Sunday, 23 August 2015

A Hummer in the Sun


Bovingdon (BMT): Almost 30°C yesterday with blazing sunshine. I got lucky with the/a Hummingbird Hawk-moth briefly coming to the Buddleja at the Brickworks again. Managed to get 6x the shutter speed possible last Thursday, which still isn’t fast enough but about as good as I can get with my equipment. Decided the image worked better with the Hawk-moth “colour popped”. In the afternoon, another (or the same) Hawk-moth was feeding on Buddleja elsewhere on site.

6 Painted Ladies yesterday, all around the same Buddleja and all new except one which had lingered from the previous day.

4 comments:

  1. What a shot!! Beautiful detail.I agree that the colour popping works very effectively here. Nicely done. From ARF.

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  2. Great finds Lucy! Sorry for lack of activity, busy as ever and now looking for a new car as mine has died! Speak soon, cheers, Martin

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    1. Hi Martin, oh no! Life without a car is really tricky. I hope you can find a suitable bargain asap. From our last catch up, it sounded like it had been another superb season at Maple Lodge. I will look forward to hearing the latest in due course! Good luck with the car :o).

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