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…

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…

Dappled Sunlight on Berries Mere Sands Wood macro monday

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 7: Dappled Sunlight

Dappled Sunlight in a Magical Wood. Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve is  a small wood of about 100 acres in West Lancashire. The reserve comprises lakes, mature broadleaved and conifer woodland, sandy, wet meadows and heaths. It’s  described on Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s  website as A wildlife-rich haven in the heart Read more…

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