Shot in the Harrow scrub with Panasonic Lumix GX7 with Panaleica 45mm f2.8 macro lens, in-camera dynamic monochrome filter. Border applied in Snapseed app.
I went for a ramble into Yallakar, west of Harrow, a few days ago and was rewarded with finding my first sighting of greenhood orchids of the wildflower season. As with much in life, it was only when I stopped looking that I saw them!
Panasonic Lumix GX7, Panasonic Leica 45mm macro lens. Cropped and border applied in Snapseed app.
Sometimes you need to see something soothing, so here’s something soothing.
(I watched most of a PG rated film based on a book tonight that was highly acclaimed and awarded a few years ago; three quarters of the way through I realised that it was causing me sensory overload and distress, so stopped watching. It took a little while to recover.)
I’m no gardener – the dead shrubs and knee-high weeds attest to that fact – but I am fortunate to have a terrific bit of nature strip that is home to a gorgeous natural garden. Exploring there today, I found the population of Drosera sundew plants has exploded recently, completely carpeting the ground in places. These carnivores are tiny, but quite capable of fending for themselves; most times when I take a photo of one, it’s only when I zoom in that I see how successful they are at luring prey.
Panasonic Lumix GX7 with Panasonic-Leica 45mm (90mm equivalent) macro lens. Straight out of camera.
As I prepared to leave for work, this fallen leaf outside my window caught my eye. I grabbed my camera, with macro lens already attached, on the way out and fired off two shots before getting in the car – this was the second one.
Panasonic Lumix DMC GX7 with Panasonic Leica 45mm macro lens and in-camera low key filter. Cropped and border applied in Snapseed app.