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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…

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…

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…

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,…

Snail in Grass

I keep coming back to this simple shot of a snail in grass and it’s become something of a personal favourite. There’s nothing exceptional about it, just a…

World of Colour

This little beetle could pass unnoticed in the garden, being so small. I spotted it while I was looking around for flowers to take photos of, a tiny…

Brimstone

Brimstone butterfly, feeding. It’s a challenge to get a decent close-up butterfly shot because they flit around so quickly. This one moved rapidly from flower to flower while…

Fly

I’ve taken a lot of shots of flies this summer. There are so many opportunities and some of them are right posers in front of the camera. This…

Ants In Wonderland

I spent about fifteen minutes taking shots of this teeny ant while it explored deep inside this colourful flower. I like this one because it appears the ant…

Dragonfly, Basking

It’s not unusual to find a dragonfly or two darting around our garden during the summer, which is terrible for trying to get a photo because they move…