Posts from the ‘Macro’ category

2. Twins…

My second post from the pine plantation – the light was difficult as it was very dark with bright patches of sunlight and as everything was so low to the ground I had to hand hold hence the ISO is high. In the hole of the right hand toadstool is a tiny orange maggot – a home and a meal in one 🙂

twins

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1. The Protector…

It’s late autumn here, we have had rain and so the fungi are out 🙂 🙂 Today I went again to the pine plantation to see what was there and ended up taking lots of pairs of toadstools images.  This is the first of a mini series of posts – I hope you enjoy!

umbrella toadstools

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All in a whorl…

Hello everyone 🙂  It has been overcast, windy and drizzly for what seems an age and so I seem to be in macro mode at the moment.  This is an unusual Chrysanthemum flower from a local florist.  It has bi-coloured petals (a dark cream and light burgundy colour), light on one side and dark on the other, with a wonderful texture and a beautiful whorl at the centre.

chrysanth b&w

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An autumn bloom…

Autumn is the time for fungi which I love, but it has been very dry here so the fungi are not as abundant as usual.  We did have some rain last week and so I searched through the pine plantation and did find a few.  This one was upside down, broken by some creature – I was drawn by the texture of the decaying gills and the numerous tiny bugs feasting away – the wonderful cycle of nature 🙂

gills2

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Daisy Drops…

It has been so dry here, in reality since last September.  Finally over the weekend we got the first of the autumn/winter storms so hopefully some rain is returning.  Whilst I was grateful for the rain, it was not so good for taking images so I ended up mooching about on the back deck during the sunny spells and saw the rain drops on this daisy type plant 🙂

daisy rain1

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A fleeting moment!

Hello again to everyone!  Firstly apologies to my fellow bloggers that I haven’t commented on any of your posts, but hey at least I’m looking at them, lol!!  Time is very short (as is for everyone).  This post is just to say hello, I’m still here! 😀 Harvest is going to be very early this year so this might be a fleeting moment, very much as this image was…We have had so little rain this summer, but one afternoon last month I saw this feather covered in rain drops on our back deck and thought – macro!  Click on the image for a larger view.

feather 1

Converted to b&w using SEP2, with a blue filter to darken the background and camera exposure set for the white feather.

Fairy Fungi…

Eventually I have got out to take some images 🙂 It’s late autumn here now but very dry so there isn’t as much fungi as normal.  I did find this old gum tree in the dark shade of the forest which had an explosion of tiny fungi down a branch, much to my delight.  The vibrant green is wet moss  🙂

toadstool 2

Mycena clarkeana

 

A golden moment….

Another quick hello!  Having not had much opportunity to take images of late, I saw this in our garden a few weeks ago just as the last rays of the sun for the day were hitting this little flower (unusual for me, I threw the label away last year when I planted it – doh!).  A wonderful moment with the background in deep shadow and the low angled light picking up detail of the pollen grains and petal texture 🙂

golden

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Late spring seed heads…

Firstly apologies as I have been a little sporadic in the blog world of late – am playing catch up!

I saw this mixture of tiny little grass seed heads last weekend at Pyalong. The shape of some of the seeds reminded me of hops and almost looked like they were on little fishing lines – very delicate and pretty.  It was blowing a gale so not as sharp as I would want but the high afternoon light was beautiful 🙂

seed heads

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