I have never seen so many different Bumble Bees. There are white tailed ones, red tailed ones and some about halfway between not to mention the smaller versions of both.
I have been playing with macro for ages. It is useful to be able to take shots hand held with flash to freeze motion but I wondered if there would be better image sharpness by tripod mounting the camera and lens, using mirror lock up and cable release. There is but of course most shots are out of focus so I think I’ll stick to hand holding and just timing my camera rock and shutter finger. I also think the novelty value of the mirror is wearing off. A dust free Centipede for Douglas. If you see dust on this then give your screen a clean. Bugger I have just seen a bit or it might be it’s toe on the fourth leg back.
This is another mirror shot and one that works for me. Whilst setting it up I heard a buzzing and noticed another bee had got itself all tangled in a spider web. I took a picture then having checked it’s bum for a sting started to unravel it using tweezers my fingers and a magnifying glass.
Poor mite. It turned out to be a female and not a male as I got stung for my trouble. I got it untangled and gave it a bit of honey and water in the greenhouse. It was gone this morning so I’m a good bee untangler, if hopeless at Identifying them or even determining what sex they are.
The dogs had a haircut and look really posh.
Now a couple of you wanted horses; there are five here but I could only find two handy as the others were either being lunged or otherwise messed with.
Rambo, a real beauty and a new member of the herd. He is a kind hearted beast but still finding his feet so can be a bit naughty. He loves to lift his head when being led in a collar and at seventeen hands and a bit it can have one airborne. Bad horse but pretty.
Have a great weekend.