Wandering Through Photographs

Monday, June 26th 2017

I am wandering through my photographs looking for just the right ones to print out for displays in the Field Centre. 

Chimney Sweeper moths are small and as their name suggests they are black.  They do have a white edging around their wings which disappears with age.  As soon as the sun comes out they are on the move, followed by me and my camera, up and down the boardwalk.  I was really pleased to get this one, even though there are shadows across the wings.  

Chimney Sweeper Moth

Common Blue Butterflies flit from flower to flower and just as you get the camera focused they are off again.  Deep breath and click and it remained on its flower long enough for a photograph.

Common Blue Butterfly

A skipper butterfly was very co-operative and sat on its leaf, quite still.

Skipper butterfly

Some things you take for granted and it is not until you are looking at the image on screen that you realise how amazing it is.  Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil flower buds are covered in tiny hairs.  There are also hairs on the leaves.

Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil

Tiny white hairs were found on the Phragmites.

White hairs on Phragmites

Not to everyone's taste, a fly, but its colours are golden and it too has hairs on its body and legs.

A fly

I can stand and watch the Cotton Grass seeds waving around in gentle breezes for some time, just waiting until the photo looks just right.

Cotton Grass seeds

Glennis spotted an orange flower on the far side of the lake, which she ID'd as Fox-and-cubs.  A close up was required so Adam set off through the undergrowth and returned with this superb photo of yet another new species for the reserve.

Fox-and-cubs


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