It’s funny weather here. It’s not cold and only rains infrequently but it does keep going awfully dark.
This was taken yesterday evening after I’d spent ages trying to light pondlife properly. It was not a success despite hours of experimentation.
This Pond Skater is lit from below, one side and obliquely from above. It is slightly better than previous attempts but far from the effect I’m trying to achieve. I then spent a similar amount of time sorting out a vertical white line that suddenly appeared on my monitor and kept tracking from side to side in a very annoying fashion. I suspected the graphics card but as far as I could tell it was fine. I then had a look at the monitor settings and eventually found that something labelled DPS was switched off. I haven’t a clue what DPS does or is but switching it on gets rid of an irritating white line.
I did find two new insects this morning and what I think were picture wing flies but they refused to pose.
Sheet Web Spider. I think this one is Neriene peltata.
Green Capsid….There are several of these to choose from and they are all pretty similar. This was sitting on a willow leaf so I am going to go for Lygocoris rugicollis.
That’s all for today as I have to sort the bins out ready for the weekend campers.