After a long week of work and all kinds of stresses and strains, it made me very happy to have a brief wander in the wild garden between showers this evening. I found a couple of lovely wild visitors out there.
Firstly this little Soldier Beetle was busy flying about and allowed me to get a few shots while he rested on various bits of grass. I’m not sure what he was doing, but I was just glad to get some nice shots 🙂
Then there was this lovely Ringlet butterfly fluttering around. I crept up on it to try and get some nice close-ups.
It’s good to get to the end of another week. This has been a very odd week what with the bees, and lack of sleep, and I’m only just getting back to normal after all of that! Hoping for a nice relaxing weekend 🙂
I’ve been able to get out a bit with the camera this weekend, so I have a new stash of photos to share. This is one of my favourites of the weekend – a lovely little ladybird sitting on an autumn leaf. I was really pleased with how the contrasting colours came out, and the ladybird stands out well against the leaf.
It seems that Autumn is definitely here. I went for a short walk in my lunch break and the woods were very autumnal. I didn’t have my camera but I got a few snaps on my phone.
I spotted this big shiny beetle crawling on the ground – sadly you can’t see quite how shiny he was but not a bad shot for a phone photo.
There were lots of fungi growing too …
And finally some leaves changing colour 🙂
Today I bring you Ladybirds … or Ladybugs if that is your preference … or indeed Coccinella septempunctata if you are interested in that kind of thing …
I went for a lunchtime walk today and spotted a lovely Broom bush. It turns out that the flowers, though beautiful, are pretty hard to photograph and most of my shots aren’t very good. But this shot of a tiny beetle on one of the flowers worked well. This has been tweaked a lot in Lightroom – my son was “assisting” me and kept getting me to push the sliders much further than I would normally, so I’ve ended up with a shot that isn’t very realistic, but is really nice and dreamy. Perhaps I should get him to help more often as he seems to have a talent for pushing the boundaries a bit to get a really good arty shot.