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
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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

DISPARITY PART 3+X. (28/07/15)

It isn’t raining today but it is cool and damp. I went out bugging first thing, I actually went for a walk and took the macro lens which amounts to much the same thing. I did find a Snipe Fly I haven’t got a picture of before as they have the ability to fly backwards which makes then nearly as difficult to photograph as Leafhoppers.

I found lots of tiny flowers at the edge of the Barley so decided to make a tiny bucket for you. The white one is Eyebright I think but I don’t know what the other two are.

                                  _MG_1441                                    POSY or NOSEGAY.

I have posted a few in the Disparity series but have lost track hence the title.

_MG_1430                           SNIPE FLY; Rhagio scolopacea

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_MG_1439_MG_1437          RINGLET BUTTERFLY, Aphantopus hyperantus.

Now just a taster of a machine to come in future posts. This beautiful combine is fifty one years old, the second oldest working combine in The Kingdom of Fife.

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It is running like a watch but unfortunately has an oil leak on the injector pump drive. The engine will have to come out but it isn’t more than a days job; it’s a Deutz four cylinder air cooled diesel and I suspect shoddy German workmanship is to blame.

I will have to go now as I’m a DisGrace and in keeping with my status have a couple of slappers calling round with a pound or two of nose candy.

Have fun.

 

29 comments:

  1. Great photos Adrian, enjoy your candy.

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    1. Thanks Ian, chance would be a fine thing.

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    1. John, I should charge for them.

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  3. Beautiful and combine seem odd bedfellows in the same sentence. Maybe it's a man thing?

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    1. Frances, I first saw it in a shed a couple of months ago. I could barely sleep last night as today was the day to give it an oil change and grease round ready to harvest the barley.

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    2. As I thought. Definitely a man thing.

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  4. You really do get up close and personal with your bug images. Just great work!

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    1. Karen the trick is to catch them before they have woken up.

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  5. What a lovely little posy! You have such a talent for flower arranging Adrian! Have you ever thought of becoming a florist or at least giving a flower arranging demonstration at the local WI? The ladies would love it and you could sing "Jerusalem" with them at the end.

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    1. YP, I only arrange half the posy, the mirror does the other half. I could demonstrate to the local W. and sing Jerus.

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  6. That's a lovely arrangement in the nosegay Adrian, your talents show no bounds!
    Check out...Common Bistort (Persicaria bistorta) for the tall one (you've got it still in bud here) the white one is Field Pansy (Viola arvensis) and the other one is...I haven't got a clue!! maybe you can get some more images with more detail?
    Nice detail in the Ringlet closeups.
    Looks like that old combine has got years of hard work left in it yet...I like the retro fit seat...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I thought it was a Bistort but it is very small for one. I'll get some photos of the blue job.
      That piece of foam is a bum saver.
      It is rare I manage to spot a sleeping butterfly. It's easy to get shots when they don't fly away. This one was a bit tatty but never mind.

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    1. Bill, the mirror makes all the difference.

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  8. I love the detail you capture in your macro shots.

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  9. Fantastic detail on the macro Adrian. Shame about the engine, it looks like it's going to be a nightmare to pull out the engine.

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    1. Douglas, they are easy to get at. Engine is out took about an hour.

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  10. The ringlet butterfly is certainly a hairy beast. I like the combine. I'm hoping to see you running it. How bout photos? I wonder what you'll use?

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    1. Red, I am hoping to get some video. It will be a week or so until the barley is ready.

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  11. I'd love to see a video of the combine harvester working. For some unknown reason, I like things like that. Your ringlet butterfly is a hairy little beast!

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    1. Pauline, I am hoping to get a video. I'll try and do it justice.

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  12. Lovely flowers and great close ups, that ringlet is amazing up close.

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    1. Gillian, all things are amazing up close. It's the getting close that's the hard bit.

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  13. My immediate reaction was to sing 'Happy Birthday' to the combine. Of course all your macros are superb. None of us would expect anything less. However I'm with Pauline on this one: the combine harvester is a cracker. To be frank I'd rather look at it with the jury-rigged rear view mirror and impossibly uncomfortable seat than I would drive it but, oh boy, is she a joy to look at.

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    1. Graham, I'll get plenty of video of it. It is a grand old lady.

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