Probably not the most sensible thing to do, looking down your lens in to the sun, but I think it produces interesting effects. This one taken high up in the Forest.
This was shot in the Cyril Hart Arboretum in the Forest of Dean. The shapes around the base of the central tree are part of a large sculpture made by a group of visually impaired people.
Flaxley was once a major industrial centre. The Forest of Dean was an important medieval ironworking region, and the earliest forge in Flaxley is recorded in the 12th century. The Westbury brook was the site of five water mills, and at Guns Mill by Flaxley was one the main gun foundries of the English Civil War era.
This one caught me unawares, hence the dodgy focus. This was taken at about 3pm on a scorching afternoon, so I assume the fox was either very hungry or just enjoying the hot weather. Only time for the one shot of this one.
This photo doesn't do justice to this impressive little insect. It was taken with a flash in almost full darkness. In the dark, the back end of it glowed like a bright green LED. Now, if only I could find a swarm of them that were prepared to put on a show for a long exposure :)
Lampyridae is a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged beetles, and commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. Fireflies are capable of producing a "cold light", containing no ultraviolet or infrared rays. This chemically-produced light, emitted from the lower abdomen, may be yellow, green, or pale red in color, and has a wavelength from 510 to 670 nanometers.