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Monday Macro: Blue on Pink

Damselflies are often described as “Flying Needles”, and not very big needles either! In fact they are about the size of the smallest needle you get in a pack. I look forward to photographing them every year. Recently I was lucky enough to sit for ages watching this Common Blue Read more…

Macro Monday: A Painted Lady in our Garden

As those of you who follow this blog know, I love macro photography. I also love butterflies. Usually by this time of the year I’d have memory cards full of butterfly shots ( I work on the premise that for each hundred shots I take, I might get one or Read more…

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MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 6: Dragonflies

  A Dragonfly smiled at me last week! Don’t ever let anyone tell you that dragonflies can’t smile. Of course they can and they often do. Ā Here are the photographs to prove it.   This Common Darter Dragonfly smiled at me and I smiled back at him.   This one Read more…

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MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 4: Bumblebees and Pollen Baskets

POLLINATION in ACTION ! As busy as a bee! As busy as bumblebee! As busy as this Common Carder Bee gathering pollen was on Tuesday afternoon this week at Myers Allotment in Silverdale.   And what’s the orange clump on this bee’s leg? It’s a pollen basket: What’s a pollen Read more…

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