Another walk around the Woodland Burial Ground today and returning via the Horsefield in better weather. I was keen to experiment with the 55-200 lens with an extension tube attached today. I was reasonably pleased with the results, although I missed the focus slightly on the lichen. I was fascinated by the delicate female flowers on the hazels although they are a challenge to photograph. They are so tiny and working so close gives very little depth of field. I think the trick might be to bring some home and try in an outdoor studio situation with the 80mm macro. In the main cemetery are a few alder copses. These trees like their feet in water but seem to be thriving, probably because they are in a low, wet part of the cemetery. I love the way the catkins make the trees glow purple and this morning there was a small charm of goldfinches feeding on the cones.
Everywhere continues to be sodden and the track past the YMCA to Peaks Tunnel is still flooded. It was a pleasure to watch a buzzard soaring over the Deadwood.
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