wood bark from a dead tree
Recently I re-visited an open space nature walk that I discovered in the company of some fellow steemians a few weeks back, but never got around to posting about. The adventure started out badly. Traffic, rain, highway closures and misdirection, then a couple of mojitas later we finally arrived to the hiking area. I forgot to check my camera settings and wound up with things like this:
cacti and brush emerging from an arid soil
Oops! Even after correcting my settings, the trip was fuzzy. I discovered that trying to hike while I really want to stop to take photos of everything leads me to taking very rushed blurry photos, because i forget to change lenses and fiddle with knobs and dials - which doesnt work out so well. One wants not to be rude by holding up the others. And there's no time to find the hidden things..
enjoying the loop
This past weekend I finished an event earlier than expected and decided to go back to the same spot, even though the sky wasnt nearly as spectacular. So i got down to plants level and got my butt perferated by cacti stickers and stones.
most of these are macros, and some are edited crops of macros. forgive me my fetish for detail..
cacti amongst sedum and sticks
oxeye daisies in the sun
tiny unknown zinnia like wildflower
leaf upon lichen
love on the rocks
unknown freaky alien plant
hunts bumblebee after the nectar of his favorite tiny flower. they are small and extremely shy
macro b+w wood bark
that bee again! took 50 tries to get 5 photos that werent his backside or a fuzzy yellow blur
moar papery wood bark
knots and swirls
precocious lil wildflower hidden amongst the grasses
One day i'll get a book of wildflowers and track down the names on all of these.. thanks for exploring with me!
bud on some stalky succulent fellow