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During yesterday’s walk to the stunning wildflower meadows neighbouring Cardiff’s Llanishen Reservoir, I detoured through Rhydypennau Wood to see what fungi might be about. There wasn’t a lot but I spotted some inkcaps sprouting amongst the moss on a fallen log so thought I’d get some photos.

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The camera was out, I was kneeling in the leaf litter, leaning on the log, and had just taken my first shot when …

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‘Oi, lady photographer leaning all over MY mossy log, I’m coming through!’, squeaked the Red-headed cardinal beetle.

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It tootled along the log, through my shot, over MY inkcaps, and on its merry way.

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And it left me laughing in its wake. Best photo bomb ever!

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