So with some new lights to play with, and wanting to test the cave photography kit a bit more, I slunk off to my local cave, Lesser Garth Cave. Not a major system but it has the benefit of being in the hill next to where I live - thus not far to travel, though the slog up the hillside is pretty entertaining!
So a little photo essay from the cave featuring me and taken by me (well on the cameras timer...) - all pictures taken on a Lumix G10, using a small tripod, some cheap radio slaves and a max of two flashes;
|At the entrance.|
|In the main passage|
|About halfway through the main part of the cave.|
|Same as above but single flash.|
|At the 'second' pool.|
|egg case of the cave spider Meta menardi|
Another spider inhabits this cave, but is much smaller - a meer 2mm. This is Porrhomma rosenhaueri. This tint spider is a rare beasty and is in unique in the UK as it is our only true cave dwelling spider. For some reason it likes this cave and is another reason to tread carefully................
|Porrhomma rosenhaueri (taken on previous survey work with a proper macro lense) - scale: the body length of the spider is 2mm!|