An early morning walk in Epping Forest took us to Connaught Water, a large stretch of water near Chingford.
Not great light, but thankfully the rain held off. The second image is of some tree branches close to the water – a 25 second exposure taken with a ‘big stopper’ filter to give the water that soft, creamy look.
Seen in Epping Forest and captured using the Olympus EM-1, a 60mm macro lens and off-camera flash – a new development for me : a skill I am trying to improve upon!
Not the crispest macro shot I have taken, but it was hand held – and the little blighter was in an awkward position in amongst the leaves of a stinging-nettle!
With some ‘photography’ friends, we spent the morning roaming parts of Epping Forest.
Against the odds the sun shone for a couple of hours before deserting us – but the morning was rewarded with the discovery of some amazing fungi!
From a trip out to Epping Forest & Fishers Green in the Lea Valley.
I think the dragonfly is a female Black-Tailed Skimmer – but I know nothing of these things.
If you can put me right, that would be much appreciated!