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Monday, 10 May 2010

Down the Mere

Must be on a role, but won't speak to soon.

I haven't been to Martin Mere for a while and yesterdays trip was probably the first for this year, but with butterfly flitting through the garden I thought it had to be worth a visit.

My 1st shot is another first for me, I have seen Orange Tip butterflies before, but never had my camera with me to get a shot of one, so here it is.


Photo taken with Nikon D70 + Sigma 28-100 with x2 macro.

Secondly a rather rough looking Peacock was moving up and down by the swan link hide which I managed to get with my 500mm lens.


Back to a bit of birding, this Heron walked right along the front of the Swan link hide and as I was the only person in there and stayed quite still, it was happy to stay for a while.


I'm glad I got it all ruffled as they normally look so perfect, thought it was something a bit different.

And finally a feisty pair of Oyster Catchers or one feisty Oyster Catcher, it must have chased the other for a good 10 mins before leaving it alone, not sure where it pecked but it doesn't look to happy about it :).


All photos taken with Nikon D70 + Sigma 170-500mm.

Hopefully the first of many trips and plenty more posts to come.

Until next time..

Mike.

6 comments:

  1. Hey Mike, That Orange tip looks familiar :))

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  2. Hi Warren, I do always appear to be a few days behind you in butterfly pics :)

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  3. You envy my butterflies and I envy yours :-) I've never seen an Orange Tip or a Peacock either one! Love the ruffled heron shot :-) Nice to know they get ruffled and aren't so serene all the time.

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  4. HI Mike,
    This is a wonderful set and the orange tip is beautiful. I love the heron shots too, he has a quite funny attitude!

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  5. They're really nice pictures, especially the orange-tip.

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  6. Lovely stuff Mike. Sorry I haven't posted comments in a while. Been a busy old year and a bit mate !

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THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS, MIKE.