Weekend Wanderings – A Close Look at Kinglake National Park
When we were wandering around Kinglake National Park the other day, my friend was taking photos with her phone, and one of the things she likes too do is to take photos close up, therefore she is really good at spotting the little things. I’ve spoken on many occasions how the details and small things is not something I am good at, so it is great going somewhere like this with her, because then I see them too, through her.
These flowers were everywhere, I couldn’t get any closer to them than this with my D800, I spent the whole day wishing I had a macro lens.
I realised after awhile that I had in my back pack a x2 Cokin Close up filter, so I put it on my lens and I was able to get much closer to many things, still not as good as it would have been with a macro lens, but not bad. Actually turned out to be quite handy, once the bracket was on it was easy to swap between filters.
By far my favourite thing to photograph was these tiny little things growing in moss that was on trees and logs, in all sorts of places. I loved the colours, it is something wonderful in the dark depths of forests, is that green, almost bright, but so lush. It is a beautiful colour. When I was a kid I wanted some Derwent colouring pencils, and the colour I wanted the most was the lime green pencil.
Here is a close up of the red sap that was coming out of the blackwood trees. It really does look like blood. I thought it was so weird.
I think this is my favourite image, by far. I like the idea of the forest inside a forest. It is like a little ecosystem that is part of something much larger, it is all connected, I like that. I have no idea the names of any of these things, but if you know, let me know, I wouldn’t mind some clues.
I have a few more images for you, I hope you enjoy the close look at the forest floor. I also hope you have a great weekend, mine has been lazy, a good way sometimes, especially without much internet, full strength soon, I’m looking forward to that.