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Pleated Inkcap
I guess I understand but I have no desire to join in with the tendency to become an "expert" - someone who learns more and more about less and less. One of the delights of being an old-fashioned "naturalist" is that there's always something to look forward ...
I guess I understand but I have no desire to join in with the tendency to become an "expert" - someone who learns more and more about less and less. One of the delights of being an old-fashioned "naturalist" is that there's a...
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Clouds
Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I've looked at clouds that way I've looked at clouds from both sides now From up and down, and still somehow It's cloud illusions I recall I really don't know cloud...
Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I've looked at clouds that way I've looked at clouds from both sides now From up and down, and still somehow It's cloud illusions I ...
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Michelmas
So dark it need the help of my blue LED torch. Michelmas daisies. Nikon D7200 f8 50mm 1/80 ISO 1100
So dark it need the help of my blue LED torch. Michelmas daisies. Nikon D7200 f8 50mm 1/80 ISO 1100
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Aspiration
Nikon D7200 f8 50mm 1/80 ISO 360
Nikon D7200 f8 50mm 1/80 ISO 360
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Holm Oak
This magnificent Holm Oak grows a mere (Olympic) stone's throw from my house. Sadly, it's never going to make it into TwelveTrees because it's impossible to isolate it from the background. Best I could do on a misty morning was this hand held 3 stop HDR. 4/...
This magnificent Holm Oak grows a mere (Olympic) stone's throw from my house. Sadly, it's never going to make it into TwelveTrees because it's impossible to isolate it from the background. Best I could do on a misty morning w...
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The Crossing
Like many people my first contact with Cormac McCarthy was through The Road . After finishing that, I didn't feel I wanted to read any more for a while. I came back to McCarthy via The Crossing , and I've been completely blown away by the quality of his wri...
Like many people my first contact with Cormac McCarthy was through The Road. After finishing that, I didn't feel I wanted to read any more for a while. I came back to McCarthy via The Crossing, and I've been completely blown ...
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Handle With Care
Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum . Nikon D7200 f9 100mm 1/160 ISO 280
Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum. Nikon D7200 f9 100mm 1/160 ISO 280
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Eff off - I'm trying to hibernate
Seven Spot Ladybird ( Coccinella septempunctata ) on Teasel, ( Dipsacus fullonum ). Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/160 ISO 450
Seven Spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) on Teasel, (Dipsacus fullonum). Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/160 ISO 450
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What's About:
You may have already noticed the leaves on the Horse-chestnut trees going brown and crispy . It's not Autumn, it's more likely to be the Horse-chestnut Leaf Miner , the larvae of a small moth which spread to Britain in 2002, although it had possibly arrived...
You may have already noticed the leaves on the Horse-chestnut trees going brown and crispy. It's not Autumn, it's more likely to be the Horse-chestnut Leaf Miner, the larvae of a small moth which spread to Britain in 2002, al...
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It begins
The fungi season last year was superb, the best I have ever known. By contrast, most insects have had a very poor summer. And now it's fungi season again. And after that.... Shaggy Parasol, Chlorophyllum rhacodes. Nikon D7200 f5.6 50mm 1/40 ISO 400
The fungi season last year was superb, the best I have ever known. By contrast, most insects have had a very poor summer. And now it's fungi season again. And after that.... Shaggy Parasol, Chlorophyllum rhacodes. Nikon D7200...
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Valley of Hope
Hope Valley. Nikon D7200 f11 13mm 1/125 ISO 100
Hope Valley. Nikon D7200 f11 13mm 1/125 ISO 100
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Autumn Gentian
Autumn Gentian, Gentianella amarella . Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/160 ISO 160
Autumn Gentian, Gentianella amarella. Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/160 ISO 160
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The opinions expressed here represent my own views and not those of my employer. Comments on posts represent the opinions of others. Alan Cann is the author of two highly successful textbooks, has served on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals, creator of MicrobiologyBytes.com, Internet Consulting Editor of the Annals of Botany.  Has worked as a consultant for numerous educational and scientific institutions, and have published extensively on educational research. Principles of Molecular Virology http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Molecular-Virology-Fifth-Alan/dp/012384939X/ Maths from Scratch for Biologists http://www.amazon.com/Maths-Scratch-Biologists-Alan-Cann/dp/0471498351/ All original content I post here is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ If you would like me to follow you here I need to see: 1. A profile picture. 2. A description of you and your interests. 3. Regular postings here which are of interest to me.
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