Tuesday, 5 July 2011

The Lizard and Gwithian.

Had another great weekend on the Lizard. Emperor Dragonflies were everywhere, the females laying and the very aggressive males patroling and attacking everything that moved. The males tended to keep their distance from us and most had very damaged wings.
Not sure what's going on in the first picture!










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Over at Gwithian we were surprised by a sudden appearance of at least 30 Scarlet Tiger moths that seem to come from nowhere. Never seen anything like it but they put on a lovely show.




21 comments:

  1. Some really great images here, John!! You've made me realise that, in my quest for owls, I've been missing out on the dragonflies and butterflies. Must put that right soon. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Beautiful sets once again and the emperors are fantastic, just as the capture of them...

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  3. Thank you Richard,they make a good gap filler,until the Birding restarts.
    John.

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  4. A massive selection again, the Tiger Moth encounter is really interesting, brilliant field craft and images.
    Sam

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  5. Thanks Chris and Sam,this was a joint effort.
    Sue loves Dragonflies and butterflies,she's like a lost kid in a Sweetshop.
    John.

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  6. Hi John,
    Lovely shots of some pretty special insects there! Good to see the Golden-ringed Dragonfly!
    J
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  7. a visual treat today, such a pleasure to see.

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  8. Wow - That's a fantastic set of images. Love the reflections in those first ones.

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  9. A most stunning series of images! Quite the variety. Awesome image of the small skipper balancing on 2 grass blades ... cool perspective. The Scarlet Tiger Moths are so very pretty. What a joy to observe and photographs such beauty.

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  10. I had signed up to follow you, but somehow your updates got lost. Just scrolled through your recent posts. Loved all of them. Masterly macro shots of various arthropods!

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  11. wat een geweldige foto's erg mooi.
    groetjes Herman,

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  12. Cracking selection of images, love the Dragonfly photos.

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  13. A lovely collection again! The Scarlet Tiger Moths are very striking.

    I have very happy memories of holidays at Gwithian Towans. I remember during one particularly hot, dry spell there were Adders everywhere, to the extent that there were warnings issued!

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  14. I love the moths. Excellent photos.

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  15. Hi JR and Sue.
    Lovely selection of insect photo's, especially the Scarlet Tiger Moths.
    The last time I was at the Lizard I was watching the Chough's, are they still there and nesting in the cave?

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  16. Hi Ken.
    Yes the Chough's did nest in the same cave,and were successful.
    John.

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  17. Thank you all for your comments.
    John and Sue.

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  18. I haven't managed to look at your blog as much as I would have liked but each time I look the photos are fantastic! Those Tigers really did put on a good show. I look forward to managing my time better to keep up with your great photos.
    All the best.

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  19. Tiger moths are fantastic anlong with the superb Dragonfly images.

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