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Category Archives: Butterflies

  Today we headed down to Lincolnshire for brown hairstreak at Chambers Farm Woods, a well known site for this scarce butterfly and probably the closest site to me. The wind was a constant nuisance throughout the day making macro photography a particular challenge but in the end, we did find a couple of brown […]

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I’ve been enjoying the macro photography of late and decided I need to get out with the camera again to see what i could find. A quick walk around Askham Bog revealed a few butterflies and insects to photograph as well as a few wild plants such as the beautiful water violet but, on the […]

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Yorkshire butterflies seem to have done very well over the past couple of years and none more so than dark green fritillary which is continuing to expand it’s range in the county. I caught up with these butterflies again today at Brockadale where I had been led to believe they were just about over. Yes […]

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The cloudy start to the day soon gave way to scorching summer sun making the butterfly photography at Brockadale very hard work by mid-afternoon. I’d hoped the overcast conditions would have been ideal and allowed me to get some images of those high speed flyers – dark green fritillaries. The hot sun put paid to […]

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The marbled whites were at their best today at Brockadale YWT reserve. This is one of the best places to see marbled white butterfly in Yorkshire as it is fairly small and the butterflies are concentrated in a single area. I had a productive couple of hours here today and managed some really nice images […]

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I’ve been playing with my new Fuji X Pro 1 which I bought to use in my commercial work but it is just lovely to carry around as a day-to-day camera. Here I used a x2 close-up filter on the 35 f1/4 to capture this small copper on sea holly among sand dunes on the […]

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