Category Archives: Insect

Get Out On A Showery Day.

Now that Autumn has arrived we will see more rainy days but that shouldn’t put you off going out with your camera. A showery day with some sun can be ideal for getting some great photographs. Attach a macro lens … Continue reading

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A Rave Review For Raveley Wood.

I visited the Raveley Wood nature reserve recently. It’s only a small piece of woodland about 5.3 hectares in size. It’s a nature reserve that I drive past many times but don’t often stop to visit. It’s a bit out … Continue reading

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Wood Is Good.

Some wildlife species are drawn to wooden fence posts and gates. But why? It’s all to do with the sun and heat. During the day the sun heats up the wood which retains the heat in the late afternoon and … Continue reading

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Rothchild’s Sunflower.

‘Rothchild’s sunflower’ was originally planted to re-introduce Large Copper butterflies to the Woodwalton Fen nature reserve. Unfortunately Large Copper butterflies didn’t return but Bee’s and other insects are attracted to the large yellow flowers . The reserve was onced owned … Continue reading

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I Spied A Spider.

Summer is a good time for photographing spiders. Spiders aren’t too nervous so if you’re careful you should be able to get close enough to get some great closeup shots.  Below are photographs of some of the spiders found at Woodwalton Fen … Continue reading

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Went To A Coronation.

Had an afternoon out at Upwood meadows in Cambridgeshire. The meadows are one of sixty meadows across the country that have been designated as a ‘Coronation Meadow’. This is a project led by the Prince Of Wales that will take … Continue reading

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Bad Hair Day.

It’s the time of year when caterpillars are around, like this Garden Tiger moth caterpillar below. They can make great photographic subjects as you can get close to them. I was lucky when I found this one as a fly … Continue reading

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