Saturday, 15 August 2009

Morning Surprise

Quite a nice surprise this morning, I was sat in my conservatory when I spotted a Peacock Butterfly (another new visitor) on my Buddleia plant.

I don't usually see many butterflies in my garden because in the past I haven't really had anything to attract them, but the Buddleia has really paid its dues and money well spent if you ask me, I can see a few more being planted next year.

Here's a few pics I got, It was really lucky when the Bee landed underneath the Peacock, made for a nice shot.

Photos taken with Nikon D70 + Sigma 170-500mm.

So far in the last couple of months we have had a Large White, Peacock, Speckled Wood and Comma, not too bad, but maybe more next year when my Buddleia as really taken root.

Mike.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

The Moon

The weathers been a little hit and miss lately or should I say lovely whilst at work and the second you walk out the door it goes dull and rains.

So I have been looking through my old gallery pics and came across these shots of the moon, hope you like them.



Photos where taken with a Opticron Feildscope and Fuji F11 (Digiscoped).

Mike.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Warton Crag

Just a quick post from a visit to Warton Crag yesterday, It is a great place for seeing butterflies, although someone should have told the butterflies because we didn't hardly see any.

We did see a few Speckled Wood and here's a shot of one that stayed long enough for me to do so.

The next photo is a shot across Morecambe Bay from near the crag, a great place for waders, but our timing was really bad as the tide was in right up to the car park.

It was a good day out, but bad as far as photos went and we wanted to go further up into the lake district, but the motorway was backed right up so gave up on that idea.

Mike.