Bubbles

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Although I believe that only his very close friends are allowed to call him that. I spotted this scene in the Bancroft Gardens in Stratford this afternoon while I was walking back to the car after collecting my new glasses. … Continued

Camouflage

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“Do be careful,” said R – unnecessarily, but reassuringly. I was precariously balanced, one boot behind the other, on the arm of the garden bench, reaching up to point the macro at this spot about ten feet up in the … Continued

Stacking zeds

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I love a snoozing bee – it always makes me say “Awwww!”. This Common Carder Bee was absolutely zonked out – only an occasional slight movement of one of her antennae showed that she was still in the land of … Continued

Hunter

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Feeling a little better today, and with the weather said to be due to break, I was tempted into a very small road trip – to Trench Wood, which is only about twenty miles from home. I set off in … Continued

Unexpected

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It doesn’t seem like more than a couple of days since I last walked around the village, and I think I’m pretty observant (especially when I’m out with the camera, looking for a photo), but I was brought up short … Continued

Cobwebby

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Apologies if you’re bored with ovipositing dragons by now – but if you are, you can at least look forward to the upcoming insect-free winter months in the UK. Personally, I’m already preparing to go into an enormous sulk. I … Continued

Oviposition

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I was all set to post the extra as my blip today, but L (who has zoomed back from Cardiff this evening for a family meal with her ageds and her brother) came to talk to me as I was … Continued

Nom

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When I woke up this morning it was already steamy, and my inclination was to sit in a darkened room all day. But I had to be in Stratford at noon for an eye test, and I reasoned that if … Continued

Watchful

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I don’t think that this is technically the best photo I took today, but I’m posting it because I love the Banded Demoiselle’s watchful attitude, and the way the big zoom has rendered the water – it almost looks as … Continued

Fruitful

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I had the kind of day today in which you know you’ve achieved a huge amount, but you have very little tangible evidence of the fact. I’ve finished dealing with several hundred photo files, brought all my iRecords up to … Continued