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Steve Stamford | Peacock feather

Peacock feather

A single peacock feather against a blue sky with soft clouds. A relaxing image with the shimmering colours of peacock plumage.
Steve Stamford | Shilka ZSU-23-4

Shilka ZSU-23-4

The Shilka is a radar controlled anti aircraft gun system armed with four 23mm cannon capable of firing 4,000 rounds a minute to a range of 1.5 miles.
Steve Stamford | Three bottles

Three bottles

A still life of three very dusty bottles in an even dustier setting. This is a manipulated image - not a true photographic likeness.
Steve Stamford | Poppy wash

Poppy wash

Poppies seem to have the ability to spring up as if from nowhere then take over a whole field. This little group have reclaimed an area at the edge of a field. This image has several effects, textures and blends applied to it.
Steve Stamford | Fly agaric square

Fly agaric square

A beautiful specimen of a fly agaric - Amanita muscaria. Commonly described as poisonous though there are few documented human deaths from its consumption, and after having been parboiled it is eaten as a food in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America. It has a history of being used for a hallucinogenic experience.
Steve Stamford | Frog posing

Frog posing

I am lucky enough to live in a place where nature is at home. Frogs are much undervalued as they are veracious predators of garden pests particularly fond of slugs. This is an 'in the wild' image. Frogs and toads are easy to distinguish - frogs have a more pointed nose and hop, toads have blunter noses and 'walk'.
Steve Stamford | Yellow bath duck

Yellow bath duck

Who doesn't love a bright yellow bath duck An image to make you smile.
Steve Stamford | Bath duck

Bath duck

Who doesn't love a bright yellow bath duck An image to make you smile.
Steve Stamford | A single swan feather

A single swan feather

Swan feather falling through a blue sky
Steve Stamford | Three jugs in a garden

Three jugs in a garden

A pleasingly simple composition of three earthenware jugs in a garden setting
Steve Stamford | Tree canopy

Tree canopy

Looking up into the tree canopy
Steve Stamford | The old keys

The old keys

On a village walk I found these keys - couldn't resist the image
Steve Stamford | Fly agaric 2

Fly agaric 2

A beautiful specimen of a fly agaric - Amanita muscaria. Commonly described as poisonous though there are few documented human deaths from its consumption, and after having been parboiled it is eaten as a food in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America. It has a history of being used for a hallucinogenic experience.
Steve Stamford | Derwent down

Derwent down

Taken on a misty afternoon after an unusually long, dry spell in 2018 this reservoir, one of several in the Derwent valley, all but dry at this end. The pipes you see here are normally just a few feet above the water level and in the distance you can make out a few people to give you an idea of scale.
Steve Stamford | Bamboo window

Bamboo window

Decorative window in a bamboo covered wall
Steve Stamford | Sax in the zone

Sax in the zone

A street musician clearly getting into the zone and enjoying the moment.
Steve Stamford | Overhead crane

Overhead crane

This is a rope drum and hook from an overhead crane that was used inside a victorian industrial machinery room. Used to lift machinery parts it is now slowly gathering dust and cobwebs.
Steve Stamford | Oklahoma Willy

Oklahoma Willy

Take a 1958 VW splitty, add a 1986 Rolls-Royce Viper 535 jet engine, nail an afterburner on to get 5,000 horsepower and you can cover the standing 1/4 in around 10 seconds finishing around 150mph
Steve Stamford | Glasswing butterfly

Glasswing butterfly

The Glasswing butterfly (Greta oto) lacks the coloured scales that give other butterflies their distinctive patterns. This means that unlike the 'normal' butterflies the wings of the Glasswing are see-through and this strategy helps them evade predation as prey animals literally see straight through them.
Steve Stamford | Hard drive

Hard drive

Macro of a computer hard drive.