Category Archives: Macro

A tiny mushroom growing on an apricot tree…

Tiny chocolate mushroom growing in a creavis of an apricot tree


I found this tiny mushroom growing in a crevice in the bark of an old apricot tree.
We are fortunate in that the house that we recently moved into has a few fruit trees, all of them old and needing work plus a few seasons pruning to get them back to producing quality fruit. There were lots of apples on the Granny Smith tree. Many had a lot of scab but those that were salvageable were as sweet as I have tasted from a Granny Smith. The Lemon is in terrible condition I think the only thing holding it up is the ivy which is slowly strangling it to death. Even so the fruit is good and again remarkably sweet. I think it might be a Myer lemon they have a propensity to be less acidic. There are three other fruit trees my neighbour thinks one is a green plum and the other two look like cherries or cherry plumbs. Lastly there is this apricot the real estate agent, the previous owner and the neighbour all agree that the apricots are ‘really good’ and the tree is a heavy barer so much so that one year while the house was empty the fruit were picked and sold with lots left over for jam! Well, we will just have to wait and see until next spring.

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Painted tiny florets…

Painted tiny florets

Olympus EM1 OMD ƒ/8 .5s ISO200 Olympus 60mm Macro Twin macro light

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Blue Lace Flower

Blue-Lace-FlowerLumix G3 f7.1 1/1000s ISO160 OLYMPUS 60mm F2.8 Macro

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Shrub like banksia…

Shrub-like-banksiaLumix G3 f5.6 1/50s ISO160

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Rufus Kangaroo paw

Rufus-Kangaroo-pawLumix G3 f4.5 1/160s ISO200 Olympus 60mm Macro lens

Rufus the kangaroo paw lovely  plant a real blood red which in this case has been quite faithfully reproduced very much helped by a cloudy day and  a bit of PS work. The normal camera setting for red flowers  do not do well on the G3. I must spend some time working on the camera styles specifically for red flowers!

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