Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Monday, 7 June 2010

Wings and flowers

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Short on words, so the pictures will do.
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Young Song Thrush
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Brown Argus
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Red-eyed Damselfly
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Mother Shipton
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No idea……
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Shelduck
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Common Blue
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Banded Demoiselle
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Silver-ground Carpet Moth

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And somewhere I’d like to be now, amongst these flowers and insects......................

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Oxeye Daisies

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33 comments:

  1. Some lovely shots. I especially like the young song thrush and the flower that looks like some sort of vetch.

    A beautiful field of flowers.

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  2. Short on words perhaps ... but generous on pics ;) Wow what a beautiful series !
    Don't even know which one I prefer - love them all ! The butterflies are beautiful - the red eyes of the damselfly surprising - and I love the environment of the Shelduck.
    And ... the meadow is really wonderful - understand that you like be there :))

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  3. Great photographs do not need words. Well done Keith a superb collection.

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  4. Wow hon...looks like summer is in full bloom there...still cold and wet here..ackk!! I do believe that is a sweetpea..the flower..I think! But as always I love your pictures..they make me smile.
    Hope things are well with you and you are feeling well. Think of you often Keith!!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Fantastic set of images. It is a bind to go to work. I just want to be out with the camera and bins.

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  6. Thanks Kerry. Yea, I’m pretty sure the red flower is a vetch of some sort. Not sure which one though. The field of flowers is just coming into its own now. Be full of butterflies soon. :)

    Pescalune, thank you. A lovely time of year now, with the flowers and insects.

    Thank you Trevor. :)

    Sarah, thank you. The wet weather has returned here for a while now. We had a few sunny days.

    Sam and Lisa, thank you. Yea, work spoils so much lol

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  7. Haven't seen most of those flutters as yet and I have never seen a Demoiselle.
    Your flower reminds me of a perennial sweetpea but it is probably a wild flower.

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  8. Keith I will echo what most people have said the pictures speak for themselves, some absolutley stunning images in this selection!!!

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  9. John, thank you. The red flower is quite small; larger than a sweet pea. I'm thinking a vetch of some sort.

    Thanks for your comment Bob :)

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  10. No need for words..nature at it's best. Take care my friend.

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  11. Ditto everyone elses comments. Thanks.

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  12. Thank you Frank. :)

    Kerri, thank you for stopping by, and leaving a comment. Appreciate it.

    Dale, thank you. :)

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  13. Keith - all wonderful photos. I really love the dragonflies. Thanks!

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  14. A really great series Keith.

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  15. Lovely set of images Keith, the Thrush is great.
    I think the flower is a Grass Vetchling (Lathyrus nissolia), well thats a definite maybe anyway.

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  16. More lovely photos, I particularly like the young Song Thrush, was it in your garden? Also the Oxeye Daisies spreading as far as the eye can see, just beautiful...summoning a feeling of instant peace and serenity!

    Look after yourself, Keith. You are in my thoughts.

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  17. LOVE this,...your butterflies and moths are cool. I don't recall some of them...and your 'unknown' looks like a Beach Pea...from the wildflower sweetpea family...very pretty
    BlessYourHeart

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  18. Thank you Bob. Thought I'd try a variety :)

    Cheers Roy. I think you could be right with that ID. That's what I'm going with, anyway. Thanks

    Jan, thank you. The little Song Thrush was at one of the local lakes, and didn't seem too bothered by me there. He sat patiently for a while, then flew off. lol

    Dar, thank you for your comments. The flower looks very similar to the sweetpea family, but I think Roy has it, with 'Grass Vetchling'. It was a really bold colour. A beauty.

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  19. a picture pains a thousand words!

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  20. Lovely bunch of new pics matey. The close up of the thrush is wicked.

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  21. Beautiful captures as always. It's such a perfect season for these winged wonders.

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  22. Oooo! A Mother Shipton & a Silver Ground Carpet. The Mother Shipton is a super moth, Keith. I am determined to go and look for some day-flying moths as soon as the weather turns dry again. I can tell you one thing: if you enjoy a challenge, moth trapping is a great way to satisfy it. I've only trapped once but I already wish I'd done it for years. Moths are my new best friends ... after my Lumix camera that is!

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  23. Your beautiful photographs speak for themselves! The Thrush was my favorite!

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  24. Thanks Pete. Very true :)

    Cheers Nick. He was a real poser, that little guy lol

    Thank you Hilary. So much to see at the moment.

    Emma, thank you. I think moth trapping could become dangerously addictive for me lol Something I’m going to have to try though, I think.

    Shelley, thank you. The little Thrush was so trusting, and innocent. I hope he learns quickly, and stays safe.

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  25. That last pic reminds me of Little House On The Prairie where the kids are skipping down the hill. The butterflies are great fun to take pics of, such a wide variety of colours in yours Keith... Iv'e recently took a picture of a song thrush or is it a mistlethrush, will have to post it so you can tell me which one it is.

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  26. Thanks Debbie. I'll take a look when you've posted it ;)

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  27. beautiful and interesting shots Keith! I like the no idea one. very pretty!!

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  28. HI Keith...great assortment of nature photos in your post today, thats the first Shelduck Ive seen!! Have a great day!

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  29. Seeing beautiful images like these, sometimes we don't need words. You captured every little essence nature offers. Hope you are doing well otherwise, and glad to know that you are able to enjoy outdoors and show us amazing wild life. Anna :)

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  30. A fantastic set of photographs you have there. I've not managed to photograph any fledglings in my garden yet but there are quite a few at Uni.

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  31. Thank you Doreen. I love the rich colour of that one :)

    Dixxe, thank you. Had a good few days away, and now I'm playing catch up again lol

    Anna, thank you for your comment. Soon be back to normal; I think lol

    Anna S, thank you. I've had a few young ones visiting so far. They always make lovely pictures.

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