Monday, 17 September 2012

Another Slow Weekend!

The Pectoral Sandpiper was taken last week and the rest are just a few shots from over the weekend. Most of the Butterflies and Dragonflies were taken by Sue.
Although they are still around the numbers are well down, in fact the Painted Lady is only the second we have seen this year and what happened to all the Brimstones and Clouded Yellows?
























28 comments:

  1. Mooi Hoor deze serie met al die vogels en libellen.
    groetjes Herman,

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  2. Er mooie serie mooi om de vogels zo van dicht bij te zien groetjes Danielle

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  3. Thank you Herman,and Danielle.
    John.

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  4. Beautiful series with birds, butterflies and dragonflies.
    Greetings Irma

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  5. A beautiful selection of shots, my favourite is that rather handsome Kestrel.

    Excellent work guys.

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  6. Hi!!!.. Great shots!!!. I love all.. Cheers..

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  7. Kestrel image is cracking as are those Butterfly shots so much for a quiet weekend then!

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  8. Good selection of images again looks like you both had more sucess than most this weekend well done.

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  9. Thank you Ana,Paul,Anthony and Bob,for your comments.
    John.

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  10. Lovely photography, sharp colourful images of birds butterflies and dragonflies.I think all the Brimstones are in my garden:)

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  11. If that's a slow weekend, mine was all but stationary! Spent all day Friday at Rutland Water and Eyebrook Reservoir, and the only salvation was some record shots of a Black-necked Grebe. Same on Saturday when I walked several miles round three well-known birding sites, and the birds were notable by their absence - apart from a distant Hobby. Just a few butterfly & dragonfly images resulted, but your superb images put my efforts to shame! Sunday I gave up and stayed at home!

    Every one of your images is a winner, but the closed-wing Painted Lady image is my favourite, closely followed by the Red Admiral, the Demoiselle and the Chaser. Great to see Sue's work again!

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  12. Thank you Sonjia,and Richard.
    John.

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  13. Wonderful series! Love that Kestrel shot, and the butterflies are so beautiful. Sure glad you had a slow weekend! (smiles)

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  14. Wonderful photographs, wonderful face of the nature. I am greeting

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  15. Hi John and Sue. I hope you are both feeling much better now.

    What beautiful photos! I haven't seen a Painted Lady at all this year and only one last, not like the wonderful influx of 2009 -:) I have only seen one settled Brimstone recently and a few fly pasts in early Spring. Only one Small Copper and not even many Peacocks!

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  16. Oh dear, finger trouble with the smiley face, I'll try again :-)

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  17. Hi both looks like I overlooked this one, great Pec Sand John,and Sue those insect shots are great.
    John may give you a bell Thurs eve if your free on Friday depending on the weather.

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  18. What an incredibly interesting serie, very colorfull!

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  19. Just perfect!
    I lave the dragonflies!
    Most of them have sadly finished their season!
    The Painted lady is gorgeous, we haven't seen as many this year either...
    Well done!

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  20. Wonderful set once again. I saw a pectoral sandpiper in Iceland this year. It is very rare and was only the 14th seen and species 130 for me in Iceland. There are nowadays baird's sandpiper around but did not manage to see them. With my lens and camera to be repaired (just got them this week), I did not go out too often!

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  21. Thank you,one and all,for your comments.
    John and Sue

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  22. These are wonderful.....lovely colors , light and sharpness.

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  23. Bravo, c'est une composition magnifique !
    bises

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