This is part two, part one is already posted. For some reason my uploading was stopped. But, I continue!
Fungi, etc as previously posted.
Below are two pix of a Bird of Prey. It could be a Pale Buzzard, a Honey Buzzard, a Goshawk. As usual I had difficulty gettinga good pic! But thanks to GIMP, an open source free photoshop type programme, I have managed to get a reasonable 200% enlargement. I believe it is likely to be a Goshawk.
I managed to take a photo of a Green Woodpecker. With the trouble I have taking pix of birds, this is a good moment for me. Pity it is quite far away, but I see this as a success.
I have included another couple of pix of the Six Spot Burnet Moth. I have seen them mating ‘V’ and inverted ‘V’ as well as back to back. Below, a new position for the Six Spot Burnet Moth. One laying on their back. I also took a pic of a pair mating on a failed emerging hatching from a Chrysalis.
I managed to take a couple of pix of a Painted Lady Butterfly too.
This will be a bit like watching paint dry, but I thought I would post the photographs I took of a Common Blue Butterfly. I used an Olympus 820i Compact Digital Camera, with a limited zoom. Usually I only use the ‘Super close up’ facility on my camera. My zoom isn’t good enough for close up shots of small creatures. This time though, I thought this was a Silver Studded Blue Butterfly and I wanted a shot even if it was a small pic, just so long as it confirmed it was a silver studded blue. As it turned out, this was a Common Blue Butterfly, the black line around the edge of the wings on top and underneath are thicker on a silver studded. So the first pic is on zoom from a distance. What I then did, was set it up for ‘super close up’ and took pix, slowly getting closer and closer, until i got a pic that filled my view.
A steady hand is needed for this, which I don’t have, but I take enough pix so I usually end up with a couple of good shots. Another problem is the distance I begin to take the pix. As I edge my hand forward for the next shot – you move a leg or your body and the creature is off! – my balance goes forward making it harder to keep the steady hand to keep ‘super close up’ focused. I eventually, when I am lucky, get to within two inches of the creature, in this case a Common Blue Butterfly, still taking pix. I found that it also helps to keep your arms in to your body. Stick them out sideways and the creature is off again. Also look where you are kneeling. Bramble thorns are painful.
It has been suggested to me I make my life easier by trapping the creature, photographing it and letting it go. But where’s the fun in that!
Anyway, below is the entire set of pix I took of this Common Blue Butterfly. I took a risk towards the end and changed position, which worked. Enjoy!
At this point the Butterfly began fidgetting so I stopped taking pix and kept still until it had settled down. I then began to move the camera above it to take pix looking down onto its wings. Near the end I slowly stepped behind it to try to get in closer.
Just a few pix from Kent, England. Since our poor weather; relative to us anyway, the snow has melted away, the water is slowly draining away, so I thought it might be nice to see a few pix of the small wildlife in our area. I have posted pix on Grass Snake, Common Lizard, Slow Worm, Jackdaw, Inkcap Fungus, Snowdrop, Pansy, Fly Bee, Bumblebee, Peacock Butterfly and a few budding trees.
We don’t have herds of Wildebeeste or Flocks of Flamingoes, we have little subtle life, that most of us do not take the time to look at and appreciate. Take the time today to have a look around you and enjoy the beauty, variety and subtlety of life.
For those with an interest, these pictures were taken with an Olympus 820i Digital Camera.
Hallo, Sorry I’m a day late with the result! If you do not want to know the answer yet, do not scroll down. if you do…then scroll!!
A Brown Argus, partial wings. Middle of picture at the bottom.
Hallo, again. Another poorly taken photo of a butterfly for you to identify. Enjoy, and in two weeks, 11th September, I will post the result.
It is probably a Green Veined White (more likely than a Small white). It is top centre on a leaf wings closed.