Friday, 30 May 2014

A VISIT TO SOMERSET.

We went to Bristol earlier this week and on the way stopped at Thurlbear Woods in Somerset, hoping for Duke of Burgundy but were unsuccessful. We did however get lots of Grizzled Skipper and a couple of Dingy Skipper, as well as Common Blue and Green-veined White.We also went over into Wales to Newport Wetlands for the Hairy Dragonfly but only saw two fly-bys. Disappointing but still a first for us. On the way back to Cornwall we stopped at the brilliant Grey Lakes NR, also in Somerset. It was too chilly for Dragonflies but we did hear at least two Bitterns booming.

GRIZZLED SKIPPER

GRIZZLED SKIPPER

DINGY SKIPPER

COMMON BLUE

COMMON BLUE

GREEN-VEINED WHITE


ORCHID sp.


23 comments:

  1. Cracking shots John, top class Macro work. Shame you did not get the Duke of Burgundy a long way to go and not see it.
    If you go down one morning give me a bell the night before.
    Great stuff mate

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  2. Excellent pictures of butterflies !

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  3. Those common blues are stunning! Euphilotes?

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  4. Great pictures of the butterfly's
    The two common blues are very nice!

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  5. Brilliant photos! Such delicate beauty!

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  6. Cracking set of images John. The Grizzled and Dingy are still on my photo wish list.

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  7. Your butterflies seem to be a great reward for the day's outing.

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  8. Good to see you enjoyed a trip to Gods Own County! Of course the Mendips are the best part.

    Great pictures.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  9. What a nice butterflies!!!.. Nice pics.. Congrats..

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  10. Super images the one with the two common blue as good as I have seen outstanding.

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  11. Superb images - every one of them! Sorry to hear that you didn't manage The Duke of Burgundy, but you've certainly scored with your other results!

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  12. Thanks for your comment.. Have a nice day..

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  13. Thank you for your comments.
    John and Sue

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  14. These are AMAZING photos!! The little skippers are a favorite of mine.

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    1. Smashing butterflies and beautiful wild plants,excellent photos.

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  16. One photograph more beautiful than the next in this post. Wow, all gorgeous! Superb macro work. Great detail and color. Many beautiful insects, so pleasing to our eyes!

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  17. You all get the best butterfly and moth and well insect images ever!
    BTW, I am letting everyone know, I should be back next week, working on health and script issues...huge sigh!

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  18. Excellent macro, fabulous colors! Well done :-)
    Greetings

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  19. Many thanks for your comments.
    Sue and John.

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  20. Wow that Common Blue is uncommonly beautiful.

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