Red Admiral

Red Admiral

I’ve waited all summer for a red admiral, and thankfully a late burst of October sunshine brought one into the garden today. I got several decent shots out…

Gull & Crab

The Gull & Crab, sounds like an English pub. This shot was taken from Herne Bay pier, with the gulls regularly swooping past. It wasn’t until I checked…

Ladybird Grass Slope

A ladybird considers the downward slope of a blade of ornamental grass. These are the decisions ladybirds have to make every day — do I walk or do…

Meadow Brown Butterfly

The Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper butterflies are very similar, so they’re difficult to tell apart. It turns out that I’ve been incorrectly labeling some of them for a…

Peacock Butterfly

It’s been a good month for butterflies. That said, I haven’t seen the peacock butterfly around very often, and not for a couple of years. One turned up…

Mooncloud 2

Mooncloud. Because I can’t resist a moon set in a blue sky. I took a lot of shots, and as the clouds drifted gently across the sky this…

Comma Butterfly

Butterflies can be challenging, rarely sitting still for very long, and not keen to have a lens in their face, so it’s a treat when one poses for…

Crow

This crow just happened to be perched close by for some time, while I rattled off a whole bunch of shots hoping I’d get something worthwhile out of…

Ladybird Forsythia

This little ladybird wandered around the leaves of a Forsythia bush, getting covered in pollen. The colours were too good to resist. Details: Canon EOS 1200D, manual mode,…

Mooncloud

Mooncloud. The original was one of a series taken in daylight against a blue sky as a patch of cloud passed in front of the moon, converted to…

Ribbon Grass

The wrinkled end of a long piece of ribbon grass, viewed close up, which presented an unusual and interesting shape and colours. Details: Canon EOS 1200D, manual mode,…

Blue Tit In Camouflage

Blue tit, wearing camouflage. Lovely bright yellows in this shot. I happened to be looking around the garden with my camera in hand, turned and saw this blue…