Prickly green

*Shot on a Canon 7d 18mp dSLR using a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro lens with settings at ISO-1000, aperture at f/5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/200 seconds*

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Fly Agaric garden

The classic ‘red with white spots’ Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria), a highly toxic and hallucinogenic mushroom that thrives around Birch trees and conjures up imagery related to fairies, gnomes and other magical folk. 

Obviously there are some woodland critters unaffected by this fungi, as the two semi-circular bitemarks on the right disc shows!

*Shot on an Olympus E-M1 Mk1 16mp m4/3 pro mirrorless camera using a a Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-4.5 MK I lens via a Viltrox EF-M2 ll SpeedBooster 0.71x adapter (lens reduced to 30-82mm f/3.5) with camera settings at ISO-500, aperture at f/5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/125 seconds*

Nail brush

*Shot on a Canon 40d 10mp dSLR using a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/60 seconds*

Canal lock

Looking down the Glasson Spur section of the Lancaster canal just outside Galgate, Lancaster towards its end at Glasson Dock just under three miles away.

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix G9 M4/3 mirrorless camera using a Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mmm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S mk II lens with settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/8, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/50 seconds*

Aged

*Shot on a Canon 1D Mark III 10mp professional dSLR using a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 IS L lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/5.6, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/200 seconds*

Apocalypse Now

A Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopter, one of the main icons of North America’s Vietnam war (1965-1975) flies overhead heading across – of all places in the world – the little village of Dunsop Bridge in the Forest of Bowland! 

*Shot on an Olympus E-M1 Mk1 16mp m4/3 pro mirrorless camera using a Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 MEGA O.I.S mark II lens with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/4.7, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/640 seconds*

Unfurled

The brittle browning of once-green ferns tells us that the Autumn season has finally arrived and the unfurled leaves will soon die away…

*Shot on an Olympus E-M1 Mk1 16mp m4/3 pro mirrorless camera using a a Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-4.5 MK I lens via a Viltrox EF-M2 ll SpeedBooster 0.71x adapter (lens reduced to 30-82mm f/3.5) with camera settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/3.5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/100 seconds*

Pin-hole

A pin-hole effect shot in Holme Wood at Grizedale Bridge, just on the edge of the Forest of Bowland at Nether Wyreside, UK.

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 20.1mp digital Bridge camera with camera settings at ISO-125, aperture at f/2.8, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/640 seconds*