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Friday 27 June 2014

More Flutters

Orange Tip (Female)

Small Tortoiseshell. 

Brimstone male in flight.

Common Blue (Male)

Common Blue

The Dingy Skipper below is the only one I have seen this year and that was a hurried shot.

Dingy Skipper

Cinnabar Moth (Tyria jacobaeae)

Six-Spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae)

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Wednesday 25 June 2014


Waterlilies (Nymphaea)
These are growing on a local patch of still water and for once I was able to photograph them at their best.

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Tuesday 24 June 2014

Strange Fungi

Some two weeks ago I photographed these Fungi that were growing from a dead tree in the woodland that I walk regularly.
I have no idea what they are called, but they were massive (bigger than dinner plates) and some that I had not seen before. My research has drawn a blank on what the name for them is.

On returning recently I found that they had flopped over and looked to be dying.

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Monday 23 June 2014

Orchid Fancier

I am often fortunate enough to see and photograph a Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Aglais urticae).
However, its not that often that I get to see and shoot it on an Orchid, which I was able to achieve here in some of these images below.
NB: Vignetting added in post production

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Sunday 22 June 2014

Large Skipper

The Large Skipper Butterfly (Ochlodes venata)

The Large is usually one of the first Skipper species to fly in Summer and the flight times are recorded as early June to late August. A very common species that lives in colonies over rough grassland. A small species 33 to 35mm, which can be found throughout England and Wales.

My first sightings are normally mid June.
NB: the male (as opposed to the female) always perches with its forewing in the dihedral position.









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Friday 20 June 2014

Willow Warbler - Feeding Time

This Willow Warbler was visiting a row of Blackthorn trees and making a repetitive 'tweet' call.
It soon became obvious that it was calling an immature in order to feed it. This continued on for several minutes while I was there as the bird made several return visits with food.