Close-ups In Tollymore Forest Park

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The wooded landscape of Tollymore Forest Park in Autumn is perfect for photographing fungi and nuts.  I just had to get used to the occasional strange look as I got down on my hands and knees, or even flat on my belly, on the forest floor.

 

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I admit to being baffled at the time as to what type of nut this was, but some on line research when I got home revealed it as being a sweet chestnut.  It is fairly rare in Ireland and this is first time I’d seen one.

 

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4 thoughts on “Close-ups In Tollymore Forest Park

    1. Thanks Martin. First time I’ve been there, but I’d definitely go back to explore the rest of it. The only problem I have is that if I drive that far, I’m always tempted just to head for the Mournes :}

  1. I agree. They are lovely pictures. Fungi are so fascinating but quite difficult to identify. You will have to get yourself a camera with a swivel viewfinder to minimise lying in the mud and leaf litter when you get the close-ups.

    1. Thanks Jessica. Would you believe I have a swivel screen, but I seem to find composition a lot easier through the viewfinder for some reason. There is an attachment I think, like a little periscope where you can have a viewfinder at an angle for this situation, but I prefer the lower price of lying in the mud for now 🙂

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