Posts by Category: nature

Day #365

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 30th December 2008

Day #365Title: Frosted Fern
Location: Hylands Park
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: The sun shone for most of the day. But with little or no wind to speak of, it seemed warmer than yesterday, even though there was frost on the ground for most of the time. Delaying work for as long as possible, I went to Hylands Park with Alistair to look for another couple of geocaches. The gardens were rather wintry, and this poor fern looked like it could do with a bit of sun on its leaves!

Day #328

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 23rd November 2008

Day #328Title: Icebergs
Location: Hylands Park
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: We had a pathetic covering of snow first thing this morning, which soon turned to sleet and then melted. After lunch, things perked up a bit and the sun came out, so I made a quick excursion to Hylands Park for a walk to see if I could get any photos. There’s a pond in the middle which still had large chunks of ice floating on top, despite the weather actually feeling warmer today than it did when I was out on my trek yesterday. But that could have been down to the thermal long-johns I was wearing!

Day #304

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 30th October 2008

Day #304Title: Leaden Skies
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: Another busy day at home. During the afternoon, the skies became rather menacing, and I was able to dash outside for a quick shot of the neighbours’ tree before the heavens opened.

Day #296

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 22nd October 2008

Day #296Title: A Fine Crop Of Fungus
Location: Mountnessing
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Managed a quick walk in Mountnessing today, and found this rather fine crop of fungi growing at the base of a tree. Typical Autumnal scene.

Day #293

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 19th October 2008

Day #293Title: Rowhedge Afternoon
Location: Wivenhoe
Camera: Canon Ixus 850IS compact
Notes: The light was fairly changeable today, but I was lucky to catch this rather nice highlight on the water of the River Colne, having taken a walk along the Wivenhoe Trail this afternoon. At a bend in the river, there is a good view of the village of Rowhedge across the water.

Day #288

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 14th October 2008

Day #288Title: Acer Palmetum
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Another quick grab shot in the garden today. I loved the deep red the leaves turn this time of year.

Day #287

Posted by Caz on Monday, 13th October 2008

Day #287Title: Incey Wincey Spider
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube
Notes: I went to put out the recycling for the dustmen this morning, and almost walked into this across the path! Argh! Not really so incey wincey. Just managed to keep my composure and grab the camera to shoot the distinctive Garden Spider, Araneus diadematus