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We went looking for dragonflies this afternoon, but didn’t find any, only this one male Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) which wouldn’t play ball for a decent shot. The star of the show though were the ladybirds, like this 14 Spot Ladybird…
We went looking for dragonflies this afternoon, but didn't find any, only this one male Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) which wouldn't play ball for a decent shot. The star of the show tho...
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Pulsatilla vulgaris. The darn things were everywhere but surprisingly difficult to photograph. But so beautiful, and so exotic in the English landscape. And so darn hard to shoot while being buffeted by the wind on a cold spring day.
Pulsatilla vulgaris. The darn things were everywhere but surprisingly difficult to photograph. But so beautiful, and so exotic in the English landscape. And so darn hard to shoot while being buffet...
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I found this cardinal beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis) recently and was charmed not only by its attractive appearance but also by its behavior. Aha, thinks I, here is a glorious focus stack opportunity! But Wolsey (as I’ve called him) had other ideas. A…
I found this cardinal beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis) recently and was charmed not only by its attractive appearance but also by its behavior. Aha, thinks I, here is a glorious focus stack opportu...
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WARNING! http://wp.me/sieTR-warning

In my sermon today I'd like to warn you about the most contagious and distressing disease known to ma orchid fever.
In my sermon today I'd like to warn you about the most contagious and distressing disease known to ma orchid fever.
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After yesterday’s decidedly dodgy weather I managed to get in a short walk today to make the most of a sunny interval. Siesta squirrels were doing the same: Soaking up the sun: The blue tits have spurned our mealworms (unlike the great tits which are…
After yesterday's decidedly dodgy weather I managed to get in a short walk today to make the most of a sunny interval. Siesta squirrels were doing the same: Soaking up the sun: The blue tits have s...
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Calliphora vicina. Normally hard to shoot because they are so sensitive to movement, for some reason the flies were chilling in the evening sun and let me approach. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm +68mm f22 1/180 ISO 200 Bonus shot:
Calliphora vicina. Normally hard to shoot because they are so sensitive to movement, for some reason the flies were chilling in the evening sun and let me approach. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm +68mm f...
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Green Dock Beetle – Gastrophysa viridula. I’ve seen some lovely images of Red Dock Weevils (Apion frumentarium) recently, so went looking for them but I didn’t find any. Instead, I found lots of Green Dock Beetles. It’s the mating season (for Green Dock…
Green Dock Beetle - Gastrophysa viridula. I've seen some lovely images of Red Dock Weevils (Apion frumentarium) recently, so went looking for them but I didn't find any. Instead, I found lots of Gr...
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Fleshfly – Sarcophaga spp. – difficult to identify these to species level. This is a three image focus stack. The left eye isn’t damaged, it’s just a reflection of the end of the lens. Last night I was reading the BWPA website and came across something to…
Fleshfly - Sarcophaga spp. - difficult to identify these to species level. This is a three image focus stack. The left eye isn't damaged, it's just a reflection of the end of the lens. Last night I...
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My first nightingale:
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Female Anthocharis cardamines at Merry's Meadows.
Female Anthocharis cardamines at Merry's Meadows.
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Yesterday’s bluebottle seemed to be quite popular, so I thought I’d push my luck and follow it up with with this greenbottle (Lucilia caesar?). Sorry, it’s that time of year. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm +68mm f32 1/180 ISO 200 Bonus shot:
Yesterday's bluebottle seemed to be quite popular, so I thought I'd push my luck and follow it up with with this greenbottle (Lucilia caesar?). Sorry, it's that time of year. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100...
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I like the mad Boris hair in the wind. In fact, I like it a lot better on this egret.
I like the mad Boris hair in the wind. In fact, I like it a lot better on this egret.
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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.