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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Saturday, 11 July 2015

SUN AND SHOWERS. (11/07/15)

The hay meadow is cut but no sooner does it dry out than it rains on it again. The decision has been made to bale it for haylage or that might be hayledge, not to worry it’s damp dried grasses.

The Puss Moth caterpillar is still eating away but looks much the same. I am willing it to change for some different pictures.I have lots of insect images to sort out and hopefully will get some done today. Yesterday I was brush cutting and had a good drag through the undergrowth prior to firing up the machine. I carry a bucket round to collect frogs in but didn’t find any and fortunately neither did the brush cutter. I did find a beautiful moth.

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This is superb as it’s back wings are a bright orange. Unfortunately you can’t see them and I only got a glimpse.

I took some more tractor pictures.

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And some of the baler.

Have a great weekend.

20 comments:

  1. Nice moth photos. I don't think I've ever seen a large yellow underwing with quite such orange markings but I've also never managed to photograph one with it's wings open.

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    1. Thanks for the ID Mark. I only have a small Collins Moth Book and it doesn't have these in. It looks beautiful when it flies.

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  2. The tractor photos are very effective.

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    1. Thanks John, the barley took some selecting and could have done with a bit more work but they came out okay.

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  3. The brush cutter sounds like it would stir up lots of bugs or maybe grind them to pulp. When you mention the bucket to catch frogs I think does Adrian have a net to catch bugs or how do the bugs get caught?

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    1. Red, I don't catch many I find them creeping or flying about and take a picture where they are.

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  4. I like the tractor shots! Veddy propper looking!

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    1. Yes Bill......Straight out of the camera.

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  5. That's quite a tractor! Too bad your little moth was shy and didn't show it's wings. :)

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    1. Linda, they rarely do unless you kill and card them. Something I'm not prepared to do.

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  6. Only you could make a tractor and baler look interesting given that they are not old, rusty, upside down or whatever but just plain everyday normal.

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    1. Graham, I like machinery, there is a Grey Fergy here and a fifty year old combine. I did try to start the Fergy but no luck.I'll ask Andrew to get it out of the shed and we'll pop an old plough on it.

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  7. I like the tractor images Adrian, did you get any Buzzards visit as you cut the hay meadow?

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    1. Not that I noticed but there is a family of Buzzards not a field away. I have looked for the nest but though I know roughly where it is I can't spot it. I have several pictures of Buzzard but they are just too distant.

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  8. Loving your tractor and baler images... but then you probably knoe that I would really like them :)

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    1. Lynda, we only have small machines here. I was thinking of pressure washing it but Andrew said to leave the muck on as last time he washed it it didn't work properly for several days.

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  9. I agree with Graham. Tractors and farm machinery are so much a part of my everyday life, I never really notice them. You have inspired me. Standby for tractor pics.

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    1. Pauline I find them quite photogenic. I liked the Caterpillar and the Backhoe digger you posted. Yes, lets see some more.

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  10. Your photos are very spectacular about the tractor. Quite creative work.

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    1. Kovacs, I have a series to do which reminds me I must get on with them.

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