He is an early retired PhD Microbiologist living in Worthing South Coast UK. Retirement enabled him to re-kindle his interest in photography combined with affordable digital SLRs.
Bought his first DSLR in Dec 2004- a canon 300D together with a sigma 105mm Ex macro lens. He has since expanded this with a Canon 20D and the king of macro lenses, a canon MPE-65. LordV has been able in those two years to learn quite a lot about the practical aspects of macro-photography which is his main photographic interest, and also enjoy making bits for the camera rigs where he can. The DIY parts have tended to be modified flash brackets, flash diffusers (his current one is made from two coke cans) and bits to stick lenses together.
Virtually all the shots he takes are in his garden, He’s a keen gardener and as he also keeps pond fish (Koi). He has not used insecticide in his garden for many years. This has resulted in a little haven for insects which he loves watching and photographing.
The name LordV takes a little bit of explaining but he used to do a lot of internet PC forum stuff and wanted a name to show I was British, He’s also a Terry Pratchett Discworld book fan and much admire the character Lord Vetinari. So he used that as his Nickname.
Visit his photo gallery on Flickr