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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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Thursday, 16 July 2015

DISPARITY PART THREE. (16/07/15)

The other day one of my more observant readers noticed that I’d lost the plot a little and wasn’t posting enough diverse images. I’ll put that right today.

This morning I decided as it was dry and cool to walk the other way through the wood and take a 50mm lens with me. Here are some of the views I snapped.

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_MG_9698              Some Flowers

I bet a pound to a shilling that you suspect that I don’t know what they are, well for once I do. From left to right we have Foxglove, Lady’s Bedstraw and a Vetch, a yellow Vetch.

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We wandered on our way which sometimes was thin and other times fat.

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We then got to the last bit of uphill and I had a lie down to get my breath back, sorry, I mean to take a snap of another foxglove.

_MG_9710_1_2_tonemapped           Almost Home.

A month ago I could hop over the wall here and save the big circular wander round the edge of the forest but the barley is too tall now and I don’t want to flatten it.

After breakfast I went to check on the Puss Moth larva and bless my soul it had turned into larvae. One is a bit smaller than the other and neither have yet got the big red ring around their face.

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I also found a few flies.

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Or several of the same fly. It’s a Sawfly; Tenthredo notha. How the hell the proper macro photographers find insects that aren’t hiding or covered in pollen I don’t know but it is something I intend to find out.

That’s all for today. I have some more stuff to edit and try to identify.

30 comments:

  1. Now today I was glad you took that walk as these country scenes are so beautiful. Loved the greeness, the hills, the trees and paths through the forest and the iful wildflowers.

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    1. Margaret it's the first dry morning for ages. I walk the woods most days but usually take a macro lens that won't focus to infinite.

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  2. So peaceful and nice countryside. Beautiful to walk in such places. I like these parts in Hungary as well.

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    1. Kovacs, I'm lucky I walk here most days.

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  3. I like seeing your geographical shots.

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    1. That's good John, not something I do very often in summer and autumn.

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  4. Be careful when you walk 'the other way' Adrian, you'll set people talking! It looks like a nice (bug friendly) place to walk...whichever style you choose to walk it in?

    You missed out the name of the little pink flower in the bottom left corner!

    That's good news..now you've got two larvae to keep your eye on.

    You mean to say that a photographer of your colieber and you haven't got a 'stylist' to get those bugs sorted for you?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I'm fine now I found the Vaseline.
      Yes, i did I was going to clone it out. I cropped to avoid one of the umbrel flowers as I didn't want to appear thick by calling it a little hogweed.
      Yes, I don't know where the other came from, they look much the same age.
      The more I look at macro images the more I'm convinced many of the subjects are dead and posed. I'm surprised that I can't see the pin but expect they use superglue these days.

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  5. That was a beautiful trail, Adrian. Beautiful

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    1. R.Mac, it's our regular walk, somedays I go one way and some the other. It is grand.

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  6. What lovely country side, great photos!

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    1. Millie, it is a grand spot if a little damp.

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  7. You have some lovely walks and views there.

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    1. John, considering where it is it is a very peaceful little area.

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  8. The woods and green fields where you live are beautiful!

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    1. Linda, they are. It's all the rain that does it.

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  9. Very pastoral! And very nice.

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    1. Bill it is but I am getting ready for a change of scenery.

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  10. The view from both the gate into the valley and of the farm looks spectacular as does the wooded section, I could spend hours exploring the area by the looks of the images.
    I'm fascinated by the development of the Puss Moth it's great to see it slowly transform

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    1. Douglas, there is plenty about but being accompanied by a couple of dogs hampers viewing a bit.
      Yes I will have to put a start to finish series together.

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  11. Excellent sawfly photos. To get the crap off them just wash them!!! You had a great walk with lots of excellent shots. You're in a very scenic area.

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    1. Right Red. I did think of trying the lens blower but they don't like it.

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  12. Thanks for sharing such a scenic spot ~ lovely place for a walk, indeed...

    Such amazing close-ups of the bug world....thanks goodness they are small creatures, because seeing something huge with those characteristics would be formidable ;)

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    1. Glo, yes some more so than others. The little caterpillar can spray formic acid but doesn't bite.

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    1. Graham, no I wasn't in tractor mode. I will have to be as I have a load to process. I'd forgotten all about them.

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