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Old 16th September 2008
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Living Rainforest

I saw one of those brown signs advertising the Living Rainforest near Chievley as I drove down the M4. Had the camera with me so I stopped in.

Having acclimatised the camera to the steamy conditions I wandered around with the E3 + 50-200 (macro was at home).

Quite challenging conditions, I think, with a humid atmosphere and not a lot of light (plenty of IS and ISO needed and couldn't use the EC-14). The light was diffused by the glasshouse, though, which was good.

It cost 7.95 to get in and that allows me free re-entry for a year. I won't make a specific trip but one can drop in for an hour or so on a bright day.


A postman butterfly

An Amazonian water lily
Bodies: E3, E-P1
Lenses: 8mm, 14-42mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm
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Interesting place I was there earlier in the year and posted a few shots of the plant life. It was tipping with rain and a lot of it seemed to be coming through the roof!

Nice pictures
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Re: Living Rainforest

Yes, we've been there a few times. I agree, its warm, dark and damp. Excellent pictures - especially in view of the low light there..

Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.

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Re: Living Rainforest

Nick a superb pair of images. I love the butterfly but for me the lily stands out as being something special. What makes it so special is the angle of the shot relative to the lily. I see so many images that are taken at conventional angles and, whilst good, remain 'ordinary'. Well done.

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Very nice, I especially like the butterfly, such a clear picture

Thanks for posting.

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