Large Red Damselfly Macro at Brockholes

Blues and Reds at Brockholes.

Up Close and Personal with a Large Red Damselfly.   A couple of recent visits to Brockholes Nature Reserve have given me the opportunity to eyeball a few damselflies and also watch Common Blue Butterflies staking out their territory. Please click on any image in this gallery of Reds & Read more…

Small Skipper Butterfly © HelenBushe macro monday Myers Allotment

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: Week 10: Depth of Field

 MONDAY is MACRO DAY: Grand Finale When I started the series my aims were: To run a series for ten weeks To post macros each week taken in the previous seven days Whilst I have achieved my first aim, I have fallen at the last hurdle with my second aim Read more…

On Gossamer Wings Common Blue Butterfly wing detail Monday macro

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: Week 8: On Gossamer Wings

On Gossamer Wings.   There are many poems and songs featuring the phrase “on gossamer wings”. (I know this because I googled!  It wasn’t only Cole Porter who used it!). But there is nothing like seeing the real thing close up. I spent a while one day last week watching Read more…

Dragonflies Common Darter Smile macro dragonfly

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 6: Dragonflies

  A Dragonfly smiled at me last week! Don’t ever let anyone tell you that dragonflies can’t smile. Of course they can and they often do.  Here are the photographs to prove it.   This Common Darter Dragonfly smiled at me and I smiled back at him.   This one Read more…

Painted Lady Butterfly Monday macro

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 5: Painted Ladies

This week we had a visit from a Painted Lady…. …..No! Not that kind of Painted Lady; this is Monday Macro after all!   The Painted Lady is a long-distance migrant, which causes the most spectacular butterfly migrations observed in Britain and Ireland. Each year, it spreads northwards from the Read more…

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