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Atcham & Attingham Park

This post has been a long time coming, our weather has been wet enough to keep me glued to the computer and go out only to work, the camera was getting lonely!…….

Being in need of some shutter action we went to Atcham on saturday, where the River Severn crosses the road, there has been so much rain lately the river was quite high and very dark and moody!………

Attingham Park is only a stones throw away and both of us are National Trust members, it would have been rude not to visit their garden and check out the Bluebells…..;)

& other “Smiley” flowers!…..:)

In the courtyard the Goldfinches were busy too…..

…..and the Blue Tits were having lunch!……….

Even the Orange Tips seemed to be out enjoying our first sight of the sun for a week or more!………

most of our butterflies are much later this year, we don’t normally know which way to point the camera in early May, but it is still very quiet out there….:(

Have a good week!………:-)

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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in photography, Wildlife

 

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Butterflies

Saturday saw us in a part of the Wyre Forest near Button Oak on the Worcestershire/Shropshire border…….
We’d spoken to a friend and fellow photographer last week and he’d suggested this spot for seeing a less than common “Wood White”…….. half an hours walk and a wait for the sun to come out resulted in some cracking opportunities……..

The Wood White, not the best shot I’ve taken but it’s here ’cause it’s the best I have of a Wood White!…..:)

Pearl-Bordered Fritillary….. Lots of these about, although Chrissy can tell the difference between these and the “Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary”?………

Brimstone, not so easy to capture these as they can be a little skitty!…….. also sadly not as impressive when perched as they are on the wing!….:(

Small Copper, and I mean small!……:)
That’s a buttercup he’s sat on for a size ref!……

Just for fun I borrowed Chrissy’s macro lens too, quite like the different perspective of the Bluebell!……….

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2011 in photography, Wildlife

 

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