Posts by Category: nature

Day #3359

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 12th March 2017

Day #3359Title: Blossom & Wood
Location: Writtle, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: In contrast to yesterday, it was rather grotty today. We managed to get out this afternoon for a quick walk near Writtle where I found this Spring blossom nicely contrasting with their background fence.
One Year Ago: Day #2994
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Day #3356

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 9th March 2017

Day #3356Title: Bark Beetle Galleries
Location: High Roding, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Alistair and I had a great walk around the footpaths of High Roding today, looking for a few caches. One was the wrong side of a ditch filled with water, so we had to make an impromptu bridge from a sturdy branch which we found nearby. It had these enigmatic patterns in the bark – which I have since learned are called galleries and made by Bark Beetles. To my eye, they look like weird alien art!
One Year Ago: Day #2991
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Day #3335

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 16th February 2017

Day #3335Title: Tactile Skin
Location: Prittlewell, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH
Notes: I was out with friends this afternoon having a walk in Prittlewell. I spotted this rather lovely bark on a tree as we passed.
One Year Ago: Day #2969
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Day #3326

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 7th February 2017

Day #3326Title: Kingfisher Country
Location: Paper Mill Lock, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 100-300mm f4.0-5.6 Lumix G Vario Power OIS
Notes: A (small) Big Stopper (ND 3.0) arrived in the post today, to fit my Panasonic zoom lenses. An unexpected burst of sunshine this afternoon prompted me to rush over to Paper Mill Lock to try it out on some slow water shots. Having made a few I was pleased with, I took a walk further along the canal and came across a Twitcher stalking a bird across the water with an enormous Canon lens. It was a Kingfisher. It soon flew off and landed on some branches not far from me. I hastily changed to my longest zoom (a 600mm equivalent at the long end) just as the sun came out again, making it pop from the background. Wow. I was so pleased. I’ve never seen one before. Just yesterday, I made a comment on a Flickr friend’s Kingfisher photo that I would love to even see one, let alone take a picture. And less than 24 hours later, it happens! Perhaps I should wish for things more often!
One Year Ago: Day #2960
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Day #3309

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 21st January 2017

Day #3309Title: Hard Frost Underfoot
Location: Witham, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH
Notes: I had to run some errands in Chelmsford this morning, but took the opportunity while out for a little trip to Witham to find a trio of geocaches. One of the footpaths was in the shade and the hard frost had yet to melt. The leaves underfoot were very crunchy.
One Year Ago: Day #2943
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Day #3302

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 14th January 2017

Day #3302Title: Natural Cryogenics
Location: Panfield, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Lensbaby Trio 28mm f/3.5 (Sweet/Velvet/Twist)
Notes: It was a sunny but cold day today. I decided to head to Panfield for a long geocaching walk. I was glad of my thermals and many layers! There was still a bit of snow lingering here and there, and plenty of puddles in the shade which were still frozen. I liked this little leaf entombed in a sea of icy bubbles.
One Year Ago: Day #2936
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Day #3291

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017

Day #3291Title: Life In A Puddle
Location: Great Baddow, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Lensbaby Composer Pro / Double Glass Optic 50 mm f/2
Notes: Alistair and I took a walk around Great Baddow this afternoon, looking for a few geocaches. I spotted these drowning leaves in a puddle and thought it would be a good way to kick off my treasure hunting this year, for Treasure Hunt Theme #53 – Puddles.
One Year Ago: Day #2925
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