee Flying To Flower
Bee in Flight
Bee in Flight
Wasp in Flight
Wasp in Flight
St George Slaying the Dragon (Devil)
St George Slaying the Dragon (Devil)

Hello and welcome to my first Hub, I love taking photographs so i though i would share some here and explain some of my projects with you.

I take a lot of images of Stained Glass Windows, each window tells a story, in the older days many people could not read or write so churches and cathedrals had stained glass windows installed to allow the followers to see images that related to the stories from the bible that where being discussed by the clergy.

Most of my images are made up of several individual images (between 6 and 70 depending on size of window) and merged together with cs3 to give final image, i find doing it this way improves the quality and gives better resolution to the image, plus it can be printed to a larger size.

Churches Iv'e visited so far are in London, Oxford, Somerset and Dorset and I have further plans to visit further afield areas in Scotland and Ireland.

The next most common thing i take images of are Animals, I do a lot of walking either along the river thames or in the somerset/dorset countryside to capture birds, bees, wasps and any other type of animal or insect i may come across.

i enjoy trying to capture movement with insects and birds as it give the animal at its best, trial and error is a must whilst doing this, i use Nikon equipment and setting up the camera and lens is important, getting the correct shutter speed ect.

The most important thing i find whilst taking images is peperation, look around the area where you are going to take the images, follow the animals and watch there behavior, most insects and birds have a pattern, look and wait and when your ready take the image. You also have to be aware of shutter noise as this could and will scare the animal or insects away.

If you move your mouse over any image and right click, the full image will be made bigger.

So enjoy my images and leave a question or comment.

Please do not steal any of my images, they are all copyright to myself. If you like the image email me or leave a comment.

St Michael Stained Glass Window
St Michael Stained Glass Window
St Michael Stained Glass Window
St Michael Stained Glass Window
St Mary Magdalen
St Mary Magdalen
Bee and Wasp
Bee and Wasp
Sea of Souls Stained Glass Window
Sea of Souls Stained Glass Window
Heron
Heron
Met Police Helicopter
Met Police Helicopter
The Moon
The Moon
Panoramic Image (Henry and Sue)
Panoramic Image (Henry and Sue)
St Mary's Church Witney
St Mary's Church Witney

As mentioned earlier I use a D3 and the following lens for the video image.

AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

AF-S 200-400mm f/4G VR IF-ED

AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED

TC-17E II 1.7x teleconverter

10.5mm f/2.8G DX Fisheye

60mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor

Basically all lens that make the job easier.

I rarely use a Tripod but carry a monostick with me as they are easier to use and a lot of places panic when you carry a camera and a tripod.

So if you have any questions regarding my images or the videos please leave a comment.

Bee on Flower
Bee on Flower
Next Doors CAT
Next Doors CAT
Tortoise
Tortoise
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Lions
Lions
Christopher Wren Stained Glass Window
Christopher Wren Stained Glass Window

A few place where ive used my camera kit to take images

London Zoo

Cotswolt Zoo

London Eye

Leyton London

Standlake Oxford

Oxford

Somerset

Dorset

Witney

River Thames

Wanstead

Leytonstone

Weymouth

Ullswater, Lake District

During the next few months i plan to go to a few place including the following

Longleat Safari Park

Cornwall

Devon

Bournemouth

Poole

Just to mention a few, I am waiting till i buy the new

Nikon d3s which has the facility to take video at 24 frames a sec in a 5 min burst, which allows you to use the 24 images as single images also, so this could be interesting to me doing the wasps and bees etc in flight.


View From London Eye
View From London Eye
Westminster London
Westminster London
St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Cathedral
Big Ben
Big Ben
Houses of Westminster London
Houses of Westminster London
Harrods London
Harrods London
Blenhiem Palace
Blenhiem Palace
Stalbridge Bluebell Wood
Stalbridge Bluebell Wood
Lake District
Lake District
Yellow Rose
Yellow Rose
Motorbike
Motorbike
Michael with Nikon D3 and 200-400mm Lens
Michael with Nikon D3 and 200-400mm Lens
HAND
HAND
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On Top Of BOW BELL CHURCH LONDON...
On Top Of BOW BELL CHURCH LONDON... | Source
My best image, Diving Duck
My best image, Diving Duck | Source
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      Tom MClain 

      6 years ago

      Great work!

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      Maura 

      6 years ago

      Great photographs.

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      TheMonk 

      7 years ago from Brazil

      Nice pictures. Very inspirational.

    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      7 years ago from London

      Thanks for the comment Aleo

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      Aleo48 

      7 years ago

      Fantastic images, really capturing the places and creatures.

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      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      THanks Brent for the comment

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      Brent 

      8 years ago

      Mike - great pics. The landscape pics have a little bit of an hdr look to them. Cool!

    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      thanks debbie for the comment

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      Debbie 

      8 years ago

      Stunning...makes me want to grab my EpiPen!

    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      thanks james for the comment. by uploading to youtube people can see more images and its so easy to do.

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      climberjames 

      8 years ago from Steel City

      Really impressive image Mike, uploading them to YouTube is a genius idea!

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      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      Thanks for the comment pamela

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I see we have a common love of stained glass. Your pictures are fabulous. You are an outstanding photographer. Excellent hub.

    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      Thanks tdardy for the comment, might be a nice idea for a hub, i do a lot of images of bees and wasps. Thanks

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      tdarby 

      8 years ago

      amazing photos. I especially liked the bee photo--I have a couple of hives and always enjoy seeing bees. Thanks

    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      Thanks for the comment Jill, the moon was using the 200-400mm lens with a 1.7 convertor so thats about 630mm...

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      jill of alltrades 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Wow! I love your photos. The stained glass collection is really awesome.

      I love the animal photos too! Plus the videos are wonderful!

      Wow, you log around that 200-400mm lens?

      What lens did you use for the moon photo?

    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      thanks peggy for the comment, i will be doing more hubs.

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You are an amazing photographer! Took the time to view your stained glass video. Beautiful images. Will have to come back and spend more time seeing your other videos. Keep hubbing!

    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      Thanks Hummingbird5356 for your comment.

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      Hummingbird5356 

      8 years ago

      This is an excellent collection of photos. I particularly like the music you chose to go with the videos. I look forward to seeing more of your hubs.

      I am only an amateur photographer, I am new to it.

    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      Thanks GeneralHowitzer for the comment...

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      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Wow a great hub here and great collection of pix welcome aboard mike.

    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      Thanks for both the comments and tim-tim welcome, i will be making more hubs later...

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      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Love taking pictures! Thanks for sharing the story about the stained glass. It is interesting!

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      Darrell W. Morehouse 111 

      8 years ago

      You will find hub pages usefull and interactive, good luck I found you from http://twitter.com/ddoingit1

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