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…

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…

Springtime Came Yesterday and Left Again Today

Yesterday was Springtime. I know this because a butterfly told me. It was the first butterfly we’ve seen in the garden this year. The battered condition of this Small Tortoiseshell is a testament to its having survived the winter. I suspect that today it has gone back into whatever warm Read more…

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