A Very Blustery Day

Saturday, August 19th 2017

The wind was extremely strong blowing across Foxglove, making macro photography interesting.  However by hanging onto leaves, branches and stems, then cropping fingers, I did manage to have some photos for the blog.

I found my Gold Spangles, the home of the Silk Button Wasp.

Silk Button Wasp Gall

We often see quite large mayflies but this one was tiny, clinging to the underside of a leaf.

Mayfly

Speckled Wood Butterflies filled every sunny glade.  Focusing on one, I did not realise that I had two in the frame.  Of course I still had those pesky pieces of vegetation, in this case, dead leaves!

Speckled Wood Butterflies

The lake was quiet with most of the birds sheltering from the wind.  On the tree the Tufted Ducks were resting.

Tufted Ducks

I photographed, at a distance, a Moorhen.  Once on the screen I found that not only did I have the Moorhen but behind it the adult Little Grebe and in front, rather out of focus, a juvenile.

Moorhen and Little Grebes


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