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…

Misty Monday Macro Cat feline British Shorthair

MONDAY is MACRO day: Week 9: A Cat and a Squirrel.

Who ate all the birdseed then? I love Macro photography but it doesn’t always have to be about showing tiny insects in great detail – although 99% of my macros do just that! For this week’s MONDAY MACRO I’ve chosen two pictures of small animals, both of which were taken 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…

Dragonflies Common Darter Smile macro dragonfly

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.  Here are the photographs to prove it.   This Common Darter Dragonfly smiled at me and I smiled back at him.   This one 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…

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