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…

Today’s Butterfly Hunt

Today’s butterfly hunt started off very well indeed.  Before we’d even set off we were prancing around a Buddleia bush beside the car clicking our camera shutters. There were Small Tortoiseshells, Red Admirals, Peacocks, a Painted Lady and a Gatekeeper. A 45-minute drive north took us to Myers Allotment up Read more…

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