I have also managed to find some more sheltered rowan trees that managed to set fruit this year - was it a particularly windy spring, I wonder? The ones in exposed positions seem to have very little fruit. But the little crab apple trees are covered: I have filled my bag with crabapples and not made a dent! Jelly here we come!
I swapped the lens to a manual focus one, which instead of worrying that it was too dark, simply focussed where I told it to, and got a much better clearer image. Of course this works best for still life where the item is not likely to move about. The apples in the foreground are not quite crisp though, I could maybe have used a slightly deeper depth of field. Hey ho.
Here is a bonus photo of a longleggedy pony foal, for no particular reason other than that I liked it.: