Thursday, 19 August 2010

There be dragons in Cheshire…

Went photographing again yesterday and got a few reasonable shots.

Darters are pretty easy to photograph because they land on the ground or steps in front of you and seem to love wooden railings – any wood, in fact.  We did see a hawker, but it was far more elusive and there were quite a few really big dragonflies but we only saw them passing – frustrating!

darter ex

red darter 4

red darter5

yellow darter good

blue damselfly

LOVE the fact that you can see the hairs on these, even though you can’t see them with the naked eye.

peacock angled

peacock on yellow 

small heath close

white 3


bfly unk

bee ex

Look at the ‘face’ on this one – it looks really SCARY!  I thought it was a waps but looking at this, I’m now wondering if it’s another species of bee, like the one above.  I actually found this one by accident, when trying to catch a small butterfly and couldn’t resist shooting it.

waps 2 

Isn’t this HORRIBLE??????  I have a thing about fungi, though, so I think I’m going to take lots of photos of ‘em when I find ‘em – as long as it looks interesting, lol.


shroom 2


Jack said...

Fab photos Cath. Have you seen Humming Bird Hawkmoths this year? First year we haven't had them in the garden (boo hoo). And a couple of years ago we had our very own Stinkhorns in the border, lol!

Sally H said...

Fab photos Cath. Love your hairy butterfly and that bee appears to have a hairy bottom! Think your second bee is a hoverfly - you're right, it is a bit scary! I love the mushrooms too - not quite as gruesome as a stinkhorn!

Chris said...

Stunning photos Cath. I especially love the dragonflies.

Must get myself a new camera.........