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by Art Frames
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

Pauline, I know I'm late (as always) but your Brown Hairstreak story and set of action pictures is marvellous. I am envious of everyone's BH pictures this year. But yours are my favourites. Cracking set.
by Art Frames
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 140
Views: 2110

Re: Art Frames

Goldie M wrote:Lovely shot of the Swallow Tail Peter, it brings back fantastic memories of the time I spent in Norfolk a couple of years or so ago. Goldie :D


Hi Goldie never seen the britannicus version. Would love to, but the European version brings back similar memories, usually of holidays and places. :D
by Art Frames
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 140
Views: 2110

Re: Art Frames

Continuing my look into the sunnier past. This is a reminder of the sun and heat of the Aude, France last year and a happy 20 minutes in the company of this Swallowtail. The markings look a little faint for a fairly fresh specimen. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4345/36399742066_8483fd6bd4_c.jpg Swa...
by Art Frames
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 140
Views: 2110

Re: Art Frames

Because it has been wet and miserable I started to look at some old pictures. This chalkhill is from 2009 and a time when I obviously took longer and tried harder :lol: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4352/36426961105_4a1e2f731b_c.jpg If you click through to a larger size then you can see it has fluf...
by Art Frames
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

Some more lovely shots Pauline. Do you post them bigger anywhere? I'd love to be able to look at them if you do. :D
by Art Frames
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1384
Views: 28862

Re: Bugboys mission

Lovely to see your brown hairstreaks and to hear reports of numbers. Not one we get in Northants so I need to travel, which would be easy apart from I have stopped trusting any weather forecast!! And reports from Oxfordshire are not as strong as from other spots...All of which has played into my ine...
by Art Frames
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Goldie M
Replies: 1774
Views: 34595

Re: Goldie M

Hi Goldie, Many thanks for commenting on my Chalkhills (I replied in my diary), it is a challenge keeping up with everyone here and knowing where to post comments. I have never been to Arnside Knott. You make it sound like a worthwhile place to add to my list. I saw huge numbers of High Browns in Hu...
by Art Frames
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 140
Views: 2110

Re: Art Frames

Just catching up on the posts Peter, I love your Chalkhill Blues :lol: Goldie :D Thank you Goldie. It is a bit of a trip to go to Ivinghoe. I tend to go a couple of times each year, definitely for Chalkhills but also earlier for Dukes and green hairstreaks. I visit with my good friend who in younge...
by Art Frames
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 140
Views: 2110

Re: Art Frames

Spent some time during the thunderstorm dipping into your Flickr shots Peter. I'd forgotten how impressed I was the first time I looked. That Red Kite (Bucks) flying directly at you is awesome - really shows the size of the wings. I could go on, and on, and on ................ some very competent p...
by Art Frames
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 140
Views: 2110

Re: Art Frames

Some years ago, I found one of these white-spotted variants in Fermyn wood and wrote about it on here. While investigating, I found and translated the original description of bialbata Guy Padfield pointed me to a comprehensive monograph about Vanessids , which describes various aberrations and also...
by Art Frames
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 140
Views: 2110

Re: Art Frames

Well done and a lovely shot of the Red Admiral, Peter. I take it you mean the British Butterfly Aberrations website? If you do, then you will know that it depends on the sex of the RA so if it is a female it is ab. ocellata but I don't know if this is really correct. ATB Peter Peter, thank you. yes...
by Art Frames
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 140
Views: 2110

Re: Art Frames

Full credit to Trevor. His most recent diary posting was educational. He posted an ab Red Admiral which made me look at one of my own. And it too was similar. So if they are really commonplace, I would ask your indulgence as I repeat this picture. I was pleased and will try and look more carefully i...
by Art Frames
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Overseas
Topic: French Alps, 27th June - 15th July 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 1413

Re: French Alps, 27th June - 15th July 2017

Sounds a great trip and exceptional year David. Illustrated by some lovely shots, wish I could have seen them with your group.

A good number of the list would have made my trip. :D
by Art Frames
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 140
Views: 2110

Re: Art Frames

David, Wurzel and Bugboy, many thanks for looking and your kind words. Two pictures of these were selected as Flickr pictures of the day as I slept. I seem to be lucky with that. Not my personal favourite picture (which is the same as David's), but the Flickr admin probably look for different things...
by Art Frames
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 140
Views: 2110

Re: Art Frames

Went back to Bucknell Woods after MikeOxon made his recent visit and report of continuing abundance. Once again it was a super day with hundreds of butterflies. You could have picked a few baskets of ripe blackberries, it felt like mid-August. It was definitely a day for Silver-washed Frits with man...
by Art Frames
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2782
Views: 62420

Re: Pauline

Lovely autumn colours and feel to all of the pictures Pauline. I love the Holly Blue shot. I always feel privileged when one stops for me to take a picture of. Mostly they seem too busy and bustle onwards. Hope your season goes on for much much longer. :D
by Art Frames
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Wurzel
Replies: 3009
Views: 136055

Re: Wurzel

Lovely story which had me hanging on your words and hoping for you at every twist and turn. Pleased you had such a successful trip. Especially the WLHs Interesting to see the geographical and weather related differences between all of the diaries. As I go out today I shall set myself a target list. ...
by Art Frames
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: MikeOxon
Replies: 798
Views: 22789

Re: MikeOxon

MikeOxon wrote:Is she sticking her 'tongue' out at him?


Well he's not much of a catch (been around the block a bit!) ...so I'd say yes!! :lol:
by Art Frames
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bhutan Butterflies
Replies: 89
Views: 1802

Re: Bhutan Butterflies

Sonam Can I add my thanks for such an inspiring and beautiful collection of pictures. For me this is another world and I am pleased to have a chance to see it through your pictures. I have looked through the diary from start to finish in one sitting. I don't know how I missed it before. The more I i...
by Art Frames
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: MikeOxon
Replies: 798
Views: 22789

Re: MikeOxon

Mike I'm glad you got there and that you saw so much and took some lovely shots :D . I will be going for a walk this Friday if the weather clears up. Last time I visited I saw a slow worm in addition to a huge butterfly haul. It has become a favourite with me. I was desperate to find a male pairing ...

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