Not so common any more.
Common Stork’s-bill, Erodium cicutarium.
Sony DSC-HX20V f3.5 5.9mm 1/800 ISO 100
In two months time you won’t be able to walk down this path – you’ll have to hack your way through with a machete. In March however, the nectar of newly emerging Butterbur flowers is a life-support system for early bees.
Bonus Fact: The name Butterbur derives from the large, heart-shaped mature leaves that were used to wrap butter in the past.
Butterbur, Petasites hybridus.
Interesting email conversation today with the County Recorder about the exact composition of badger faeces in a latrine pit following heavy rainfall, and how this changes when they are mixed with dog faeces. It’s not all glamour you know.
Heather, 9 image focus stack. Nikon D5200 EL Nikkor 50mm f2.8 N f/4 1/180 ISO 100
OK, so it’s a bit battered, but this is probably the rarest fungus I’ve ever found. Enough to set the heart racing.
Pink Waxcap, “The Ballerina”, Hygrocybe calyptriformis.
Viburnum × bodnantense ‘Dawn’. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm f8 1/250 ISO 100
Using my new flash diffuser. Yes, it’s an empty milk jug. Yes, it’s f-ugly, but it works.
With a few exceptions such as the Fly Agaric, most fungi and not noted for their colour. Mostly, it’s all brown or grey. So if you found a fungus with the most beautifully delicate pink gills, you’d be mad to shoot it in black and white.
Wood Pinkgill, Entoloma rhodopolium. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm f16 1/180 ISO 100
Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm ƒ27 1/125 ISO 200
Malus domestica James Grieve.
I didn’t quite nail the focus on this Bergenia. And I didn’t notice the insect on the flower at the time I was taking the shot. Apart from that…
Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm f22 70mm +68mm 1/250 ISO 800
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