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by David M
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Website file limit
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Website file limit

Ah, I see (although I'm surprised that the proportion is SO high).

Looks like PD redaction is the only real option then. Any moves to preserve earlier pages in any format would be useful.
by David M
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Pete Eeles
Replies: 1032
Views: 52013

Re: Pete Eeles

Beautiful, detailed, close-up images there, Pete. There is so much stunning and intricate design in that part of nature that we can't properly see with the naked eye. Pictures like yours really bring it to life.
by David M
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Large White
Topic: Large White - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Large White - Favourite Photo of 2017

That's incredibly well marked for a female Large White, Neil. I don't think I've ever seen one like that on UK soil! Given the location as well as the time of year, perhaps this one slipped over from the continent where they are routinely darker?
by David M
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Large White
Topic: Large White - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Large White - Favourite Photo of 2017

How did you get them to align like that, Vince? :shock:
by David M
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 29
Views: 1521

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

Good thinking, Chris. Few of us have the tools/expertise to pull of these winning images, but if there were categories that didn't demand such technical prowess then we'd all have a fighting chance!
by David M
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: MikeOxon
Replies: 825
Views: 26262

Re: MikeOxon

LOL! Do you ever throw anything away, Jack? :)

That's quite a collection!
by David M
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: jackz432r
Replies: 623
Views: 23030

Re: jackz432r

Incredible camouflage in the Red Admiral image. I confess I had to maximise it to find the butterfly and was quite embarrassed when I saw how much of the screen it took up! :oops:
by David M
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: MikeOxon
Replies: 825
Views: 26262

Re: MikeOxon

That image of the Moon is extraordinarily good, Mike. You certainly put some effort into that!
by David M
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Andrew555
Replies: 68
Views: 1191

Re: Andrew555

Fabulous stuff, Andrew. Shame about the near miss with the Brimstone in flight as the image is pretty sharp. I love those Chalkhills too.
by David M
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: philm63
Replies: 168
Views: 5430

Re: philm63

Beautiful images that make me yearn for spring, Phil. Sadly, it's likely to be three months at least before I see my next Small Tortoiseshell. :(
by David M
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Website file limit
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Website file limit

Yes, I agree. This would be a welcome option.

What about removing images from some of the historic 'Sightings' threads? I doubt many people refer back to these and it would free up some space.
by David M
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: December 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: December 2017

Had a surprise visitor at work today - a Red Admiral fluttered by at around 1130am during a brief, sunny interlude and proceeded to settle on the metal panels close to the roof of the building.
by David M
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Large White
Topic: Large White - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Large White - Favourite Photo of 2017

Didn't take too many shots of this species in 2017. Probably the most presentable was this individual in the French Pyrenees in late May:

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by David M
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Field Trips and Events
Topic: Butterflies in the Glasshouse 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Butterflies in the Glasshouse 2018

Perfect time of year for that boost too, Mike. I daresay I'll pop down to my own local butterfly house for a January 'fix'.
by David M
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3084
Views: 93903

Re: Padfield

Guy, you're killing me with those images, especially the last one of the glorious sunset. I could happily trade butterflies for a handful of those natural events (and scenery), especially with the knowledge that spring would see me sharing my free time with such beauties as Large Tortoiseshell, QoS ...
by David M
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 196091

Re: Neil Hulme

Many thanks for the detailed and comprehensive report, Neil. Your words and images translate the work on the ground exceedingly well and I can only wish I were there to lend a hand so that this project can achieve its stated aim - to encourage the permanent colonisation of this tract of land by the ...
by David M
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Large Skipper
Topic: Large Skipper - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: Large Skipper - Favourite Photo of 2017

This is a 'filler' species that emerges when the spring species are on their last legs, so it is always welcome, although it is so common that after a week or two most of us pay it mere lip service.

Here's a male posing in south Wales on 26th June:

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by David M
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Large Heath
Topic: Large Heath - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Large Heath - Favourite Photo of 2017

Tricky species is this. I aim to find and observe it every year but in 2017 I had only one opportunity, and that was on a steaming hot day (28c) on 21st June at Cors Caron in mid Wales. I saw quite a few, but I only came away with a handful of images given this species' propensity to fly incessantly...
by David M
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Large Tortoiseshell
Topic: Large Tortoiseshell - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Large Tortoiseshell - Favourite Photo of 2017

I was waiting for you to make your grand entrance, Bugboy! :) I didn't see this species even during my two visits to France this year, so to see one in the UK is particularly special. Very possibly the UKB sighting of the year in my opinion. Keep your eyes peeled for it in future. It can surely only...
by David M
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: December 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 215

December 2017

Been a bit chilly lately but I'm sure a handful of lucky folks will have sightings to report this month.

Good luck.

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