Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Friday, 29 May 2020

Blue Moon

I apologise in advance for what immediately follows ....

Whilst out on another quick visit to Huncote Embankment late this afternoon in bright warm sunshine with crisp blue skies, I noticed the moon showing well. And did what everyone does when they've got a new zoom lens / camera. You know what the moon looks like, but to be sure here are two photos: both hand held, both uncropped (just resized) and both unedited. One is without zoom, one is full zoom.

The pathetic white-looking thing in the middle.

FFS - it's full frame!

Anyway, enough of that absolutely gratuitous camera-wank, what else did I see.

I had no particular plan, other than I really did one to try and see another one of those funky small thin sawflies and see if I could get a nice photo of a live one .....

Result! Calameuta filiformis, alive and kicking. Well, loitering on a grass stem.

In the same area there were a good few hoverflies and other diptera, but nothing I felt the urge to net.

Lots of Syritta pipiens

Lots of Face Fly - Musca autumnalis

I also found a couple of these stonking beetles ....

Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle - Agapanthia villosoviridescens

In the same area, this Little Egret was moving between a shallow creek and a cattle field.

Otherwise a bit quiet really, but I wasn't really trying to find anything - just enjoying some more birdsong, sunshine and fresh air. More of the same around the pond, just more chance to play with the camera.

Four-spotted Chaser

Banded Demoiselle


martinf said...

Great song. One of their best ones. That zoom continues to have my jaw on the floor. Amazing

Gibster said...

Exactly wot Martin said.