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Winter Macros

By Glostopcat  
A set of images all taken yesterday morning in the Forest of Dean on a visit there with fellow epzer gary_d. Most of these were taken around Cannop and in some of the Forestry Commission plantations near Nagshead. The weather forecast was for sunny intervals, but we saw precious little of the sun on the day and the light was poor throughout which made photographing birds difficult. From the day only one image of a **** chaffinch was worth keeping and I must have binned well over a hundred shots! I was determined to come away with something so decided to focus on some of the smaller things around me which I tend to often overlook or don't even notice. Here is a collection of some of the many lichens, few remaining fungi and decaying vegetation that I saw, the first is of some lichen that i spotted at Cannop Ponds

Tags: Fungi Forest of dean Close-up and macro Moss Bracken Oak leaves Glos Lichens

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gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
21 Dec 2011 1:29PM
So that's where you disappeared to while I was trying to get shots of the birds, a great set and I particularly like V1. - gary

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saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
21 Dec 2011 1:30PM
What fantastic and great set of images,ED,All very beautiful,V1 is my favorite,
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
21 Dec 2011 1:34PM
I love the lichen in V.1, Ed, see a lot of it around this way, so pretty and a beautiful colour. A great set of images, well captured. Carol
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Dec 2011 1:35PM

Quote:So that's where you disappeared to while I was trying to get shots of the birds, a great set and I particularly like V1. - gary
I didn't have any chance with the birds, they were all attracted to you because of all that Lynx Africa you'd sprayed on in the morning before you set off from home!Wink
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
21 Dec 2011 1:36PM
more images, Ed,V11 is for me,
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 1:38PM
Excellent images Ed - I particularly like the Lichens!
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
21 Dec 2011 1:39PM
Gosh, you have had a busy day there, Ed: some excellent macro images, the lichens my favourite.
Very nicely captured set from the forest.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 1:41PM
The lichens are beautiful, especially v11 which is also very festive!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
21 Dec 2011 2:26PM
A fine set Ed.
And I am sure I still have a can of Lynx Africa unused since last Xmas !!
21 Dec 2011 2:37PM
1,7,and 9 are my favourites. Super set! Sylvia
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
21 Dec 2011 2:59PM
Great macros Ed..............Sandy
21 Dec 2011 3:05PM
Looks like there has been a fair bit of nibbling going on here
An interesting set
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
21 Dec 2011 3:15PM
Interesting and excellent set Ed.

Best wishes for Xmas and the new year!


Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 4:03PM
Great set of macro-shots !!...V1 is a corker, with a lovely near 3D effect !!!

Merry Christmas Ed............

21 Dec 2011 4:06PM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family xx
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1500 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 4:38PM
V1 and V9 are particularly good. That's a nitrogen-sensitive lichen, so an indicator of good air quality. V11 has got me stumped though, don't know it at all.
21 Dec 2011 4:49PM
nice & varied set;
quite like #11
21 Dec 2011 6:27PM
V1's a real winner Ed'.

John Smile
21 Dec 2011 6:30PM
An interesting set Ed.Wish you and your family A happy Christmas and New Year..Lin
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
21 Dec 2011 6:59PM
Super series once again Ed. Spot on.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
21 Dec 2011 7:17PM
I love version 11, I've never seen ones with red bits before!
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
21 Dec 2011 8:31PM
V11 for me too Ed - great Xmas look to that.
Best wishes for Xmas and the New Year and thanks for your support this year.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Dec 2011 8:35PM
I'd never seen any with red bits before yesterday, hopefully Durbs has got a better one of v11 with his macro lens
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Dec 2011 10:21PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks folks, I'm glad there was something here to your lichen, Ed
21 Dec 2011 10:26PM
oooh I could do with those lichen perches for my bird shots lol, Merry Christmas Ed and thanks for your many comments on my images always apprecited
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
21 Dec 2011 10:42PM
Nice collection of images.
Its always the tiny things which people overlook and usually trample without realising they've done so.
Alot of this small stuff can be of more interest than the larger items around, especially the intricate detail they can hold. Good work.

7 10 10 England
21 Dec 2011 11:05PM
Terrific collection Ed - the lichens are so beautiful.
Happy Christmas.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Dec 2011 11:34PM
the lichens are my favourite, too. V1 is a specially fine example!
A merry Christmas to you and your family
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
22 Dec 2011 11:01AM
Nice upload Ed.

zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
22 Dec 2011 8:42PM
Excellent images Ed, I like the Lichens and your pun with words, (caerphilly made me laugh)
thanks for takeing the time.
have a good xmas.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
24 Dec 2011 8:26AM
Superb set, Ed - particularly like the lichen.
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
30 Dec 2011 12:35PM
A lovely, interesting set.
Particularly love V.11 with the red caps.
Well done.


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