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, 15 August 2017

HAIRCUT.

The dogs are looking very smart having had a haircut last Friday.
 
Before.

After.

Today I am back at the van and have been butterfly snapping. 

Before I get to the butterflies this magnificent creature crawled out from under a load of boards, I had a problem getting pictures as I had a 400mm lens and it will only focus at about two metres. I got her to crawl onto my hand but she flew away and landed in a flower pot.
She then flew back again.
It's a Horn Tailed wasp. They are massive but can't sting or at least I don't think they can. I wish I'd had a macro lens with me but at least I've seen one and not just the holes they bore in fallen pine logs.
Lots of butterflies about but I'll show just a couple of Peacocks.
I like how this one turned out.
Have fun, I'll see what else I can find and be back soon.

14 comments:

  1. Great finds. The dogs look great too.

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    1. Marie, I ought to have joined them for a trim.

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  2. All looking very dapper...I'm guessing you get a good deal on three haircuts then?

    That's a bugger...Sod's law, something good comes along and you've got the wrong lens on the camera. I always carry a couple of small plastic pots, if something good appears pop it in the pot and photograph it later.
    (btw - Giant Woodwassp Urocerus gigas)

    I like what you've done with the last shot, looks good.
    Happy hunting!..[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I will investigate having my hair trimmed.
      Yes Horntail or Giant Woodwasp. A very impressive beast.
      Lots of butterflies around this year but limited to Whites, Red Admirals and this week the Peacocks.

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  3. The dogs look very smart, Adrian, and I guess they appreciate having a shorter coat in the summer (if we ever get one!).

    I too think that last shot is a real cracker.

    With my best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, I suspect summer came and went in March.

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  4. Those dogs are getting to be proper posers, aren't they? They obviously know how good they look after their trip to the beauty parlour.

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    1. Pauline, they usually pose. They aren't bad dogs for the most part.

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    2. So long as there are no deer around!

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  5. your dogs are cute with their new haircut ! they pose like stars !
    love the last image with the butterfly ! very beautiful

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    1. Marty, they like having their picture taken. A pair of posers.

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  6. I have a quite irrational fear of wasps unless there is a camera lens between me and them and then I know they can't see me. Having said that just before I read this post I had a very unexpected visit from a wasp in the house. I very rarely see them here although there are plenty in Stornoway I believe and we did have a few out at Coll latterly. I still haven't been able to identify it but that's largely because I decided coffee was more important. Good to see the pair all shorn. I wonder what it's like looking through a forest of fur?

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    1. Graham, this is a giant Sawfly so safe enough. They do look a little intimidating.
      I am amazed they don't go round bumping into things but they seem to manage just fine.

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