ABOUT ME

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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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

SOME THINGS. (18/08/15)

I forgot to post yesterday as I was making a new oil cooler and then trying to get some pictures of birds. The oil cooler is a success, the birds were blurry.

On Sunday I found some more Slime Mold and again tried to time lapse it with the same results as before….it shrivelled up and died.

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Slime Mold. Fuligo septica.

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As had this…..Dead fungi can look attractive. This is both dead and dried out, I think it is a funnel cap of some sort.

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A lone Sulphur Tuft.

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I think this is a Mining Bee but am not sure which.

Now onto some things that are similar but totally different.

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A hard boiled egg…………………………………

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A young Rose-gilled Grisette……I will have to guard them to stop the slugs getting to them first.

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A Dandelion seed head……………………

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Hairy Horse muck. This grows fast so I may have a go at time lapse. It’s not the most interesting stuff but may make a bit of video. I’ll bring a bit back to the van and see what happens.

24 comments:

  1. The close view of the slime mold is beautiful, 'twould make a great art picture.
    Brilliant idea to compare similar / different subjects.
    I would think the Hairy Horse Muck would make a good timelapse video.

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    1. John, I have lots of pictures of slime mold.....I was going to post some couscous alongside it.
      I would like some time lapse of something growing.

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  2. Your nose still close to the earth. One day you may look up and see birds in the sky or the stars at night. But I do enjoy your earthy perspectives.

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    1. YP, yes it is fungi time again but there isn't very much variety here.

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  3. A varied selection of images today Adrian, I like the comparison shots.

    You've got a job on trying to beat those slugs! I think I've sussed them though....when they're being watched they deliberately move slowly, but when you're not watching them...they zip along like lightning!!

    It's weird/interesting stuff, is Slime Mould...I think 'yours' might be Mucilago crustacea though?.....it 'grows' on grass.

    I was wondering..does it have to be a special kind of 'Hairy Horse' to produce that muck or will any old horse do?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, slugs are the bane of my life....they can chomp through anything in an hour.
      The slime mold looks identical to the one I found growing on a tree stump. I'm not sure whether this was eating grass or zig-zag clover.
      Yes thoroughbred Highland ponies.

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  4. Very spectacular macros and my absolute favourite is dead fungi. Very nice details with homogen and well blurred background.

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    1. Thank you Kovacs. It is difficult to get any background at all. I am thinking of lighting the background seperately but that means using a tripod.

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  5. Just catching up after a long absence, Adrian. I love your 'similarity shots'! The dramatic composition of the dried/dead fungus is also very special.

    Best wishes - - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, good to see you back from your travels. I only noticed the dead fungus whilst looking at a beetle.

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  6. Happy bees, unhappy fungus. More super close-ups!

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    1. Bill, this was a good bee but harder to take than the fungus.

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  7. A wonderful varied post today.Love the Fungi shots, the Dandeion seed head and the Hariy Horse Muck!

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    1. Margaret, I will have to see if I can get some horse muck to grow hairs.

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  8. Some interesting fungi there Adrian. Better luck next time with the slime mould.

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    1. Adam, I have tried twice to get shots of it growing. Ii doesn't seem to want to perform in the van.

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  9. Great images as always but you got me curious about the oil cooler, for the camper van?

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    1. Douglas, no a cooling coil for an air cooled diesel. The old one split after sixty years.

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  10. The solution is to take a spoonful out of the hard boiled egg so they match!

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    1. John, I did think of taking a nibble but made a sandwich before I remembered.

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