Wednesday, 25 March 2020


On one afternoon walkabout I spotted a twig on the ground.
What caught my attention was the lichen.
It seemed a good subject for a photo so I took it home.


After a bit of focus stacking:

2020-03-14 15-22-41 (A,Radius8,Smoothing4)

Once I had the twig in my hand the arrangement of buds seemed photogenic.

A bit more focus stacking later

2020-03-14 15-05-45 (C,Smoothing4)

They looked even more interesting close up, especially the colouring.
The twig was found under an old Ash tree but I don't think it came from that.
The best possibility I could find looking at scores of photos on t'internet was Oak.
As I am useless at identifying trees from buds I am probably way out.

This session the lighting was positioned at about 2 o'clock to give some shadow.


  1. I love that last photo, John. I'm a painter, and I get really frustrated by most plant photography where people try to avoid all sense of form, and things look flat. To my eye, objects need light and shadows to give a sense of being. Great stuff!

  2. I am enjoying your handiwork. It's a bit more interesting than bloody node trees.

  3. I am impressed by these focussed stacked images it's not something I've come across before. Although I've been a keen photographer for 50 years it just goes to show that I've not progressed into other areas of photography. Thanks.

  4. I am amazed at all of the colors in those tiny buds. So interesting, John!


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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