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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

MONUMENT AND MACRO. (25/03/15)

I went out landscaping this morning but the light was far too flat. I also took both cameras and three lenses. Nothing I wasn’t equipped to capture and as is the way of the world I saw nothing close enough for the long lens. I did have a look at the monument. A big tree fell on it and it is only in the last week or so the tree has been sawn up and removed._V0G7679_80_81_tonemapped

_V0G7682_3_4_fused It is in memory of Jane Frazer who died in 1872 of a broken heart. Her fiancé Patrick was killed when he fell out of a tree. I know this leaves a few questions to answer but that’s all I know about the matter. Having carted the macro gear I settled down for a rest on a tree stump and found this………..

_MG_3072   When I saw it I knew it was an Earth Tongue; a small one. Now I don’t think it is and nor do I know what it is.

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_MG_3079 This is one of the Cladonia lichens but which one I can’t tell.

I’ll try to get out for a landscape or two this afternoon. I know macro isn’t very popular but I’m afraid I love it.

26 comments:

  1. I do quite like the way that macro makes the familiar strange. Jean

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    1. Jean it's a bit cool for insects but in summer it's wonderful to see the tiny creepy crawlies in macro shots. I just wish I knew what things are.

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  2. CJ's into lichens. It's a pity he's not in Blogland much these days. I shall point him at these anyway. The scale's a rather neat addition.

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    1. Graham, the mosses, lichen and fungi are the very devil to identify. The folk that know what they are doing use chemicals and microscopes. They are attractive whatever they are called.
      I think the scale helps. I'll keep making them as I use different magnifications.

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  3. Adriaan you would still like amorous young man fall from the tree? But what an amorous young man doing in a tree? He still has something else to do?

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    1. Bas, I really don't know unless he was stealing apples.

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  4. great blog and great photos !

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    1. R,Mac, life is too short not to.

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  6. I think the green things are triffids.

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    1. Frances, they do. If they grew faster I would make a timelapse video of them writhing as they developed.

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  7. Good close ups of whatever they are!

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    1. Margaret, I suspect that in the first picture there are two different Cladonia. I can't tell them one from another.

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  8. It is great, the thingummy thing.

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    1. Bob, I'm pretty sure it is Earth Tongue.

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  9. Patrick may have climbed the tree with his camera - trying to get a good macro shot of a midge landing on an acorn.

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    1. YP, it sounds as if you could write a new book. "The horrible History of Foyers".

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  10. These have been fun to see. And I agree with Yorkshire!

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    1. Bill, thanks but don't either agree or disagree with Mr Pudding it only encourages him.

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  11. I like your macro simply because it shows us things we would ordinarily not see.

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    1. Red, it is amazing what there is to be found in a square metre of leaf litter. I usually carry a magnifying glass on walks.

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  12. So the monument that's dedicated to a pair of lovers, of which one fell out of a tree, a tree falls onto it? Spooky coincidence or what. Great macro work

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    1. Douglas, yes a very strange story.

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  13. Parecen plantas de otro planeta ;)
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Sí Laura, que están fuera de este mundo.

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