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Springwatch with keithlard

Daffodils, Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Some local flowers, interviewed yesterday by our intrepid reporter. We ask the tough questions they didn’t want to answer.

Primroses, Primula vulgaris

Forget-me-nots, Myosotis sylvatica

Grape hyacinths, Muscaria armeniacum

Moonwatch

We are a two-world species, which is probably an extravagance, like a two-car family, but never mind. This is our spare world, which is not in use at the moment, but we keep it in a handy orbit, just in case. And it makes a pleasant companion in the garden on a spring evening.

I took these pictures (in daytime) with the iPhone 5 held to the eyepiece of the 6-inch reflector, and I’m pleasantly surprised with the results. I processed them a little in Lightroom to improve contrast and remove the colour channels. The picture above was taken with the 25mm eyepiece.

Detail view with the 10mm eyepiece. Annotated versions after the jump with some interesting sites and features marked.