24 October Yellow lichen by Cherrill

24 October Yellow lichen

Visited Abberton reservoir, near Colchester, Essex today. It is a regular haunt of ours as it is a gathering place for wintering wildfowl and waders, also a dropping in place for migrants. The reservoir itself is under going major renovations, providing good muddy banks and sheltering shrubs. Some of the original concrete construction is covered in fascinating and beautiful lichen - little worlds in themselves.
Just for the record we saw over 30 species of bird in the space of a couple of hours.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abberton_Reservoir
nice shot, i love the textures in the moss.
October 24th, 2010  
Lovely shot
October 24th, 2010  
Very nice macro of the lichens! Sounds like a great day.
October 24th, 2010  
Nice macro of the yellow lichen. How fun to watch the birds in this area. I liked the focus of this photo.
October 24th, 2010  
Sounds a marvellous place to visit , the lichen has some amazing shapes when you look up close, and the colours are beautiful, nice shot Cherrill
October 24th, 2010  
That's lovely Cherrill. I've never been there so now I have another place on my list! Thanks for the info ...
October 24th, 2010  
30? Thats mad! Glad you had a great weekend, hope not too cold!
October 24th, 2010  
Excellent macro. 30 is a staggering number.
October 24th, 2010  
Wonderful detail! Sounds like a great day!
October 24th, 2010  
very cool details..
October 24th, 2010  
Lovely focus on this unusual lichen. Must have been a wonderful birdwatching day.
October 25th, 2010  
Congrats on PP with this.
October 25th, 2010  
How wonderful to visit such a bird-filled reservoir and enjoy a late-fall day taking pictures! I'll never catch up, I've come to realize, but I saw your note of congratulations and I wanted to thank you! I haven't gazed into the face of an infant since my own girls were babies, and we're having the time of our life again!
October 25th, 2010  
Love your choice of focus,great macro shot!
October 25th, 2010  
Hi Cherrill... Many, many thanks for your kind words... Was only telling Sangeeta of you yesterday and all the little links people have through this site... thanks again x
October 25th, 2010  
Wow -- look at all the interesting shapes (especially "O's") in the lichen. I also love the color. I bet it was amazing to see ALL those bird species as well.
October 26th, 2010  
So good!
October 26th, 2010  
Wow, beautiful shot!
October 29th, 2010  
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