Essex Skipper

Last week I came across a thistle bed covered in butterflies, including Essex skippers. I tried some shots with the wide angle too. And again on some ragwort. Related posts: Essex skipper, marbled white, common blue, gatekeeper and large white butterflies More Aeshna affnis with a small skipper butterfly and a slender leaved hare’s ear…

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Robin wide angles

On the Ashurst campsite in the New forest, we were regularly visited by a very tame robin which would hop between our feet. I thought I’d try some shots with the wide angle lens, though it kept staying in the shade and generally being awkwardly positioned, I still got a few shots I liked. There…

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Battle Abbey lake and marsh frog

This time last year I paided a visit to Battle Abbey in East Sussex, where there is a lake full of water lillies And one had a marsh frog on. Related posts: Scarce chaser dragonfly, greek marsh frog, mammoth wasp and beautiful demosielle Marsh frogs, grass snake, common lizard and wasp spider Caspian Gull and…

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Fox in a bin

Back in March I came across this site one evening, a fox hanging out of a bin. She was going in and out of the bin with food from the rubbish. Unfortunately the light was rubbish and she wasn’t holding still much so I had to shoot at ISO 1600. Still I was rather pleased…

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