Photo Challenge: Summer

We’re having some seasonal themes over the next few weeks for the Lens Artists Photo Challenges. This week is summer. So what photos express summer to me? Well, of course I could just say summer runs from June to August and pick out photos taken during those months. But I’m going to think about whatContinue reading “Photo Challenge: Summer”

Cropping Beauty

This remains my all-time favourite photo that I’ve ever taken. I think it’s magical. It was a lucky shot, not something I’d planned. As always when I see a dragonfly, I follow, trying to get a photo. This one (a female Common Darter) perched in some long grass on a beautiful sunny day in theContinue reading “Cropping Beauty”

My Favourites

After my post yesterday about the most popular posts on my blog, I was asked what my own favourite photos of the year would be. So I’ve been having a think and these are the photos I liked best this year… First I’ve chosen this Snowdrop from the beginning of the year. I always tryContinue reading “My Favourites”

Here be Dragons

Well, it’s been a while since my last dragonfly photo, and I was feeling the lack of it. Lately I’ve taking a lot of photos of horses and ponies and hadn’t had much opportunity for other smaller creatures. However this weekend I’ve been pottering round the garden taking photos, then this morning felt I hadContinue reading “Here be Dragons”

Odonata

As is my usual way, when given a word by the Weekly Photo Challenge, I think about how it could be applied in my world of nature and small things. While pondering the word, I thought about the biological definition of an order: Order Definition (1) (taxonomy) A taxonomic rank used in classifying organisms, generallyContinue reading “Odonata”

I like to give things names …

I like to find the names of things. I’m not usually satisfied to title a photo ‘blue flower’ or ‘some kind of insect’. I like names. Sometimes it takes me ages to figure out what something is called, scouring various websites trying to match my plant or creature to one described. Here are some ofContinue reading “I like to give things names …”

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 DragonfliesContinue reading “On Edge”

Here Be Dragons

I mentioned in the previous post that I’d seen some Dragonflies on my wanderings and here they are… Back home I spotted this Common Darter by the pond last Thursday. At first I was disappointed as I didn’t see any Dragons, but then I managed to spot this one and get a couple of shots.Continue reading “Here Be Dragons”

Weekly Photo Challenge – Achievement

One of the photography areas that has given me the greatest sense of achievement over recent years is photos of dragonflies. I got my first decent photo of a dragonfly in August last year and since then there are been several more, each of which are big achievements for me. They’re very busy insects, flyingContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Achievement”