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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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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

THIS AND THAT. (12/08/15)

The internet is still not very reliable but the man is coming out to have a look. Probably all he will do but it is nice to see they care.

I still haven’t found the Buzzards. I can hear them but when I get close they go quiet. I think I’ll have to have a wander up without the dogs as I suspect their snuffling about is not conducive to close up shots of young Buzzard.

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Buff-tailed Queen Bumble Bee. Bombus terrestris.

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Red-cracked Bolete. Xerocomus chrysenteron. It is getting towards fungus time of the year and I forget which ones are which. I hope this is a correct identification but am not sure.

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The Barley is doing fine and should be ready in a few weeks. It is as tall as it will get and is just starting to turn over and ripen. The Roe Deer is just visible in the first field at the far left.

I’ll leave you with a picture of …………………….

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The Flower of Scotland.

30 comments:

  1. After he's stroked his chin a bit, rubbed his ear a few times and with a bit of head scratching and shaking I'm sure the 'internet man' will have it sorted, and running like a dream, in no time!

    Oh, no!...is it that time of year again?...I'm only just getting to grips with remembering the names of the wild flowers, butterflies and bugs and now I've got to start over again with the fungi!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor I hope so.
      I just wish I could remember what stuff is one year to the next. Still I will get early warning of dementia, perhaps I already have.

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    2. I just wish that I could remember the names from one day to the next!

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    3. Perhaps I was being a little ambitious.

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  2. Thistles are pretty...unless you happen to step on an emerging plant in bare feet. :)

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    1. Tina, they are vicious things are Thistles.

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  3. Love the Thistle adn Funguus shots. You mention that you had not seen the Walled Garden when you came to bangor many years ago and this is why.
    The Ward family designed the Bangor Castle Walled Garden in the 1840s. It was previously unopen to the public and was considered by many as a secret garden! North Down Borough Council restored this beautiful the Garden and it was officially opened as a visitor attraction in April 2009. So this planted garden has only been planted 6 years.

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    1. Thanks for that Margaret. We were in the harbour with an armed guard, not conducive to garden watching.

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  4. I love your first shot of the bumble bee. I don't think I've ever seen one so close!

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    1. Linda, it was early in the morning so it couldn't fly away.

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  5. Nice landscape in the 3rd pic, and I love the twin thistles!

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    1. Monica, it is shot on a front surfaced mirror. I often take flowers like this.

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  6. That's a great view of the red-cracked thingy.

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    1. John, i would like to start getting some background into these shots. I have managed it by using a 1/60s exposure and 2nd curtain flash but it isn't very reliable.

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  7. That bee is just beautiful, Adrian.

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    1. Frances, it is in perfect condition, many bees are starting to look a bit weather worn.

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  8. All great shots, but i loved the landscape, Adrian.

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    1. Bill, I still take landscapes., This was taken with the 100mm macro and stitched together.

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  9. Unbelievable details again! Great work Adrian!
    Internet is quite important for bloggers :) so hope it will run properly at your side very soon.

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    1. Kovacs, it always comes and goes here. It is fine when it's working.

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  10. The bee is fantastic and stuffed full of detail. I also liked not only the low point of view of the fungi but the lighting too

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    1. Douglas the fungus was on a bank so I could get a good view of it.

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  11. You've got to train those dags to take you to the stuff you want to see! You are in a very beautiful land. I know I've said this before.

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    1. Red, usually we want to see the same things but the things don't want to see the dogs.

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  12. I shall have to look more closely at the bumble bees I see. There are many types on Lewis and I get a lot in the garden. Don't get me started on thistles though however beautiful they are.

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    1. Graham, I seem to remember there is a rare be in the Hebrides. Most of them are starting to show their age at this time of year.

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    2. Yes, Adrian, we have various bumblebees which are either solely or almost confined to the Outer Hebrides. I seem to recall some of my photos being identified as Moss Carder bumblebees which are fairly rare now outwith the Islands.

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    3. I had a look for it but never found one. Interesting to sit on a summers day watching bees.

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