Spring in the Forest
Spring has sprung! Some shots from a day tour to Mt Field and the Styx Valley earlier this week.
One of the major highlights of spring is searching for tiny little orchids which appear out of the forest floor. In the Styx there was a nice patch of bird orchids right below the big trees viewing area, and a few fully formed flowers were on display.
A somewhat less expected highlight in spring is the fungi – generally an autumn highlight, if you search around closely enough you can often find some even at this time of year.
And the moss itself is a magical subject, especially with a shallow depth of field, and composed alongside the filtered light in the background. It fast becoming my favourite “macro landscape”!
Most shots were captured at f2.8, although a couple (orchid and white fungi) involved stopping down a bit to get more detail on the subject.