Herewith 5/6 of my little entourage as I walked around the wood.
Bennie is off-camera, she dashed out at the last minute. Maybe next time.
Before Jonny left for China he lent me one of his cameras, a really nice one which can do all kinds of fabulous things - but only if you know which buttons to press, levers to switch, and can see what you're doing! He left it on an automatic setting so that I could just point and click, which was fine by me.
Today I had the sudden, mad, desire to be a bit more adventurous. I grabbed the camera bag and went out to the woods, to play. I passed the
patch of moss which featured in a post yesterday... I wondered what would happen if I changed the lens for a Macro one ... and tried a shot, and another, and another.
I am thrilled with the result. So much detail! Magic.
This is a large piece of fungus which came off a tree during the windy weather last week.
This is where it came from - fabulous colours! It reminds me of one of my favourite beaches in the West of Ireland, where the rocks are that lovely turquoise colour.
This is an old tree stump with a bit of fungus growing on it.
The markings on some wood.
Finally I made my way home and took a couple of shots in the garden - I couldn't resist the colours.
Altogether I took 170 photographs. I do get a bit obsessive. The textures and the details thrill me.
I feel as though I have been given a pair of magic spectacles!