Here are a couple of close ups following on from my ‘looking a bit bare‘ post, which explored the local nature reserve before it bursts into life again in spring.
I deliberately went out in what could have been rainy conditions. The idea being the lure of capturing some water drop images. Just to prove things dont always go as planned:
These two leaves were covered in water drops and looked far more interesting than I managed to capture here. Not only did I fail to get the scene I witnessed, for bonus points I managed to mess up the focus as well. There are no excuses here. I should have taken a few more shots from different angles. Don’t know why I didn’t, it wasn’t like I was pushed for time. So much for working the scene.
Here is a slightly more sucessful image:
Having caught the water drops on the leaf edge I didn’t notice the pointed leaf on the right. When I want to waste of couple of hours editing I will try to clone out the offending article :).
A little bit down the trail I found this fungi:
I am fascinated by the different types and shapes of fungi but haven’t a clue as to any of thier names. Note to self – research types of fungi.
So in terms of photography no award winners on this trip. But it doesn’t matter. I was out with my camera getting some fresh air and enjoying the great outdoors.
A decent picture is just icing on the cake.
PS: Here’s the modified version: