An unreliable memoir

Posts tagged “yellow

HDR Primrose

HDR Primrose

I’m pretty happy with my focus stacking efforts now – it doesn’t always work but that’s the nature of the beast. HDR remains an elusive mystery to me. It must be time to register at the University of YouTube again…

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All fur coat and no knickers

Sulphur Tuft

Sulphur Tuft, Hypholoma fasciculare. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm f16 1/180 ISO 100


Yellow Club

Yellow Club

This season, my neglected lawn has been a delight. We keep most of it reasonably short, but it has provided us with a constant stream of tiny wild flowers, and more recently, fungi. I was delighted with a good crop of Parrot Waxcaps recently, but I’m even more charmed by the current covering of tiny Yellow Club fungi. It’s a mini macro safari out there!

Yellow Club, Clavulinopsis helvola. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm f16 1/250 ISO 100


Fractaltastic

Dog Vomit Slime Mould

Dog Vomit Slime Mould, Fuligo septica. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm f11 1/250 ISO 100


TFIF

Autumn
What a nice day to spend staring at Excel spreadsheets.
But now it’s Wine o’Clock. TFIF.
I could go on about how the wine-dark colours of the leaves are reflected in the glass.

Or not.

iPhone 5s 4.15mm f/2.2 1/912 ISO 32


That’s not a dragonfly

Common Ragwort
Common Ragwort, Senecio jacobaea. Sony DSC-HX20V f/3.2 4.5mm 1/30 ISO 100

Phew, lets take a break from the excitement of Dragonfly Week by staring at this pretty bunch of flowers.
The observant may notice I snuck a soldier beetle in there. Sorry the white balance if a bit off, this is a compact camera jpeg taken in near darkness so not as much room for processing as with a RAW file.


A Sign

Yellow Rattle
Yellow Rattle, Rhinanthus minor. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm f22 1/250 ISO 100

Yellow Rattle has very positive associations for me – summer, meadows, insects, biodiversity – just seeing the first flowers of the year makes me happy. A thing of beauty and an increasing rarity. Yellow rattle is a “hemi-parasite” reducing the vigour of meadow grasses which would otherwise choke many wildflowers. Its appearance in a meadow is likely to be the sign of a biologically diverse site (orchid watch!), but yellow rattle is loathed by farmers who are interested in growing grass not flowers.
Please excuse the poor image, taken in a hurry in very poor light. Moments after this shot we beat a hasty retreat from the Longhorn bull on conservation grazing duty…


Skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus

Skunk cabbage

Skunk cabbage, Lysichiton americanus

Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm f4 1/90 ISO 100


Kissing is in season

Gorse
… when the gorse is in flower.

Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm f11 +32mm 190mm 1/90 ISO 1000