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The golden-ringed dragonfly is a very large dragonfly which is on the wing from May to September. It is a dragonfly of small, acidic streams in moorland and heathland and may be found away from its breeding sites. The female of this species is the UK's longest dragonfly because of her long ...
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A Goshawk chick, which has been lowered from its nest high in the canopy in order to be processed (ringed, measured, etc) as part of the work we do at http://glosraptors.co.uk/. Goshawks are still persecuted and their nests are frequently robbed. Email This BlogThis!
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Welcome to Wild In Britain, an occasional and irregular photo journal of my encounters with all types of wildlife in the British Isles. All species featured on the site are wild, and all photographs are the copyright of Ben Locke. For prints and licensing click here.
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Swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterflies that form the family Papilionidae. Swallowtails differ from all other butterflies in a number of anatomical traits. Most notably, their caterpillars possess a unique organ behind their heads, called the osmeterium.
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I photographed this Eyed Hawk Moth last week in Norfolk. They are fairly well distributed throughout England and Wales, this species has a sombre, camouflaged appearance at rest, but if provoked, flashes the hindwings, which are decorated with intense blue and black 'eyes' on a pinkish ...
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The Orange-tip is a distinctive spring butterfly. It is a medium sized butterfly which is often seen in gardens and along hedgerows and roadside verges especially in areas where water occurs. It is fairly Common throughout England Wales and Scotland but is absent from the far north of the ...
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The female Marbled White was freshly emerged, and was in the process of drying out her wings after eclosion. At this stage she is unable to fly. The keen male spotted her hanging upside down, and they were instantly in copulation. However, the process of manoeuvring her in to position made her ...
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Common Blue butterflies, in the process of making the species even more common. The brightly coloured males are conspicuous but females are more secretive. The colour of the upperwings of females varies from almost completely brown in southern England to predominantly blue in western Ireland and ...
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The population of Red-eared Sliders in the UK is largely a result of the illegal release of unwanted pets, where they exploit an ecological niche, as yet, untouched by any other species. In the UK they are omnivores, occurring in lakes, watercourse and wetlands; seeking out sheltered, ...
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Norfolk hawkers are one of the first dragonflies to emerge on the wing, between May and August. They are one of only two brown hawkers found in Europe, the other being the more common brown hawker. Norfolk hawkers stand out in areas crowded with other dragonflies because of the yellow triangle ...
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Hi Ben
This is a magnificent photograph. For me it is the best you have uploaded as it is a very difficult image to take.
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The Hawfinch is our largest Finch, up to 18cm and has a huge strong bill, it is large headed and bull necked. It is very shy. It is an uncommon British breeding resident with around 800 pairs. It occurs in deciduous woodland habitat throughout the country, however, although widely distributed, ...
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The Marsh Fritillary is threatened, not only in the UK but across Europe and is therefore, the object of much conservation effort. The wings of this beautiful butterfly are more brightly patterned than those of other fritillaries, with more heavily marked races being found in Scotland and ...
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Living in the Forest of Dean, England. I mainly shoot landscapes and wildlife, but most kinds of photography interest me in one way or another. I hope you like my work and enjoy looking through my pictures. My 'proper' web site is at www.benlockephotography.co.​​uk, but there's various other bits and pieces at www.benlocke.co.uk.

In addition to photography I enjoy playing the guitar, albeit not very well, and love music in general. Much of my time is spent walking in the Forest of Dean where I live, although I try to see as much of the country as I can with my wife and dog.
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