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Questing for Wings in Bournemouth

I realised I never finished posting my photos from our visit to Bournemouth last month, and this set fit will with this week’s Photo Challenge: Quest. While walking around Compton Acres, and Bournemouth Gardens I was always on a quest for something interesting to photograph. As you’ll know I did take a lot of photos of flowers and sculptures, but what I was really looking for were things with wings! With quite a lot of water about in the form of ponds and streams I was hoping for Damselflies and Dragonflies, and I wasn’t disappointed🙂  

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On Edge

You may interpret my title in more than one way… Literally speaking I am thinking about insects perched on the edge of things, but without the ‘the’ it suddenly means something else entirely. Something else that I am pretty familiar with these days with the anxiety when it hits. But I think photos of Dragonflies are nicer than photos of me looking anxious, so enjoy these instead🙂

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Through the Hedge

I was thinking about the Weekly Photo Challenge while having a wander round the village earlier and when I saw some Rhododendron flowers through the hedge I thought they’d be good for a picture with a frame of leaves. I did also wonder to myself, why are these Rhododendrons flowering now – they usually flower in May! Then I started peering through all the gaps in the various hedgerows to see what I could see … First the church: Then a mother cow having a rest: Mother and calf this time – you can’t see very well but this was also…

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Becoming a Rare Sight

It seems that butterflies are are becoming a rarer sight around my garden this summer. But last weekend I was pleased to see a nice variety of butterflies for a change. No Small Tortoiseshells though. This weekend the weather has gone downhill again, with wind and rain, so no chance of butterflies today I think.

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The Foot-High Club

Taking a break from finishing off the photos from Compton Acres today to bring you a pair of Dragonflies mating in mid-air. Quite tricky to photograph but I’m pleased to have got some half-decent shots.  Rather than joining the mile-high club as is the phrase with such activities on an aeroplane, these guys are joining the foot-high club as they stayed near the water’s surface.