Monday Macro: Bye Bye Butterflies.

I think yesterday was definitely our last day of summer, and what a glorious one it was. There was not a cloud in the sky and the mercury was a comfortable 23 degrees Centigrade. Today, the temperature has dropped by almost 10 degrees and and rain has battered down all Read more…

Small Skipper Butterfly © HelenBushe macro monday Myers Allotment

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: Week 10: Depth of Field

 MONDAY is MACRO DAY: Grand Finale When I started the series my aims were: To run a series for ten weeks To post macros each week taken in the previous seven days Whilst I have achieved my first aim, I have fallen at the last hurdle with my second aim Read more…

On Gossamer Wings Common Blue Butterfly wing detail Monday macro

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: Week 8: On Gossamer Wings

On Gossamer Wings.   There are many poems and songs featuring the phrase “on gossamer wings”. (I know this because I googled!  It wasn’t only Cole Porter who used it!). But there is nothing like seeing the real thing close up. I spent a while one day last week watching Read more…

Painted Lady Butterfly Monday macro

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 5: Painted Ladies

This week we had a visit from a Painted Lady…. …..No! Not that kind of Painted Lady; this is Monday Macro after all!   The Painted Lady is a long-distance migrant, which causes the most spectacular butterfly migrations observed in Britain and Ireland. Each year, it spreads northwards from the Read more…

white butterflies UK Large White Butterfly macro mondays garden sky

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 3: White Butterflies

MONDAY MACROS: Large White and Green-veined White Butterflies. My Monday Macro series continues with a couple of shots of white butterflies taken yesterday in the garden. I think there is a Zen-like quality to time spent watching these elegant creatures flitting from flower to flower in search of nectar. (The Read more…

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