3. Emergence…

This tiny toadstool standing in front of a much larger one that had been knocked over in a shaft of sunlight caught my attention.  I love the rhythm of nature – as one falls, something else emerges in it’s place to take advantage of the energy of the sun.

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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 🙂

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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!

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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.

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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 🙂

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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 🙂

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Avenue of Honour – in Autumn…

Hello again to everyone!  A good harvest is safely in (our earliest ever) and now it seems  autumn may be early – everything is out of step.  I took this image yesterday, the Avenue of Honour in Macedon.  I’ve taken an image of this road before (click for link), last time in spring on my converted Nikon D90 in near infrared.  I may be a week too soon for the colours but still very beautiful 🙂

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