INTRODUCTION This site contains a collection of photographs I have taken of the flora (mostly) on Anglesey, North Wales, since 2013 - mostly in the past two years. It is by no means comprehensive and there are many gaps. You will also find some photographs from other locations in the UK, especially other locations in North Wales and in Cornwall. For an account of my approach to plant photography go to the Plant photography and equipment page.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THE SITE There are two ways to get to to the photographs, both of which are based on the photographs being categorised in Albums according to plant family. The first way is via the default page of the software Scroll all photo albums, which presents the Albums containing the photos of each plant family with a cover picture of one member of that family. This is is fine, but the covers take up space and so you may need to do a lot of scrolling and moving through pages to find the plant family you are looking for. The second way is via the page Flora photos by plant or species list. This goes first to a list of all the plant families. From here you can either click on the family name to go to the respective Album, or you can click on Species list, which takes you to another page listing the individual species by family. Click on the species name to go to a photograph of that species with information on the photo on the right hand side Click again on the photo to get a full-screen image will appear. In addition there are text pages on the top menu with information describing the environment (habitat, geology, etc) and on cameras and techniques. Go to the bottom menu for terms and conditions of use and for further links, references and acknowledgements.
DOWNLOADING AND USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS When you get to a photo, you will see text on the right hand side. To download a photo, click on the file dimensions numbers under "Download" to download the image. All the photographs may be downloaded either for private use or for use in publications. There are some restrictions on use listed in Terms and conditions, (also in the navigation at the bottom of this page).The photographs are downloadable at their original file sizes. All photos are JPEGs, however I can supply them in other formats if requested (see the contact form). I already have most as PNG files.
PICTURE QUALITY Regarding picture quality, I have set the software to generate the highest definition image (so don't be surprised if you find you have to wait a bit for it to appear). When seen at maximum size on the website on a PC, the photographic quality is pretty good. However I have noticed that they may not be quite as clear as my originals on my PC. So if you interested in a particular photograph, you may want to download it anyway in order to see it at its best on a PC. The quality of the pictures when seen on an iPad is much better - better indeed than my originals as seen on my PC. This has to do with the site software, which is designed to transmit better quality images to take advantage of the retina technology of iPads and phones.