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Steve Stamford | Hard drive 2

Hard drive 2

Macro of a computer hard drive.
Steve Stamford | Milk thistle

Milk thistle

Known by more names than is good for it the Milk Thistle - Silybum marianum is a common weed or flower depending on your point of view. Famous of course as being the flower of Scotland it is also well known for being extremely prickly as anyone who has ever tried picking one will testify. This image is the result of a 13 image focus stack.
Steve Stamford | Mooring post

Mooring post

The stainless steel mooring post and attachment on a small lifeboat. A beautiful piece of engineering designed to save lives.
Steve Stamford | Ladybird on Bluebell

Ladybird on Bluebell

This ladybird's carapace is so shiny it reflects the blue hues of the bluebell, giving parts of it a distinctly purple tinge.
Steve Stamford | Railway signal levers

Railway signal levers

Hampton Loade is one of the stations on the Severn Valley Railway. The signal box with its mix of bright colours and heavyweight mechanical engineering make for a captivating scene that is utterly timeless. This image is a single shot taken in bright sunshine.
Steve Stamford | Thistle down

Thistle down

Sometimes the most overlooked of things are once you look, incredible. This is a single thistle head, turned to seed and will shortly set free countless potential new thistle plants.
Steve Stamford | You look like dinner

You look like dinner

Very close up image of a Sumatran Tiger. Sumatrans are amongst the smallest of the tigers but this female would still be around 200lb and approaching 8ft in length.
Steve Stamford | Milk thistle

Milk thistle

Known by more names than is good for it the Milk Thistle - Silybum marianum is a common weed or flower depending on your point of view. Famous of course as being the flower of Scotland it is also well known for being extremely prickly as anyone who has ever tried picking one will testify. This image is the result of a 13 image focus stack.
Steve Stamford | Bee on clover 2

Bee on clover 2

A white tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) on a head of red clover. Bumblebees are of course fantastic pollinators and welcome visitors to the garden.
Steve Stamford | Bee on clover 1

Bee on clover 1

A white tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) on a head of red clover. Bumblebees are of course fantastic pollinators and welcome visitors to the garden.