We have finally come down from the ceiling after the news of Sam's University offer, then not 15 minutes ago did he receive another offer from his second choice of Bradford. The ceiling has been hit again. Excellent.
Anyway whilst I can still type, this is another from my visit to RHS Harlow Carr.
I was walking through the wooded areas and as I said before I just couldn't get any shots that worked for me until I fitted my macro lens.
Getting into macro mode I found myself looking harder at the undergrowth for interesting shots. I don't know if this is the same for others, but I kind of go into a world of my own as my eyes search for the small details that I would normally walk passed. If I go out in the summer to a nature reserve I sit amongst the long grass and carefully survey the area in front of me. There is always something to be captured. Anyone who has never done it before, try it, you will be amazed at the amount of unseen life there is in a square yard of long grass.
I began to notice that leaves from the much larger trees were getting caught on the branches of the smaller bushes below. I spotted this one cradled in amongst a few bare branches and I thought it has already left its home on the larger tree, but has grabbed hold of the bush on its way down as if to try and save itself from the fate of rotting with the rest of its friends. How long it will be able to cling on for no-one knows, at least it stayed there long enough for me to get a shot of it.
Thanks for looking and for any comments.
Close-up and macro
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