A 365 Day Project

Nature

Day 365/365: Fungi Finale!

I can’t believe this is the last post of my 365 day project!! What a year! Thank you to everyone who has looked, liked and commented, it really makes doing these images each day worthwhile. I have learned a lot and I feel I have improved – especially in “seeing” things.

My last post of the project is from our trip today to the Barrington National Park where we walked the Blue Gum Loop Track with John’s Uncle & Aunty from the UK. Fungi is the thing that I like to shoot here, so that is my first image. My second is an image of a bridge handrail with Phil & Dorothy crossing it in the background. I couldn’t walk past the mossy blanket growing on it!

I hope you enjoy my last two images. Next year I am venturing into the world of iPhoneography – a whole new challenge!

Fungi Finale: Nikon D7000; f25; 30s; ISO 100

 

Mossy Blanket: Nikon D7000; f4; 1/125; ISO 400


Day 363/365: Succulent

I shot this succulent in Mum’s garden. As you know, I love shooting anything textural and this has structure as well which is even better! I love the furry texture of these fronds. I think the colour pattern is accentuated by the black & white. Only two more to go, I’d better look for something special in the next two days!

Succulent: Nikon D7000; f9; 1/160; ISO 400


Day 360/365: A Perfect Pair

We’re at Mum & Dad’s place for Christmas and it’s a bird haven here. I shot this perfect pair this morning while having my first cup of tea. Although I’m not an avid bird watcher or anything, they are a great subject to shoot, especially these guys which are very friendly!

Hello Little Guy: Nikon D7000; f9; 1/250; ISO 1000

 

Portrait of a Girl: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/250; ISO 1000


357/365: Weed Seeds

No, not that kind of weed! It’s just a grass weed, something which we have thousands of around here.

Weed Seeds: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/200; ISO 1000


Day 356/365: Silky Lattice

Another rainy summer evening! I went for a walk out in the garden and found this web, and although the shot is far from technically great, I still like it.

Silky Lattice: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/50; ISO 400


Day 348/365: A Little Gem From Our Little Gem

There’s just something about the soft whiteness of a magnolia bud. It oozes purity to me, although the perfect creamy whiteness doesn’t usually last more than a day once the bud opens up. This bud is from the Magnolia little gem in our front garden.

Little Gem: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 1/640; ISO 800


Day 347/365: Bursting Blossoms

This eucalyptus tree in our front garden is just filled with buds waiting to burst into bloom. I captured some part-burst yesterday afternoon. They are perfectly, symmetrically packed into each bud. Oh, to have a macro lens to get up close to these little gems…

Bursting Blossoms: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 1/500; ISO 800


Day 335/365: Agapanthus Blues

I love the tones in this blue agapanthus flower, simple but striking.

Agapanthus Blues: Nikon D7000; f13; 1/30; ISO 1000


Day 332/365: Marching Ant

I noticed these ants heading up a tree this afternoon and thought they could be OK to shoot, but instead of freezing them in action I wanted to capture their movement. So I have panned with the ant. I am pretty happy with this result, out of all my shots(heaps of them!), with the body fairly focussed but the extremities still showing movement. I think the different coloured bark adds interest too.

Marching Ant: Nikon D7000; f13; 1/25; ISO 200


Day 326/365: Botanical Geometry

Another tree fern image tonight. I love the geometry and patterns in a fern frond. I think the black & white really emphasises it.

Botanical Geometry: Nikon D7000; f4.5; 0.5s; ISO 400