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Project Yorick
I fear planned activity for later in the day will be rained off, so early(ish) start this morning for Project Yorick. Nikon D7200 f9 13mm 1/200 ISO 100
I fear planned activity for later in the day will be rained off, so early(ish) start this morning for Project Yorick. Nikon D7200 f9 13mm 1/200 ISO 100
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TwelveTrees: June
This tree has been on my list for my TwelveTrees project since the beginning of the year. It passed the audition . English Oak, Quercus robur . Nikon D7200 f9 11mm 1/250 ISO 100
This tree has been on my list for my TwelveTrees project since the beginning of the year. It passed the audition. English Oak, Quercus robur. Nikon D7200 f9 11mm 1/250 ISO 100
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d.o.f.
Ah, the dusting on the frons! How easily one slips into hoverfly jargon. Truly additive these little flying gems, but always a challenge for the photographer. One (non-windy) day I'm going to find one co-operative enough to let me do a really good focus sta...
Ah, the dusting on the frons! How easily one slips into hoverfly jargon. Truly additive these little flying gems, but always a challenge for the photographer. One (non-windy) day I'm going to find one co-operative enough to l...
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The Broad Centurian
I don't know what it is but I've always had a thing about these small, brightly coloured Soldierflies and their military names - Banded General, Black Legionnaire, Solver Colonel - so I was quite pleased to snap this marginally acceptable image of a Broad C...
I don't know what it is but I've always had a thing about these small, brightly coloured Soldierflies and their military names - Banded General, Black Legionnaire, Solver Colonel - so I was quite pleased to snap this marginal...
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Rock-rose
Common Rock-rose, Helianthemum nummularium . Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/125 ISO 160
Common Rock-rose, Helianthemum nummularium. Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/125 ISO 160
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Perapion violaceum
Perapion violaceum . Nikon D7200 f16 100mm 1/250 ISO 100, 5 image focus stack
Perapion violaceum. Nikon D7200 f16 100mm 1/250 ISO 100, 5 image focus stack
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Dog-rose, part of a new project I'm apparently not allowed to talk about yet... Rosa canina . Sony DSC-HX20V f4 8.2mm 1/250 ISO 100
Dog-rose, part of a new project I'm apparently not allowed to talk about yet... Rosa canina. Sony DSC-HX20V f4 8.2mm 1/250 ISO 100
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Andrena
Female Andrena spp. solitary bee. I find it frustrating not to be able to identify these to species level, so I'm calling this one the "Finger Bee" - " Andrena digitalis " ;-) Andrena spp. Nikon D7200 f9 100mm 1/125 ISO 220
Female Andrena spp. solitary bee. I find it frustrating not to be able to identify these to species level, so I'm calling this one the "Finger Bee" - "Andrena digitalis " ;-) Andrena</i>spp. Nikon D7200 f9 100mm 1/125 ISO 220
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Cuckoo Spit
Blobs of white frothy liquid appear on plants in late spring at a time when the familiar call of cuckoos can be heard. The nymphs of the Common Froghopper create and live inside the froth. Common Froghopper - Philaenus spumarius . Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/16...
Blobs of white frothy liquid appear on plants in late spring at a time when the familiar call of cuckoos can be heard. The nymphs of the Common Froghopper create and live inside the froth. Common Froghopper - Philaenus spumar...
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Small Heath
Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus . Nikon D7200 f9 100mm 1/125 ISO 110
Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus. Nikon D7200 f9 100mm 1/125 ISO 110
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Starry Night?
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Migration Crisis
Whatever they tell you, the truth is that the Government has no idea of how many European hoverflies have entered the country during the last week. Only yesterday huge gangs of Migrant Hoverflies were seen hogging the Hogweed in the south and east. The coun...
Whatever they tell you, the truth is that the Government has no idea of how many European hoverflies have entered the country during the last week. Only yesterday huge gangs of Migrant Hoverflies were seen hogging the Hogweed...
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The opinions expressed here represent my own views and not those of my employer. Comments on posts represent the opinions of others. Alan Cann is the author of two highly successful textbooks, has served on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals, creator of MicrobiologyBytes.com, Internet Consulting Editor of the Annals of Botany.  Has worked as a consultant for numerous educational and scientific institutions, and have published extensively on educational research. Principles of Molecular Virology http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Molecular-Virology-Fifth-Alan/dp/012384939X/ Maths from Scratch for Biologists http://www.amazon.com/Maths-Scratch-Biologists-Alan-Cann/dp/0471498351/ All original content I post here is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ If you would like me to follow you here I need to see: 1. A profile picture. 2. A description of you and your interests. 3. Regular postings here which are of interest to me.