Monday, 28 October 2013

Back in the Forest.

Spent some time in the Forest of Dean recently. Had to take the dog for her haircut on the first occasion and spent the time trying out the 5D mk 3 on the big lens, It was a challenging day as the sun was in and out and when it was out it was out and very bright. Quite happy with some of the results though.

Marsh Tit.


Great Tit.

Also tried it out on the water birds, Coot and Little Grebe

When the sun was out the colour of the water was beautiful as in the Coot shot.

I also tried out my new 24-105, I say new, it's new to me, an Ebay purchase which I'm very pleased with at a price which was very reasonable.

The following day I was back and once again Fungi hunting. I also, if I'm honest, was hoping to bump into a few Boar, but despite trying a number of places I was unlucky. I did see 5 Fallow deer hinds though which was nice. The fungi never cease to impress me,

From top to bottom, Parasol (Macrolepiota procera), Shaggy parasol (Macrolepiota rhacodes), Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus), and finally Wood Cauliflower (Sparassis crispa). The Stinkhorn I was particularly pleased to find as it was obviously freshly emerged and was covered in flies, some of which were not bothered by my presence.


Not a great deal to show you this time but I am pleased with what I did get, hopefully there will be some nice weather before my trip to Norfolk so come back soon and check the blog out. As per usual click on a pic for bigger versions.