Berries on Common Ivy

This was taken in my garden today.

I love taking a closer look at plants that seem relatively common and plain from a distance – there is always beauty to be found when you look!

Common Ivy is one of the best plants for nature to have in a garden – it provides a great source of nectar in the autumn for insects, andthe high fat content of the berries are great for birds during the winter. I’ve watched Blackbird, Song Thrush and Wood Pigeon feasting on the hedge over the last couple of weeks

Berries on Common Ivy

Camera: Nikon D850, Lens: Nikon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 at 92mm, 1/100 sec, f / 8.0, iso 2000

Post processing was inspired by Jo Stephen’s blog on Ethereal Nature Photography I desaturated and blurred the background foliage to bring the beauty and detail of the berries to the fore. I used Lightroom Classic to do the bulk of the work (the new masking capabilities on the recent version 11 are a revelation), Photoshop to add an iris blur filter and the watermark

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