Category Archives: Insects

Brown Hairstreak at Chambers Farm Woods

  Today we headed down to Lincolnshire for brown hairstreak at Chambers Farm Woods, a well known site for this scarce butterfly and probably the closest site to me. The wind was a constant nuisance throughout the day making macro photography a particular challenge but in the end, we did find a couple of brown…

beetles and butterflies at Carlton Marsh, Barnsley

I was out photographing beetles and butterflies at Carlton Marsh LNR today with my friends from the Wakefield Naturalists’ Society. This was one of our monthly summer field meetings and it was the first time we’d visited this reserve as a group, though I’ve been there many times before. Having many pairs of eyes made…

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Insect photography at Brockadale

The warm spring sunshine tempted me away from editing commercial photography shoots to head over to do some insect photography at Brockadale. There were plenty of butterflies on the wing, including brimstone, orange tip and large white and plenty of whitethroats in full song. Across the valley, the soft purring of a turtle dove was…

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White-legged damselfy | club-tailed dragonfly | macro photography

Macro photography: White-legged damselfly but no club-tailed dragonfly! Today we made a long journey down to the River Severn in Shropshire to try and catch up with the very scarce and elusive club-tailed dragonfly. Unfortunately, it was not to be and we couldn’t find them anywhere despite teaming up with another dragonfly chaser and trying…

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Brockadale in Infra Red | Fuji X Pro1 infra red conversion | infra red photography

Brockadale photographed in Infra Red The skies were blue with white fluffy clouds all morning today and so after lunch, I decided to head to Brockadale to try out my infra red converted Fuji XPro1 on the landscape and to maybe shoot a few insects with the macro gear. However, by the time I arrived…

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