Sunday, 20 August 2017

A Wet Woodland Walk

A cloudy and often wet woodland walk with strong winds which was hardly conducive to much in the way of nature observation. 
The winds and dull weather made it difficult to find butterflies and only the occasional bright spell made it possible for the current available species to venture out. Birds, apart from a small flock of immature Goldfinch feeding on thistles in the distance, was non existant.

The first image below was about as good as it got in respect of the weather.

The fruits of Autumn are visible everywhere now like the Haw and Hip berries below.

The most obliging of the butterfly species to venture out was the female and male Brimstone below.

Can you spot the Spider below.

More fruits below, the Sloe fruits and Blackberries.

Some signs of Autumn noticed here as these Hawthorn leaves are starting to change.


Wild Mint.

At last, something colourful to shoot. A Red Admiral.

Musk Mallow.

There is a theme developing you may have noticed, I have used a few of the Art filters on my Olympus E-M1. You can tell that there is not much around at the moment due to the weather and time restraints on my part, as I have resulted to such things.
This one below, you just point at a subject and press the shutter and you get five shots of the subject in a row.

I think this is Fragrant Agrimony below.

An Azure Blue damselfly put in a brief appearance.

A brief shot of a Large White was all that I could get before it made off.

A subject that was not running away quite so quickly, this John Deere tractor and drag harrows.
At least the wind wasn't going  to blow that around. :)


  1. Ihanat kuvat Roy! Kurjaa kun tulee syksy;-(

  2. Ohhh What beautiful landscape.. Madrid in Summer is very arid.. Only the mountains are green.. Autumn is coming!!! Fineeee.. Nice shots.. :-)))

  3. Hi Roy!! Beautiful scenery as always! Haven't been on the blog in years! Think of you and yours often! Hope all is well.

    1. Hi Evie, its good to hear from you. All is OK at this end.

  4. Looks like you had an interesting walk regardless of the wind and clouds!

    1. It was OK FG, but has certainly been better.

  5. Looks like you've captured Autumn creeping up on us Roy...did we have Summer?
    Nice to see such colourful images...[;o)

    1. Thanks Trevor. No Summer, it got cancelled early in June, didn't you get the email??

  6. What a great walk, Roy, I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for taking us along. :)


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