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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Thursday, 13 August 2015

THE DARK WOOD. (13/08/15)

It is going to be hot today. The temperature has already reached 20oC and it is only just gone nine o’clock. Tomorrow there are weather warnings for heavy rain so that should persuade the fungi to grow. I thought I’d have a good look round this morning to see what there was about and try and settle on a way of presenting them. Identification is, as always, a real problem for me but I will do my best in the half hour available.

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Into The Dark Wood.

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I think this may be a Flame Cap.

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Don’t Know. The only fungus I know this colour is the Amethyst Deceiver and I am sure it isn’t one of those. 

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Another don’t know. I enjoyed grovelling about in the leaf litter so not a total waste of an hour. It turned out that I didn’t know any of them.

I am not sure what to do today. It is hot and flat calm so I may go and try for a bit of macro video before the breeze kicks in.

24 comments:

  1. You love grovelling about in the leaf litter? Heck, you are morphing into a human woodlouse! So what can you do this afternoon? How about hiding under a rock and joining in with yet another woodlouse orgy?

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    1. YP, I do enjoy sitting in muck. I think I'm a born again pig.

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  2. Nice shots Adrian, that first one of the woods is great.

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  3. Can I change with you? Here the temperature was +28C at 6 o'clock in this morning. Maximum forecast is + 39C for today. I'm already very hate these dog days. Anyway your photos are great as usual especially the fungi!

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    1. Kovacs, I couldn't be doing with that sort of heat.

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  4. Identifying fungi is not easy! I especially enjoyed your next to last photo, the contrast of texture in it.

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    1. Tina, it is a bit of a poser as they can look very different in a short space of time.

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  5. I love your mushroom pics. It's been so dry here I wonder if we will see any this year.

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    1. Linda, they are just starting here. I'm hoping that the weekend will see a good flush.

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  6. Very difficult to get the sun and shade so well as in your first shot. Well done!

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    1. Bill it wasn't quite as dramatic. The adjustment brush is a wonderful tool.

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  7. I used to love looking for fungi. Fascinating things. Do you eat any of them?

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    1. Frances, yes I eat about half a dozen different ones. I have to be certain they are not going to make me ill.

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  8. It looks like it's right in the Fungi season. I don't like heat but I don't like a lot of rain. Some of the best insect season is coming to an end.

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    1. Red, lots of insects about today but fungi will soon start to take over here.

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  9. like how you framed that disappearing trail :O)

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    1. R.Mac, thanks just a bit of fun.

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  10. The black background makes the subjects stand out well - very apt for the Dark woodW

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    1. John, I am fighting black backgrounds. I'm just too lazy to carry a tripod.

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  11. Wonderful! ~ hope you don't mind, but I had a bit of fun with The Darkwood

    http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae351/les_0277/darkwood%20copy.png

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    1. Excellent Glo. I'll post it tomorrow as it looks like being another dark wood day.

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  12. I love the image of the entrance of the 'dark wood'

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    1. Douglas, it worked out quite well.

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