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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Thursday, 23 July 2015

MD (23/07/15)

Todays post really ought to celebrate my one thousand five hundredth post. When I was looking back there are so many that I could have done with not posting that the number becomes irrelevant.

I am feeling happy as for the first time in years it looks as if the labour party are going to elect a leader with principles and not yet another political clone who will say anything if they deem it expedient. It matters little to me that he is going to struggle to be elected as it will hopefully give people with a moral conscience someone to rally behind. I hope I haven’t misjudged Jeremy Corbyn.

Yesterday we had a superb walk through waist high grass surrounded by hundreds of Ringlet butterflies. I didn’t get a picture but it didn’t matter. I did get some pictures of other things._MG_9788             WHITE-TAILED BUMBLE BEE

_MG_9792         MOLLY AND ALFIE

_MG_9793      TELEGRAPH POLE 

_MG_9794      PURPLE POPPY

_MG_9796        TWO DIRTY DOGS

_V0G9921            Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens)

_V0G9918         These should need no introduction.

_V0G9909        DAGGER FLY (empis sp.)

I am proud of this shot. I have been trying for weeks to get a clear, in focus image of this attractive little fly, it couldn’t have come at a better time.

That’s all for this post and here’s to the next fifteen hundred.

41 comments:

  1. Pups sitting patiently waiting for you to take a pic. So cute! Congratulations on your 1500. That's a hellofalotta photos Adrian!

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    1. Carol, either I am waiting for them or visa versa.

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  2. First of all congratulations to this nice post number. Beautiful walk in the beautiful nature. I have never seen purple poppy till now so thanks for sharing its photo. Greetings Miklos

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    1. Kovacs, thank you. I have never noticed a purple poppy before.

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  3. CONGRATULAIONS Adrain on your 1,500 post on your blog. Quite a milestone. How many years have you been bloggling? Love the images of Molly and Alfie. We don't see enough of them these days. The Hoverfly and next image are fantastic. Glad you are happy!

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    1. Margaret, I rarely have a suitable lens on the camera but took two cameras out yesterday. I've been blogging for six years I think.

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  4. Well done to you for your 1500 posts as ever a good read and long may it last.

    peter

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  5. Congrats on fifteen hundred.

    A shame the wing is clipped on the Hoverfly; a great shot.

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    1. Cheers Keith. The big hoverflies are just a bit too large for the macro lens.

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  6. Congratulations on 1,500 posts. I hope there will be many more to come!

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  7. congrats on 1500

    Love those pups. We need many more photos of them.

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    1. R.Mac, If I could find them there would be more pictures.

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  8. Lots of nice shots. I especially like the poppies.

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  9. Your first photo is fantastic! And the bonking beetles shot made me laugh yet again. :)

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    1. I have never seen as many Linda.

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  10. Well that's a lot of posts Adrian, can't see myself getting there any time soon lol. Sadly Jeremy ain't the man for Labour. His economic plan sucks and will take us tax payers back to supporting dole scroungers. I hate the Tories with venom but one thing dithery has got right is slashing the welfare budget with the exception of the disabled (he's got that wrong). Have you seen Jeremy's transport plans/policy:stone age it's sad as I'm a fully paid union man so and yet Labour still doesn't appeal. People also forget he only just got on the ballot so it could be suggested he won't have the full backing of the party if elected leader
    Great images though and food for thought. Which is why I love reading your post's

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  11. Congrats on 1500. I love the two dirty dogs picture.

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  12. Weird coincidence; I took a picture of a bumble bee in a thistle yesterday afternoon. Haven't "emptied" the camera yet, so I have no idea if it turned out. Like yours better, probably.

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    1. Bill the thistles are just starting to bloom here.

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  13. Congratulations on your 1500 th post. Your posts are a lot of work so that much more of an accomplishment. Some of these critters can be very pretty as the last one.

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  14. Well the Dagger Fly is a really impressive addition to your photographic collection. I'm not quite so sure about the telegraph pole but it certainly makes a change.

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    1. Graham, the pole was just there.

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  15. Congrats Adrian! The hoverfly is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Ruby, I hope you are well.

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  16. You know I told myself just yesterday that I should just embrace those darn power poles that always get in my shots. Now you've ruined it for me by posting a shot I will compare myself to - and come up well short. Never mind. Congrats on your 1,500 and roll on to the next. Those poppies are delightful.

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    1. Pauline, I have never seen a purple poppy before.

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  17. Great close view of the hoverfly.
    Interesting composition of old telegraph pole with modern pylons in the distance.

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    1. John, I caught the hoverfly before it was properly awake.

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  18. The telegraph pole picture is one of your best but why is the distant pylon not standing vertically? Has there been an earthquake in Fife? Strangely, it wasn't reported on the BBC News. The bonking beetles have boundless stamina don't they? You'd think they'd get fed up with sex after a week or two.

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    1. YP, they get more enthusiastic not less. No idea about the pylon not much I can do about it. It takes a real disaster or football to grab the BBC's interest in anything this far north.

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  19. The female of the ...er....honeymoon couple looks incredibly bored. And you may think they need no introduction, but I've no idea who they are....?

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    1. Frances, they are soldier beetles and have been featuring regularly in my posts.

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