Misty Monday Macro Cat feline British Shorthair

MONDAY is MACRO day: Week 9: A Cat and a Squirrel.

Who ate all the birdseed then? I love Macro photography but it doesn’t always have to be about showing tiny insects in great detail – although 99% of my macros do just that! For this week’s MONDAY MACRO I’ve chosen two pictures of small animals, both of which were taken 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…

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…

pollination , bumble bee, common carder bee, insect , macro

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 4: Bumblebees and Pollen Baskets

POLLINATION in ACTION ! As busy as a bee! As busy as bumblebee! As busy as this Common Carder Bee gathering pollen was on Tuesday afternoon this week at Myers Allotment in Silverdale.   And what’s the orange clump on this bee’s leg? It’s a pollen basket: What’s a pollen Read more…

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