Saturday, 11 July 2015

Southern Hawker exuvia.

Placed on my bag for photographing having been found at Banks Pond, Dinnington.
1/500 sec. f8. ISO 400. CANON 6D

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Death's-head Hawkmoth, Howick Village Hall.

Stewart Sexton arranged for interested parties to get UP CLOSE (geddit ?) to his beloved moth. The full story of how it was discovered and the posted before it finally emerged, and what happened in between, can by read on Stewarts blog Here. Just go back through the postings.
Thank you for the invitation.
Can you make out the "Death's head"

Believe it or not but this moth SQUEAKS !
A real crowd pleaser.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Howick moths.

A few of the moths captured overnight Sat/ Sun on display. All captured on Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro Lens.
Burnished Brass

Garden Tiger
Ghost Moth, female.
With thanks to S. Sexton for the moths and whoever for the coffee and cake.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Garden resident.

This Speckled Wood appeared in the garden about 10 days ago. Living close to the Coast Road in Wallsend we don't get lots of wildlife in the garden so this fella is more than welcome. Along with our next door neighbour we now do have a healthy, swelling community of House Sparrows and a pair of Collared Doves brought their new juvenile down to feed yesterday.
First use of the macro lens for quite some time.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Female Hairy Dragonfly.

Westbere Marshes, Kent.

1/125 sec., f4.5, ISO 200, CANON 400D

Monday, 6 August 2012 your face

Common Darter on Castle Bridge, Castle Eden Dene.
Here's looking at you, kid