Thursday, 30 July 2015

Cloudy Walk

The weather forecast wasn't great for this morning walk and apart from the odd ray of sunshine it was very cloudy most of the time. There was also the occasional spot of rain in the strong wind.
Finding butterflies was a little taxing as they shelter from the wind and only venture in the open in sheltered sunny spots as they occur.





These next four shots are for David at 





Green Burdock


The Greylag are gathering.



I found this female Gatekeeper in a sheltered sunny spot.




Here she is neatly joined by a female Small Skipper for scale.


Just to accentuate the dull cloudy conditions I thought I would throw in a few monochrome shots.




White Campion


Female Meadow Brown.



Meadow Crane's-bill.



26 comments:

  1. Roy, you still managed to capture some beautiful colours on a grey and damp day, you've got some lovely images there.
    Just been checking my notes...it was sunny and 27° this time last year!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, well hopefully its going to return to better numbers towards the weekend according to the forecast, but not those dissy heights though.

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  2. Lovely walk Roy, especially with little saddle tank (Ring Haw?) passing through the meadows. I assume that is the Nene Valley Railway? Great to see the Gatekeepers, judging by yours and other peoples blogs they seem to be having a good year :-)

    Kindest regards & thanks for the mention :-)

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    1. Thanks David. Yes that was the name on the side when I zoomed in to look and its that NVR as well.
      It runs through part of one of my regular haunts. Yes the Gatekeepers have really recovered from last year.

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  3. Ah. The good old days of railway travel when carriages had corridors and compartments to get away from unruly, noise kids - not that there were so many then.

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    1. Yes and the trains were probably on time then as well John.{:))

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  4. Lovely looking countryside to walk through.

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  5. The only butterflies I've seen out on these windy days have been strong flyers like large whites and not much else!

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  6. Hey Roy... I love your walks you always have wonderful photos from them even when it is cloudy. I love the morning glory or maybe you call it bind weed around the pink flower . No matter it is gorgeous shot.
    Also like the train shots,and the monochrome ones with the gate and the tracks.

    It has been awful hot here, with high humidity, severe thunderstorm,high winds and quarter sized hail ( I know quarter size you have no idea the size) Large enough to scare me, and the high winds blew over half the large maple tree in the front yard. "Yikes"

    So enjoy a cloudy day ;} it could be worse :} .


    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG.
      A Quarter ? Ah! you mean a Quarter dollar (25 cents)
      The one that measures 24.3 mm across and weighs 6.25 grammes. (You wont know what that means).
      Ha! Ha!. {:))
      No, I wouldn't want to be hit on the head with one of those either.

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  7. A lovely, relaxing photo album, Roy. The monochromes work very well. I find the backlit burdock shot particularly pleasing. Cheers!

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  8. The clouds made for very dramatic skies, and I loved the black and white shots...they always look so artsy! The butterflies are beautiful too...as well as the fuzzy bumblebee!

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  9. Some lovely photos here despite the cloudy conditions - the burdock looks superb lit up like that. Love the pic with the Gatekeeper and the Skipper. :-)

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  10. A remarkable sequence of images... as always, Roy!...
    I'm going away for some time, next week, so I will make a break on my blog for a while.
    Thank you so much, for your visits and kind words, Roy!
    Enjoy your Summer!
    All the best!
    Ana

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  11. Lovely images Roy, I like the train shots too, have done well with butterflies over the last few days, rain has stopped play again to day though..
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda. You just cannot trust this weather sometimes.

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  12. Dur dur ce temps gris, mais cela ne se ressent dans la qualité de tes photos Roy et tes Amaryllis sont superbes !
    Bravo

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