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里山ビオトープ / Biotope in village

I found the term "Satoyama Biotope" on Google Maps and was curious about it, so I went to Satoyama Biotope Futamatase in Ube City, Yamaguchi prefecture.

The biotope is located in a small valley in a fallow land, and it is much deeper than I expected. Other than me, there was only one group of people with children, and it was a quiet place.


里山ビオトープ二俣瀬 / Biotope in Futamatase village
Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Lotus leaves growing in the water. I took this picture from above the water, so it looks like a blurred image, giving it a painting-like atmosphere.

水中のハスの葉 / A lotus leaf under water
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

ハスの葉 / Lotus leaves
Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

I found a larva of dragonfly in the water pooled on a lotus leaf.

水面に浮かぶ小さなハスの葉 / Tiny lotus leaves on the water
Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

The water is clear and the lotus is beautiful.

水面に浮かぶ小さなハスの葉 / Tiny lotus leaves on the water
Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

The old pile was half decayed, and upon closer inspection, I saw a dense growth of small fungi on the surface.

朽木に生えた小さな菌類 / Tiny fungi on weathered pile
Nikon D750 + SIGMA MACRO 50mm F2.8 EX DG

It is supposed to be a type of mushroom, but I couldn't find it in my research. When we look up mushrooms, we tend to talk about large edible and poisonous mushrooms, so we can't help it. This one was only a few millimeters in diameter at most.

朽木に生えた小さな菌類 / Tiny fungi on weathered pile
Nikon D750 + SIGMA MACRO 50mm F2.8 EX DG

The curvy growth and red tips of the plants are poisonous and disgusting.

小さな赤い菌類 / Tiny red fungi
Nikon D750 + SIGMA MACRO 50mm F2.8 EX DG

小さな赤い菌類 / Tiny red fungi
Nikon D750 + SIGMA MACRO 50mm F2.8 EX DG

Of course, there are killifish.

ハスの葉とメダカ / Japanese rice fish under a lotus
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

It was a peaceful day.


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