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by Art Frames
Thu May 25, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1155
Views: 23556

Re: Bugboys mission

Nice Dukes, I am hoping to be at Ivinghoe tomorrow for my annual pilgrimage. And then to a secret small blue hotspot (well secret to me as I can never find it on my own). I look forward to the next bit.... :D
by Art Frames
Sat May 20, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

I forgot to add these above....please let me know if I have the wrong ID. :) https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4165/33963676133_9808277778_c.jpg Drinker Moth caterpillar by Peter Willmott , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4186/33963677293_a083f2a609_c.jpg Drinker Moth caterpillar by Peter Willmo...
by Art Frames
Sat May 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

No I didn't shoot any video. I must admit I've not explored that function on my camera, I really should though. You should see plenty of courtship, they really are nonplussed by nosey people with cameras! I have just returned from seeing one green-veined white and one red admiral - and a drinker mo...
by Art Frames
Sat May 20, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

[url][/url] Bugboy, I will watch out for the courtship I think our county recorder shot a video of it so I will have a look before I put the wellies on and venture out as Salcey does get fairly muddy.... :D Bugboy, this is a link to two of David's videos.Did you shoot any video? I shall shoot some m...
by Art Frames
Fri May 19, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

Thank you Bugboy, David, Goldie, Pauline and Wurzel. You are more than kind. I had a look at your Wood Whites Pauline and think yours (especially the cute one with the dandelion) are very nice indeed and tell a great story. I think they are super butterflies and wasn't aware that they had appeared a...
by Art Frames
Fri May 19, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

With my new found freedom, and the fact that Northamptonshire is in Monsoon season (particularly on any day when I am not expected to work) I have delved into my files to one of my local success stories. The Wood White in Salcey Forest is quite strong. Two years ago, when these were shot, there was ...
by Art Frames
Sun May 14, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

Thank you Goldie, David, Bugboy, Wurzel and Pauline for your kind comments and thoughts all are appreciated. I hope I can cope with that. :D
by Art Frames
Fri May 12, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2547
Views: 54960

Re: Pauline

Pauline, You have solved a mystery for me too. I took some pictures of the same odd larva a week ago. Couldn't ID it and didn't keep them. So if I ever see a glow worm larva again I will perhaps remember. I might also stop deleting pictures quite so quickly.... :oops: but thanks for the insight. Peter
by Art Frames
Fri May 12, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

I think I have discovered that I was trying to spin too many plates at once. So once my life calmed a little, I had a rethink about how to try and make this diary/blog work - and restart it. The best I have come up with is to avoid the diary side of it (many of you are doing it far better than I cou...
by Art Frames
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2547
Views: 54960

Re: Pauline

Just catching up Pauline. A lovely set of pictures. I saw Waxwings for the first time this year and had some great times taking pictures but yours are so nice because of the sense of calmness. I suppose the frantic feeding is done and they will be returning homewards. Such a beautiful creature. The ...
by Art Frames
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1290
Views: 23710

Re: Trevor

Trevor you had a lovely day today with the selection of sightings and more so last week with the green hairstreak, glad to see all of the trips out and what is flying in your part of the world. Unfortunately not as good up here but I'm sure weather will improve. best wishes peter
by Art Frames
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

Whilst everyone else seems to have been out photographing butterflies I was at a useful workshop (I hope) learning how to use high speed flash for wildlife. I have always found flash to be crude and unhelpful for insects (....in my hands, ...your skills/experience may be better than mine) and whilst...
by Art Frames
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1155
Views: 23556

Re: Bugboys mission

Done with style and restraint, I have so much too learn :wink: - I am also extremely pleased for you. Sorry I don't really do jealousy but I can do great happiness :D :D :D . Hope your holiday continues in similar style. best of luck.
by Art Frames
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

The car park had a few toilet cubicles (these seemed to attract a lot of insect interest but I felt I should give them a miss with my long lens :shock: ). Just behind them was a rough stone path/track over a cattle grid which was also a magnet to butterflies. This one caught my attention. On every d...
by Art Frames
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

Lovely series of shots, Peter. I especially like the second one, where the vivid colour of the upper-wings stands out against the muted background - a true 'Art' shot :) Mike Thank you Mike. I apologise to photographers and purists, but my background was as a wildlife illustrator. So I do play with...
by Art Frames
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

Back to France...a couple of days after my previous story I had another day of new experiences. :shock: In addition to walking and photographing wildlife we also fit in visiting historic sites. The Aude is Cathar country. So there is a lot to visit, mostly Castles. They seem to enjoy building them o...
by Art Frames
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2547
Views: 54960

Re: Pauline

Please tell us more about the 'albino' badger - I am guessing that it is a real one - but would be very interested in it's story. And I am impressed that your garden looks such a haven for wildlife. Apologies if you have fully covered badgers and gardens in the past but I'm still catching up... :)
by Art Frames
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

Terrific images Peter, now you are showing us all up !. I'm glad that Large Tortoiseshell image was taken in France, if it had been found over here most of us would have been sent into a jealous rage :evil: . As for the Swallowtail, that really is too much. All the best, Trevor. You would have love...
by Art Frames
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

That's a very impressive series of macro shots, Peter. You were lucky to have such a co-operative Bee-fly. I need to get out earlier in the morning, before they get too active! I use similar lighting techniques for flower photography, where I also use the 'stacking' capability of my E-M1. I am impr...
by Art Frames
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 82
Views: 882

Re: Art Frames

I will post more from France later, but just been stalking a bee fly in the garden. First time in the garden for bee flies. I have just replanted and dug in several tons of manure, with huge increases in the number of worms so it is now a haven for worm parasites. Lit with a led video light and one ...

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