Category Archives: Macro

Spring flowers at Ainsdale LNR.

Last week I joined a guided walk through the dunes and wet slacks at Ainsdale Local Nature Reserve. The walk was led by Dr Phil Smith, an expert on the dune systems and John, one of the local rangers. We … Continue reading

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White Satin Moths at Ainsdale.

The past few days has seen the emergence of hundreds of White Satin moths at Ainsdale. This event, known as ‘an irruption’ is very localised and occurs over an area not much bigger than a football pitch. From Mid-May onwards … Continue reading

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An Irruption of White Satin Moths at Ainsdale

On Monday 6th June I visited Ainsdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve to witness a spectacular event. An Irruption of White Satin Moths. This moth Leucoma salicis has a wingspan of 37 – 50 mm and the wings have a beautiful … Continue reading

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Muddy boots in Mallorca

It’s May and I am back in Mallorca to do some more walks. After getting up at 2.30 am to go to the airport I am now shattered, but I have a choice. If I lie on the bed I … Continue reading

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Close up 2

I forgot to add what I think is possibly my best entry for the Close Up competition. Wing expansion phase of the White Satin Moth.   Taken with my Panasonic Lumix from a distance of about 7.5cm. 1/500 sec @ … Continue reading

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Close Up

My local camera club has introduced a set subject for our next monthly competition. It is CLOSE UP. I’m not sure if they just mean macro photography or getting in close to the subject. Here are my entries. At least … Continue reading

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The Schmittenhohe High Altitude promenade.

The High Altitude Promenade is one of the classic walks on the Schmittenhohe and one I just had to do before the end of my holiday. The usual route up is to take the cable car to the summit of … Continue reading

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