I think I’ll use some textures for this Midweek Madness Challenge. I think I’ll start with some stone, here are some hewn blocks forming the wall of a church…

…and here are some rocks that have been eroded by the sea…

Turning to Metal, here’s a rusty aircraft hangar…

…and finally, here is a detail of Richmond Bridge…

…conveniently a very light green πŸ™‚

Catch up with Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge here.

Here’s my entry of close-up’s for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge.

Lets start with one that I could have used for last week’s subject – Autumn. The last surviving Blackberries…

…found on a visit to Long Lane Pasture on Wednesday. Also at the pasture, signs of insect activity – Galls on an Oak leaf…

…These are a mix of Silk Button Spangle Galls and Common Spangle Galls (the green blobs). They are produced by two related species of Gall Wasp and each gall houses a Wasp Larva. The Galls are chemically induced by the adult Wasp.

On our last visit to Kew Gardens I was able to get a photo of this Common Darter…

…sunning itself on a stone wall.

Back once more to the pasture and a rather pretty autumn sight…

…Not flowers, as you might think, but the fruit of the Spindle Tree πŸ™‚

For Brian’s Last on the Card challenge this month we have a juvenile Herring Gull…

…It had been playing with the water bottle on the path but as we approached it stepped back behind the rope fence. It then started pulling at the rope, so I took some shots of it playing. This was the last one and I think we’d both had enough of the game by then – I was probably already mentally taking the camera away from my eye as it has camera shake πŸ˜‰ Taken at Kew Gardens with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 on 21/09

Last shot on the Canon 5D mkIII was taken at Bromley FC’s ground where we had just completed a 5-3 win over Cray Wanderers. It shows a group of our players approaching the fans…

…Shared congratulations is good for morale πŸ™‚ Photo taken 29/09.