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Saturday, 24 September 2011


Ok, I think I'm back. For now, anyway.

I took a break from blogging for a few days. The computer seemed to be taking over my life.
Still got things to sort out, but nearly there; (and I treated myself to a new camera; now that's great therapy lol )

So for now, a few pictures. Most with the old camera, but a couple with the new one.


 Unknown.....at least to me, anyway.


 Grey Heron

 I wonder if Adrian will know this one?


 Spotted Flycatcher  

 House Sparrow

I'll do my best to catch up with everyone later.

Enjoy the weekend.


  1. Hi Keith...nice to see you back : }}}
    I saw and posted my first Comma a few days ago,had a devil of a time
    with ID ..I did't even know we had them here,it is a Eastern or Gray they all seem to look alike...your's is beautiful.. : }
    The Harebell and the Peacock ..just lovely!!

  2. the butterflies are just gorgeous. happy new camera-ing!!! and you take a break from blogging any time you like! it's good to rejuvenate once in a while!

  3. What's that heron laughing at. Good to ave you back

  4. Enjoy the weekend too Keith !
    Glad you're back and your photos are gorgeous ! As always ;-)

  5. Wow wow and more wow! Exquisite shots!

  6. Welcome back Keith, hope you had a good break.

    I guess by now you've got full control of that new toy...lol.

    A great selection of images you have here, and the unknown 'bug', according to my book, is a Caddis Fly (mystacides longicornis)...[;o)

  7. I know what you mean about the computer overtaking your life. Many times throughout the year I have to step back and take a break. Yay on your new camera! Fabulous photos. :)

  8. Now that is good therapy Keith.
    Perfect Harebell shot.

  9. The beetle is one of many Longhorns.
    Have fun and try to remember computers are there to take over. What they are for.
    What's the camera?

  10. Thanks Grace. The Comma is a lovely butterfly. We only have the one type here. :-)

    Thanks Theresa. Yea, the break from the computer was good; new camera even better lol

    I think he's laughing at me Debbie lol

    Pescalune, thank you. I've got loads of pictures to inflict upon people now lol

    Ladyfi, thank you. Very kind of you :-)

    Thanks Trevor. Still experimenting with it. ;-)
    Ta for the ID on the Caddis Fly. Strange looking creature wasn't it.

    Gail, thanks. Yea, they can be quite domineering sometimes. lol

    Thanks Roy. Can't beat retail therapy lol

    Cheers Adrian. The camera is the long lusted after Canon 7D. Why waste redundancy money on bills? lol

  11. Beautiful shots!!! Have fun with your new camera. The butterflies are really colorful.

  12. Oh, Kieth, I am envious, a Canon 7D, very nice. That would be my choice as well. Have a great weekend, what's left of it.

  13. I am glad that you had a short break. A lovely bunch of photos you have given us.
    I am right about Spotted Sandpiper, that's plenty who agree.

  14. Thanks Rohrerbot. Slowly getting used to the camera :-)

    Thanks Horst. It's a great camera :-)

    Cheers Bob. Pleased you got a Spotted Sandpiper :-)

  15. Lovely images looking forward to lots more nice images

  16. What a wonderful collection! I'm fascinated by those long antanae in photo #2, and as always I'm impressed almost as much by the background as the subject. Enjoy your new camera and have a great weekend.

  17. Lovely captures... I have seen Peacocks this summer but didn't get a decent image...well done.

  18. A 7D. !!! that is one big Lust Keith.
    One day perhaps.

  19. Wonderful series, love the birds and the butterflies. Especially the peacock, it is a beauty. Great photos.

  20. Everyone needs a break sometime. Loved the photos of the birds and the butterflies. The peacock is my favorite. ongrats on your new camera.

  21. I know what you mean Keith, sometimes I feel the same.

    New camera :) enjoy.
    Lots of lovely autumn days to come for you, where the trees begin to change, all those fiery tones setting the forests ablaze, then of course you have the beauty of the winter wonderland awaiting you, little rainbow orbs twinkling on the frosty meadows, yep, maybe you will be toooo busy wandering around with your camera ;) I know I would be.

  22. M C Images, thanks.
    I've got plenty lol

    Thanks JoLynne. The background for the insect is Trevors window on his car.

    Thanks Andrew. I haven't seen that many myself.

    Cheers Roy. Yea, it's a lovely camera. :-)

    Thank you Eileen. I think another break is on the cards :-)

    Gemel, thank you. Yea, lots of photo opportunities await :-)

  23. All very beautiful but that peacock butterfly is a stunner.

  24. Nice shots good luck with the 7D (I think there is an old post in my blog on setting up the 7D, although I now have Nikon!)

  25. Thanks Bob.
    I'll have a search for that later. Off out soon :-)

  26. Great serie, love this "unknown"...pretty nice image. The Harebell is a work of art congrats ;)

  27. Keith, these are just lovely. That peacock moth is just stunning, as is the house sparrow with the sun and shadows playing on its feathers. If memory serves, you just invested in a Fuji camera a few months ago. Were you dissatisfied with that one? I'm a Canon fan myself, so I certainly understand your excitement over the new Canon.

  28. Thanks Linda.
    Yea, the Fuji was a 'bought in haste' camera lol
    I wanted something that did HD video, and it seemed a good idea at the time. We learn......sometimes lol