Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Saturday, 25 August 2012

A mix for the weekend

A random selection. A few were from a couple of days out with Trevor, when we went butterfly hunting; and the others from this morning round my local lake.

Red Admiral

White Admiral

A very tatty looking one, but a first for me.

Silver-washed Fritillary

Another tatty one; and again, a first for me.

Speckled Wood

Migrant Hawker

and from this morning, at the local

 Great Crested Grebe

Black-headed Gull

Chiffchaff ......  a young one.


Don't forget to put some water out for the birds.

Have a great weekend.


  1. You've not been wasting your time a brilliant selection.

  2. That first one, of the Red Admiral butterfly, is just perfect. Such brilliant colors on the butterfly.

  3. White Admiral, I have seen only 1, that was 5 years ago it was lying on the floor, which is quite daft, it was going to run over it with my "Tramper". Great shots though.

  4. cute little chiffchaff. i always love the brown butterflies - that speckled wood is beautiful.

  5. Cheers Adrian.

    Thank you Linda.

    Thank you Bob. Glad you didn't squash it. :-)

    Thanks Theresa.

  6. Wonderful batch of photos! I love that grebe. He sure is handsome.

  7. Beautiful butterflies. Really love the photo of the Great Crested Grebe, such a beautiful bird.

  8. Those butterflies are beautiful, though it looks like they've seen some weather. I tried photographing dragonflies during my last vacation and gained new admiration for people who do it well. Good job!

  9. OH that red admiral is awesome!! Ive never seen a white either dont know if they are in this area must read up on that. Lovely shots of the birds too...and that Hawker, very sharp!!

  10. Thanks Horst. Yea, the grebe is a lovely looking bird.

    Jota, thank you.

    Thanks JoLynne. A lot of luck involved in most of these pictures. :-)

    Thanks Sondra. The last few sunny days here have been great for bringing out the butterflies.

  11. A lovely selection Keith. You and Trevor have been having fun. Coincidentally, both of your firsts were also firsts for me a few weeks ago! We seem to be mirroring each other with butterfly sightings this year :-)

  12. Wonderful butterflies and birdfotos again. My favourite is the first.

  13. That was a good outing Keith. Tatty it may be, but the White Admiral was a really good find.

  14. Thanks Jan. Yea, we've had some good days out recently.

    Thank you Elizabeth.

    Thanks Roy. Only just spotted that White Admiral too; looked like a dead leaf. Smaller than I imagined.

  15. All of them are beautiful. Gorgeous work.

  16. Thank you Lisa.
    Hopefully get some more butterflies today.

  17. Hahaha,I love how you pissed off those license people coz I did that too!

    If you do have a TV, we won't have these beautiful pics.

  18. Thanks anon.
    At least you wasn't trying to sell me something, or advertising something.