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Re: Andrew555

Postby bugboy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:27 pm

Great recent set of shots Andrew, pick of the bunch for me is that Duke perched on the Daisies :)
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Re: Andrew555

Postby Andrew555 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:15 pm

Thanks Bugboy. :)

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Re: Andrew555

Postby Andrew555 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:22 am

White Hill is a Butterfly Conservation site fairly near to me on the east side of the Darent Valley at Shoreham, Kent.
Chalk downland in nature, it's one of those handy local places that you can just pop to for an hour or two.
Easy parking in a lay-by off the main road through the valley, a short walk up a footpath and your there, here's a selection of what I've seen.


The main path running through the reserve.

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I've seen 17 species at this site, including Large White, Speckled Wood, Common Blue and Brown Argus.

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Male and female Common Blue.

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Brimstones on Knapweed, lots of both to be seen.

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Despite this a decent open wing shot still eludes me.

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There is a Chalkhill Blue colony in residence, male and female here.

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It's also a great place if you like your moths, any id corrections welcome btw!
Clockwise from top left, Burnet Companion, Small Purple-barred, Anania crocealis (maybe) and Treble-bar.

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Small Purple and Gold (Mint Moth).

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One of the Longhorns, Nemophora metallica.

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A Silver-y.

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The view across the valley.

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Re: Andrew555

Postby Chris Jackson » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:37 pm

Great photos Andrew.
All with the FZ1000 ?
Can't wait till next Spring.
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Re: Andrew555

Postby Wurzel » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:05 am

Great set of shots Andrew especially the Chalkhill pairing - brill!! :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: You've also featured by favourite named moth Nemophora METALLICA :twisted: :D .

Have a goodun

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Re: Andrew555

Postby philm63 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:08 pm

Nice shots Andrew, I would love to have a site that like that locally

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Re: Andrew555

Postby Andrew555 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:50 am

Hi Chris, thanks and yes all FZ1000 shots.
Looking foward to seeing some of yours next year. :)

:lol: Wurzel, that's the first thing I thought of when I looked up the name of that moth!
Thanks m8. :D

Thanks a lot Phil, yes it is great to have somewhere close that you don't need to put aside a whole day to see.

Cheers

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Re: Andrew555

Postby David M » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:35 pm

Fabulous stuff, Andrew. Shame about the near miss with the Brimstone in flight as the image is pretty sharp. I love those Chalkhills too.

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Re: Andrew555

Postby Andrew555 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:26 am

Thanks a lot David, one day! :)


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