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, 7 June 2016

STILL SCORCHIO. (07/06/16)

I can’t remember when it last rained but as I write this I can hear thunder so it looks as if summer may be about to spoil itself.
I have a few more insects but nothing really exciting.
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I think this is a Sawfly but I haven’t ID’d it yet. The same goes for this.
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This is a Slug. I only show it as they are not easy to photograph. If I touch them they not only put slime all over my hand but they also curl up and you can’t see their faces.
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This morning I found a moth and it was tame.
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I am going to guess at Paracorsia repandalis. I found it quite quickly as there are hundreds of moths to choose from on THE BRITISH MOTH SITE.
Tomorrow I will see if the new foal will pose for you. I’ll try and remember to swap lenses or you won’t see much of it.

17 comments:

  1. Some fine photography here, especially the first two for me.

    It has been droughtish here for a month and a half, but we've had a bit of rain recently.

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    1. John, it is just a matter of catching them dozing. Luck really.

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  2. Incredible photos. Yuck to the slug but the photo is great.

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    1. Marie, slugs are or can be quite attractive but to get them to have a look at the camera is both messy and time consuming.

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    2. I believe you but yuck just the same!

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  3. I agree, yuck to the slug but the moth is lovely. For some reason I really like moths, especially ones like yours with soft, delicate colouring. Look forward to foal photos.

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    1. Pauline, it is very dull today so i will save the foal until we get some sunshine.

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  4. Our (two days of) Summer certainly broke here yesterday afternoon Adrian, with a massive 90 minutes of torrential rain (localised flooding)gusty winds and continuous thunder and lightning. Damp, grey, 15° and windless right now.
    Nice set of macros..the second one looks interesting, not sure what it is though.
    Your moth, I think, is a Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata ...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, we had weather warnings here but it missed us. I could hear thunder and we got a bit of rain but nothing to worry about.
      Thanks for the ID.

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  5. Another grand selection Adrian. Like the flies but you are welcome to the moth, I'd rather have the slug.

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    1. John, I love it when the insects start to show. I am seeing Speckled Wood, small white and Orange tips but they aren't settling.

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  6. I like macros to see insects so close and better ! the first one is.... pouhh !!!

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    1. Marty, seen close they are colourful and intricate things.

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  7. I detest slugs but it is a good pic because, as you say, they are difficult to photograph.

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    1. Graham, they are not something I like but it seemed an opportunity for a quick snap.

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