One of my previously broken New Year’s Resolutions was to get to grips with off-camera, outdoor flash photography – away from my usual safety net of a home studio and lots of time!
So eventually, a couple of days ago, I ventured outside into the garden with my Olympus OMD MKII, a 60mm macro lens and flash gun ( on an extension lead ) to catch whatever was about.
The first three images are of a clump of fungi Daphne had spotted growing in a sheltered corner of the garden. Fungi in January? A little unexpected – but then our winter, so far, has been quite mild – nothing to the atrocious weather that has struck parts of continental Europe. Our thoughts go to anyone who is suffering as a result!
The final image is of grass growing in the crevices of an old tree stump (thanks, Trevor!!). This is probably the result of bird food left in the stump for the passing wildlife – but then again, we’ve not seen much of that over the past few weeks. They are obviously being fed somewhat better further down the road.
A walk through Epping Forest this morning just after a short rain shower.
The forest had everything – colour, sunshine, bright red fungi, old trees with nooks and crannies and the blazing oranges of autumnal ferns.
All images taken on the Olympus EM-1 with a 45 – 150mm lens. I travelled very light.
Is there a better way to spend an autumn morning?
From a walk in Epping Forest yesterday – all images taken around High Beech
From a walk in Hatfield Forest this morning….
Found on an old log in our garden …..
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Hi. Not been around too much this week. I lost my Mac computer for some essential repairs, and I’ve only just got myself back on line.
Anyway, I found these in Hatfield Forest. Lovely colours and textures – in a beautiful location!
This was pointed out to me in our local park by a guy who clearly knows more about fungi-type things that I ever will.
Another fine example of not having to move far from home to find something interesting.
Discovered this morning in Epping Forest, the last remains of a fairy ring.
A pleasure to photograph; but more difficult to stand up again after lying flat in the leaves to get the shot!
D800 + 70mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/11 @ 1/23 sec.
It looked like some small creature had got to this equally small fungi ( less than a couple of inches across ) and had a good feed before abandoning the empty carcass.
Taken this afternoon in Hatfield Forest, Essex, using the macro setting on my Nikon P100, ISO400 1/1000 sec at f/2.8.