Saturday, 20 June 2015

A Trout's Delight

The Mayfly is definitely a Trout's delight.
This one below (from my research, as I know nothing about them) is the Dark Mayfly (Ephemera vulgata Spinner) a three tailed variety.





Not only a Trout's Delight, the Reed Bunting below is quite partial to one as well.


19 comments:

  1. WOW! Roy these are fantastic close ups of the Mayfly and beautiful lighing with the grass. I never knew it had sucj=h a long tail and great capture of the Reed Bunting with one in its bill. Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. Great photos as always Roy. It's a few years since I last saw this spectacle. It is quite a sight when hundreds of them emerge at the same time.

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    1. Thanks John, there were quite a few in the area where I shot these. Their flight pattern is unusual.

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  3. Lovely pictures those! Managed to snap a banded demoiselle munching on a shorter tailed mayfly last year!

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  4. prachtig wat een mooie onderwerpen ,heel goed gezien deze mooie composities

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  5. ...cool photos...the tails are so interesting. .

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    1. Thanks Kelly, some species only have two apparently.

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  6. Fabulous captures! The tails are very long.

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  7. Hey Roy...All are nice but I like #3. It shows a nice view of its long body.

    Grace

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  8. These are lovely photos of the mayfly, I have never seen such a dark one before.
    On the contrary, in Spain they are very light.
    Your 3rd pic is a winner: composition, light, bokeh, natural flares and sharpness of the subject, everything is perfect :)
    Keep well and enjoy your day, Roy.

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  9. Very interesting! You know I love the bird!

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