The horse-chestnut has many uses in natural medicine but for us as kids they were perfect for conker fights … sadly more and more regulations are coming in to ban conker fights in the playground ~ lest someone gets hurt (!) ~ so today’s generation is missing out :(

Panasonic FZ50 raw/manual settings


aesculus hippocastanum, conker tree, conkers, horse chestnut, nature, uk, september 2011, peek swint


  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture! Great light and dof!

  • Thanks so much :)

    – Susie Peek

  • Fara
    Faraover 2 years ago

    This is terrific…….love it!!

  • Many thanks Fara :)

    – Susie Peek

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    looks like a Christmas decoration, lovely colours Sis xxxx

  • Ha ha never thought of that ~ nature getting ready for Christmas :)

    – Susie Peek

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 2 years ago

    OK, admit I’ve never heard of a “conker” fight! I can guess, though — is it sort of like dodge ball only with horse-chestnuts? Really cool look at this one, Susie!

  • Thanks Monnie … I don’t know what dodge ball is but with conkers ~ the nuts inside these shells ~ are threaded onto a string and basically swung at the opponent’s nut to see who which one cracks and falls off the string first ~ some people cheat and soak them in vinegar, or bake them, to make them more durable ~ but that’s cheating and definitely not allowed in championships ~ of course we never did that to ours .. ha ha ;)

    – Susie Peek

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Many thanks Larry :)

    – Susie Peek

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

  • Many thanks Andrea :)

    – Susie Peek

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago


  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 2 years ago

    A beautiful seasonal image sweetheART a fave ;~} Valz

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    Susie, this is gorgeous!!!!!!!!

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 2 years ago

    Excellent macro!

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