ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
ALL IMAGES WILL ENLARGE WITH A LEFT CLICK

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

A BUNCH OF FLOWERS. (03/06/15)

It has been a supermarket morning so I can eat again. I went out bugging when I got back but after all the rain there is precious little about._V0G8700
          I popped a little bouquet together, the yellow is gorse. the lilac is lilac and the white one I will guess is hogweed.
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         I did find this tiny Leaf Beetle; I think it is Gastrophysa viridula they are very variable in colour and this one had a bronze/green metallic sheen to it. I just got two shots before the wind blew it away.
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      It looks as if a new batch of St Mark’s flies have hatched this one has glued itself to the honeydew on a laurel bud.
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    Bibio marci these are both male St Mark’s flies. It is rare to see a female resting on leaves I don’t know why.
I’m playing about with my blog template so there is likely to be a bit of variation over the next few days.

32 comments:

  1. Great shots Adrian, I love the leaf beetle.

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  2. Ian, they are attractive little creatures.

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  3. HI Adrian You say ' ALL IMAGES WILL ENLARGE WITH A CLICK.' but they are in fact slightly small er that way.

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    1. They will enlarge to 1500px wide. Just press Ctrl+. It's your browser.

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  4. HI Adrian Now where did my previous comment go!! I was saying that all the letters are not in line however I loved your tiny posy and your macro shots of the insects are fabulous.

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    1. Margaret, patience.....I'm working on it, they are in line but not formatted quite right.

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  5. Nice macro shots! I really liked the one of the beetle.

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    1. Linda, the beetle was all there was about. I'll see what else I can find later.

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  6. Love the small bouquet and the macros are wonderful. Like the new look too.

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    1. Thanks Gillian, it is a work in progress. I now have to add a bit of HTML script. I'll do that tomorrow.

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  7. Yes, it looks different here. I like the bouquet.

    Many templates have a sort of slideshow option which means after you enlarge one you can hop to others without going back to the text and re-clicking. Right now, I forget how that option is activated, but it's something that you could look into as it can be handy.

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    1. John, it's a light box feature. I dislike it as it really doesn't enlarge.

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  8. You're quite a flower-arranger, Adrian. I'm impressed!

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    1. Frances, I only have to arrange half the posy as it is on a first surface mirror. I was impressed as well.

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  9. Brilliant all round Adria.
    Like the new layout.
    Great bunch of flowers - your softer side showing.
    Fabulous macro insect shots - you have really mastered this now.

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    1. John, there is still another hour or so to go on this template.
      Yes just displaying my feminine side.
      I am getting used to when to click with macros. Hand held and flash is the way forward for me.

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  10. Oh, bit if a new look going on here Adrian I'm liking it. The leaf beetle is a stunning image. You've caught the sheen perfectly.

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    1. Douglas, I suddenly realised that my old template had been so messed with over the years that it was becoming uneditable. I'm trying to be modern. It is a very smart little beetle.

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  11. better title: Bugs and Flowers and Stuff

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    1. R.Mac, there isn't a bug here. They are different to beetles and flies.

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  12. Oh they are great Adrian, lovely how you do it.

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    1. Thanks Bob. I'll have to do more flower arranging.

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  13. I'm not generally a great fan of looking at enlarged bugs, but even I have to say that the golden beetle is really beautiful. Good job!

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    1. Monica, so many insects are beautiful.

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  14. I've been away in cold and windy Scotland, where the internet access was virtually non-existent, Adrian, so have missed your blog for a couple of weeks.

    Your flower-arranging skills are only surpassed by your photographic skills. Extremely impressive!

    I love your beetle image too.

    The new 'clean look' template looks great.

    Best wishes - - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, the blog is still a "Work in Progress" but I'll leave it a day then adjust it again.

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  15. Oops! As I see you have created a new platform :) Your new header is quite spectacular!
    Nice flower and reflections!

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  16. No need to be so sexist Adrian! Of course you won't see female St Mark's flies resting on leaves as they have a lot of ironing to do!

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    1. YP, I wonder where they iron, not something one can do whilst flying around. Not that I have any experience of ironing.

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  17. Wish you hadn't shared your bouquet arranging trick. Even without the mirror it is impressive. Have fun with your new look.

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    1. Pauline, I usually pop flowers snails on a mirror. I like getting 100% extra for nothing.

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