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:
Once I had the twig in my hand the arrangement of buds seemed photogenic.
A bit more focus stacking later
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.
First Bumble Rescue of the Year
9 hours ago