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

Hanging around

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Q: When is a blue not quite blue? A: When it’s a Brown Argus. I went out intending to photograph grasshoppers this afternoon, but the grasshoppers had other ideas: I found plenty, but almost all of them managed to get … Continued

Red Admiral

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When I was a child, growing up in rural Lancashire, I was really quite frightened of insects (in fact, I’m still repulsed by crane flies, but let’s pretend that I didn’t just confess to that bit of silliness), and took … Continued

Sunbathing

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I was searching the lower slopes of Prestbury Hill butterfly reserve this afternoon, when I was distracted from my “collection” of Blues (various) by the arrival of this dragon, which landed on a scrubby hawthorn in the middle of a … Continued

Blue

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I haven’t been to the butterfly field for over a week: it was such a sad place on my last two visits, with hardly any flowers, and dead butterflies lying about, that I really didn’t want to know what was … Continued

Dark

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The day was mainly dark and overcast, though we did have some brief periods of sun. It was also much cooler than of late – it’s strange at this time of year to find oneself pleased to be wearing jeans … Continued

Rain dance

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I knew exactly how she felt – I was tempted to do the same thing myself. The drought finally broke properly this afternoon, with several hours of heavy rain, and the swans on the Avon gave every indication that they … Continued

Red for danger

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I had contemplated going to the Game Fair today – as it’s being held at Ragley Hall, which is just a few miles down the road from here, it seemed almost rude not to. But you know me by now: … Continued