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by Art Frames
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1436
Views: 27570

Re: Trevor

trevor wrote:This fantastic year continues to surprise.
Trevor.

It must be lovely down in the South.. :mrgreen: Would you like some of our cold or rain? :lol:
by Art Frames
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 115
Views: 1745

Re: Art Frames

Wurzel wrote:Lovely dusky DGF Peter :D Sorry if I helped scare people away from your PD :shock: :oops:

Have a goodun

Wurzel


Not at all. I started it, with my schoolboy humour. I will try to be better. :oops:
by Art Frames
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: A Trio of French Trips
Replies: 16
Views: 194

Re: A Trio of French Trips

These stories are great. It is just the France I know and love. Truly a restful holiday with large blues and lesser purple emperors on the doorstep.

Thank you for sharing. I await number three. :D
by Art Frames
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 115
Views: 1745

Re: Art Frames

Possibly the talk of genitals has stopped many people making comments about the Chalkhills. I have visions of people looking in and making a speedy exit. Apologies to anyone who was offended or worse :shock: I have just returned from a brief visit to the Peak District. I took a camera but had no rea...
by Art Frames
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1436
Views: 27570

Re: Trevor

Excellent pictures Trevor. It is a delightful butterfly and it looks like you were seeing them in perfect condition. Did you see them alongside Large Coppers? I totally agree about the colour - but it is amazing that they can also disappear! It is another one of those butterflies which lift my emoti...
by Art Frames
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: A Trio of French Trips
Replies: 16
Views: 194

Re: A Trio of French Trips

Likewise, super shots and 3 species I have not seen. This is getting me in the mood for my upcoming trip to France. Look forward to the next instalment :D
by Art Frames
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Trevor
Replies: 1436
Views: 27570

Re: Trevor

Hi Trevor, looking forward to hearing more about France as I might have been on that one! Sounds like you were not best pleased with the trip, but I'll let you give us a few more instalments. Nice large wall, and mud puddling skippers. I'm amazed there wasn't some dung in the picture too! Congrats o...
by Art Frames
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 115
Views: 1745

Re: Art Frames

Never mind the randy foursomes - I've never seen such a detailed view of butterfly genitalia as in your 'pair in cop' photo. The 'clasp' mechanism is clearly displayed. Some beautiful topsides as well - I agree these are very beautiful butterflies when newly emerged. Do you think I need to tag clas...
by Art Frames
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 115
Views: 1745

Re: Art Frames

A day out at Ivinghoe Beacon was very rewarding with a very large number of freshly hatched Chalkhill Blues to be seen. The weather forecast was for a dull start after overnight rain, brightening later to become warm around lunchtime. It was spot-on. So our arrival co-incided with the warmth and sev...
by Art Frames
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2696
Views: 60422

Re: Pauline

Hi Pauline thanks for commenting on my pics, much appreciated. I like reading your diary but it does make me feel exhausted... :D You do pack a lot in. Some clearly not as welcome as others. We just had our facias and soffits replaced. We repatriated about six bin liners of starling nests, a few sol...
by Art Frames
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27696

Re: Bugboys mission

I hope I shall see some Large Blues in France this summer I enjoy coming across them in the wild there. Nice colours on a lovely fresh insect. :D
by Art Frames
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 115
Views: 1745

Re: Art Frames

I was encouraged to visit a new location for me, about fifteen miles away. My expectations were not huge, but I have now visited four times in two weeks and had splendid visits each time. I shall add a few pictures from across the visits as each time I have seen variations on the same cast but with ...
by Art Frames
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27696

Re: Bugboys mission

Bugboy

Lovely story and excellent pictures. I think the most memorable pictures come from such a personal hands on experience. Love to have been there which I suppose needs the green heads :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Not that I think envy is what I feel. Very happy for you :D

Peter
by Art Frames
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2696
Views: 60422

Re: Pauline

Pauline

I was entranced by the earlier pictures of the Holly Blue pupa but that emergence set is wonderful :D :D

What a shame she flew away so quickly. But what you have is a fantastic story already. Very impressed and would have loved to have seen it. :D

best wishes

Peter
by Art Frames
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 115
Views: 1745

Re: Art Frames

A week without PC seems a long time! Nearly missed out on your beautiful images which have lured me into unfamiliar territory, ie. Flickr. Love the birds and mammals as well as the butterflies, especially the Amazon Milk Frog :D I do apologise for Flickr. It is a double edged sword. It is free and ...
by Art Frames
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27696

Re: Bugboys mission

Thanks Peter, I think I got off very lightly with my Shingles, very little in the way of pain thankfully! Regarding the WLH I can give you exact coordinates which as long as you go at the right time and in good weather will guarantee a good audience with them. You think you have bad luck with the w...
by Art Frames
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 115
Views: 1745

Re: Art Frames

When they're that good the more the merrier Peter, that Chequered Blue - that is the most wanted on my most wanted list :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Have a goodun Wurzel Hope these help until you see your own, from last year in France. They are beautiful and unforgettable. https://c1.staticflic...
by Art Frames
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1305
Views: 27696

Re: Bugboys mission

Having been away it is taking a while to catch up with everything people have been seeing and doing. Sorry to hear of your illness. It is a horrible condition, even though you seem to have made the best of the recovery time. :D Many, many of your shots are worthy of :mrgreen: :mrgreen: especially th...
by Art Frames
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pauline
Replies: 2696
Views: 60422

Re: Pauline

Pauline, Your pictures of hairstreaks are beautiful. It is lovely to see a butterfly I have only ever seen in single specimens in number and perfect condition. :D :D This is a lovely place as it helps to ease some of the negative feelings about the loss of numbers of butterflies in the UK. Clearly, ...
by Art Frames
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Art Frames
Replies: 115
Views: 1745

Re: Art Frames

Thank you Wurzel, Bugboy, Goldie M and Trevor for your kind comments. There were a few more.... :wink: The blues included the usual suspects plus a new one for me. A Green-underside Blue which I believe was egg-laying. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4284/35350023481_597a1a71c8_c.jpg Green-underside B...

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