Square Format with 18mm Lens – an unusual combination.

I attached an 18mm lens to my camera yesterday for the simple reason that it’s the lightest lens I have. We went walking in the Silverdale area of North Lancashire and I wanted to carry as little weight as possible in my tiny backpack. However the wide-angle landscape shots I 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…

Butterflies ! Hooray !!

Have had to re-post this as the original version seemed to be clogging up flow of website (Don’t ask! I haven’t a clue what I mean). Got my first butterfly pictures of the year today!¬† Hooray! Got them….just. When we arrived at the site the butterflies hadn’t wakened up; they Read more…

First Expedition of the Summer

Officially it was the last day of Spring, but the temperatures and sunshine made it the first day of my Summer. And this was a day of firsts………the first ever sighting for me of a Dingy Skipper Butterfly:   Also my first sighting of both a male and a female Read more…

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