Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Saturday, 3 July 2010

From this morning

I had an idea for a post for today, but I’ve scrapped it for now. I went out this morning, and had one of those days where it all seemed to come together. So here are a few from a few hours ago, that I was pleased with. A bit of a mixture.



A Teasel, in the sunlight.


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A Blue Tit
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This next one was one of those lucky shots.
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Pied Wagtail. He took off, just as I took the shot.
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A butterfly………
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Meadow Brown
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I had a little mess around trying to capture some dragons in flight. Here’s a couple I like.
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A Four-spotted Chaser
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The damsel is a Common Blue, and I think the dragon, dipping his rear end, is a Common Darter. .
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Pretty certain this one is a Common Darter.

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This young Mute Swan has a fearful look in his eye.
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He had been chased and relentlessly pursued through some reeds and bushes, by a very aggressive male swan.
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And I’ll finish for now with another butterfly.
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A Marbled White.
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Enjoy the weekend, whatever you are doing; and if you are working…….don’t work too hard.
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31 comments:

  1. Hi keith,
    This is a beautiful set and I love the wagtail and the blue tit... Here we have too much clouds and it is not worse going out for birding.

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  2. Hi Keith, another great selection of images, superb stuff.

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  3. Thanks Chris. A bit cloudy here now. Glad I went out earlier.

    Thanks Bob. :)

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  4. Great wagtail capture Keith - I really like your bird action photos..

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  5. Thanks Phil. I was dead lucky with that one; he flew just at the right time :)

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  6. A morning well spent by the looks of it, a mixed bag indeed but not in terms of quality these are all cracking...The mute swan looks likes he's going to take a big gulp and make a gesture with his wing across his neck as if to let you know that he's in deep do do. 1,2 & 9 are my favorites today the colours are great. Happy snapping Keith..

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  7. A really nice set of images Keith.

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  8. Cool bugs in flight. Like the rest, too.

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  9. I really like the bugs in flight. Good work!

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  10. Beautiful photos! I really enjoyed looking at them.

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  11. Yeah great ones :)
    The Wagtail is superb !!
    And your flying dragons .... hmmm makes me just jealous ! I try and try and never get one single good shot - lol !
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend ;)

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  12. Thank you Debbie. That poor swan had a tough time from the bully. I felt quite sorry for him.

    Bob, thank you :)

    JoLynne, thank you for your comment :)

    Thanks for stopping by, and commenting Shelley, glad you enjoyed them.

    Pescalune, thank you. I need to practice more with the dragons; but good fun trying.

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  13. You came back with some winners!! I love the action in the wagtail shot...the dragons are super too!! Have a great rest of the weekend..today was grass cutting day here at my home!

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  14. What a wonderful day! I am just experimenting with some photo loading - usually takes an age but we'll see eh?

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  15. You deserved another good day....lovely selection Keith. Good job on the 4S-Chaser.

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  16. Some great shots you pulled off here Keith. The teasel is brilliant.

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  17. Great collection again Keith. I like the Marbled White Butterfly.

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  18. Wonderful lighting, especially in the first 2 shots. I can hardly get a decent shot of dragons when they are sitting still, much less flying!

    cheers,
    Wilma

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  19. Dixxe, thank you for your comment.
    Cutting grass doesn't take me too long in my small garden lol

    mrsnesbitt, thank you for stopping by, and leaving a comment. I'll pop by later and see how you've done ;)

    Cheers Frank. I think a bit of sun makes such a difference to how the day goes :)

    Thanks Roy :)

    Trevor, thank you. :)

    Wilma, thank you. It's good fun trying to get the dragons when they fly. I had a lot of luck with these. lol

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  20. A lovely collection again Keith, the light in the Teasel photo is beautiful. I find it incredibly difficult to capture damsels and dragons in flight. I was trying to find Marbled Whites yesterday in a place where they were last year but no luck. The poor Swan did have a fearful look in its eye!

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  21. Jan, thank you. I popped over the lake again this morning, to see the swan. He looked much happier swimming around; no sign of the bully. :)

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  22. Trying to capture a dragon in flight is not easy and not the way to keep a clam heartbeat ;) The 3rd picture worked well.

    I planted some teasel seeds last year but they don't seem to have produced anything.

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  23. Thanks John. Yea, I agree; those dragons can be frustrating lol

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  24. Some great shots! I love that pied wagtail one. :-)

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  25. I always feel like I've been out and about with you when viewing your photos. I'm glad one us remembered the camera. ;)

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  26. Thanks Hilary; glad you enjoyed it :)

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  27. Wow,what a lot of great pics! Greetings from Luzia.

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  28. Brilliant collection of photography and I must say very inspirational as well.
    Hope all is going great across the pond.

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  29. Thanks Lisa. Appreciate your comments. Things are going pretty good here lol

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