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by David M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 3085
Views: 93976

Re: Padfield

For once, Guy, most of us here in the UK have seen similar scenes (though I personally have not).

Good job Minnie has got dark ears, otherwise she'd look like a big lump of snow. :)
by David M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Freeman
Replies: 2226
Views: 92133

Re: Neil Freeman

Fabulous array of winter garden birds, Neil. Your garden is Christmas card worthy! I think Swansea must be virtually the only city to have escaped even a dusting of the 'white stuff'.
by David M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: essex buzzard
Replies: 1256
Views: 27798

Re: essex buzzard

Incredible, Mark! I'm almost envious. We haven't had a flake here in Swansea yet Merthyr Tydfil (a mere 20 miles away) has been inundated and has seen night time temperatures of -10c!!
by David M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Bugboys mission
Replies: 1529
Views: 35203

Re: Bugboys mission

Good to see you're diversifying in the absence of butterflies, Bugboy. There's still much to see at this time of year (although practically all of it is warm blooded).
by David M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Marsh Fritillary
Topic: Marsh Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Marsh Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017

Pete - your Marshies are very distinctive with that paler ground colour to the forewings. I have this species in numbers within walking distance of my home, but the flight period coincides with my trip to the French Pyrenees in late May/early June, so I only really spent one day with them. Here's an...
by David M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Marbled White
Topic: Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017

I too only took one image of this species in 2017, in spite of seeing multi-thousands.

This individual was the first one I saw this year at Daneway Banks on 17th June:

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by David M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Lulworth Skipper
Topic: Lulworth Skipper – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Lulworth Skipper – Favourite Photo of 2017

Only saw this species in France in 2017. I didn't really bother with it in the Alps in July, but I took a few images in the Pyrenees in May:

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by David M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: December 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: December 2017

Amazing what a few miles can do, Jenks. Here in Swansea there hasn't been a flake of snow (at least, not on the Gower), yet 40 miles to the north there's been 2 feet and temperatures as low as -13c!!!

That said, with highs of 4c today, an active Red Admiral would have been a miracle!
by David M
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Website Comments
Topic: Website file limit
Replies: 6
Views: 485

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: 52040

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: 141

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: 141

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: 31
Views: 1618

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: 26308

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: 23043

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: 26308

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: 1203

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: 169
Views: 5453

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: 485

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: 4
Views: 267

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.

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