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Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by Psygon, Apr 6, 2015.


  1. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Most likely a Holly Blue. I got a photo of one today. Will put it on later if it's any good :D
     
  2. AnnB

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    I really must try and find a Holly Blue this year, the last time I saw one was 2013.

    Went back without the dog today for a photo of a Green Hairstreak, they're just so stunning in the sunlight.
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  3. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Lovely Green Hairstreak. Had a look for one at my site today but no sign. I must admit that I usually see one much later in the season.

    Saw this little beauty today when out with the dog. :)
    [​IMG]IMG_0440 by ronaalfie, on Flickr
     
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  4. Psygon

    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    these were just taken with my little point and click camera! A Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
     
  5. Burrowzig

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    I have one of those, too! Really good handy camera.
     
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    I have the TZ60, I upgraded it from the TZ9 a couple of years ago. I love the Panasonic point & shoot cameras.:001_smile:

    Taken last Summer.

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  7. Jonescat

    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    Holly Blue in the garden today
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    I finally caught up with a Holly Blue too on Wednesday, having not seen one since 2013 prior to that.
     
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    Just to make you really jealous! A pair of Duke of Burgundy.
    Taken last week in Cumbria.
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    Shirleyp01 PetForums Newbie

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    I so love to see the butterflies in the garden on the flowers. Unfortunately I am never quick enough to get a picture of them so thank you for posting these lovely photos for me to see.
     
  11. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I better go and have a look for some. Going to be difficult this weekend though!
     
  12. AnnB

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    Burrowzig, that's just showing off!

    Great photo - well captured.
     
  13. Jonescat

    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    Finally a pic of a Brimstone, doing a pretty good impression of a leaf

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  14. Jonescat

    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    no pic yet but Mint Moth spotted in the garden. I have purloined some of my sister's mint bush to try and entice them out of the oregano (which I love to eat) and into the mint (which I don't).
     
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    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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  16. Burrowzig

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    Mint moth goes on the flower and seed heads, you can still eat the leaves. Keep the mint in a pot, or it'll run everywhere!
     
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    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    Painted Lady today. I don't think I have seen one consciously before. Very lovely, and stuffing itself on a leisure centre hebe bush.
     
  18. Jonescat

    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    The mint moth sunbathing
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    Feasting on thyme
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    And a summer Speckled Wood

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  19. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I saw my first small skipper the other day. Only in passing,
    With the old dog I don't think I'll be doing much spotting this year :(
     
  20. Jonescat

    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    Is he getting too old to go very far then? Maybe you just need to find somewhere to sit and let them all come to you? (I haven't seen a skipper at all yet.)
     
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