Sunday 31 January 2010

Chasing the Moon

the moon

For the last couple of nights I've been hoping to get a decent picture of the full moon, but for some reason I couldn't get a clear shot of the surface features.

This one was taken 4 days ago and is the clearest I've managed. I used a tripod and the self-timer and set the exposure compensation to -2.

Friday 29 January 2010

Over the River...

over the river

I discovered this tree overhanging the River Witham and couldn't resist climbing on it. Needless to say I left my camera on dry land.

Tuesday 26 January 2010

Capture the Moon

The Moon

This week I've tried to catch a decent picture of the moon. Here's my latest attempt. I used a tripod and set the exposure compensation to -2.

Thursday 21 January 2010

Water Droplets on Hawthorn

water droplets on hawthorn berries

I've been trying to take a photo of water droplets with the background focused in the droplet. This is my best attempt so far. Have you got any suggestions how I can take a better shot?

Sunday 17 January 2010

Common Orange Lichen

Lichen, Xanthoria parietina, common orange lichen, yellow scale

Lichen, Xanthoria parietina, maritime sunburst lichen, shore lichen

This morning I walked to Witham Park to experiment with a new camera. I photographed this lichen hoping to identify it, but my book isn't very clear. Does anyone recognise it?

Update: thanks to everyone who helped identify the lichen. It's Common Orange Lichen (Xanthoria parietina).

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Beck Head Stream Cave

Beck Head Stream Cave

After climbing down about 3m in a tight rift and wriggling another 5m through a low passage, Beck Head Stream Cave opens out onto the sandy bank of an underground stream.

Not wanting to take my camera any further I took this one photo before braving the icy waters! After wading for ages upstream the passage reaches an underground waterfall and the end of my exploration, Broadbent Falls.

Sunday 10 January 2010

The River Witham Frozen Over

The tidal River Witham frozen over in Boston, Lincolnshire

Here's something I don't see very often. The tidal River Witham froze over a couple of nights ago. As the tide went out, the river left sheets of broken ice on the banks, freezing over again at low tide.

Taken by my camera phone from the footbridge near Boston Stump.

Tuesday 5 January 2010

Dawn Over Snowy Fields

snowy fields near Wainfleet, Lincolnshire

Not as much snow as some of you have, but this is how it looks here.

Saturday 2 January 2010

Frost Crystals

frost crystals on a leaf, 25 times magnification

frost crystals magnified x 25

There were some great guesses, but no-one mentioned the specific word I was looking for, frost.
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