Friday, September 21, 2012

Insects and birds

A few recent sunny days have provided me with the opportunity to make use of my macro lens; taking photos of mainly butterflies and dragonflies. The Pectoral Sandpiper at Inner Marsh Farm a week ago was too distant for anything other than "record" shots, so the Red Darters and Small Tortoiseshells were more than welcome. A beautiful Comma butterfly spent a few days in my back garden feeding on one of the many Sedums. A trip to Leighton Moss RSPB reserve produced sightings of Otter, Marsh Harrier and Kingfisher, but again all too distant for photography, the commoner birds were much more obliging.

Comma, making good use of the new decking, photographed in
 my back garden.

Red Darter, Inner Marsh Farm. Note fly prey in top photo.
Small Tortoiseshell, Inner Marsh Farm.
Grey Heron, Leighton Moss RSPB.

Moorhen, Leighton Moss RSPB.


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