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Monthly Squares

Twenty Six Of A Kind

This is my day 26 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

Twenty six eggs of a Large White Butterfly on a Nasturtium leaf in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

October Squares: Of A Kind
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Weekly Photo Challenge

Creepy

I don’t find very much creepy so started thinking about some of the things other people find creepy.

Some people find the Black Snake Millipede creepy because of all the legs. A European species alternative common English names include White-legged Snake Millipede and Black Millipede.

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Creepy.

One Word Sunday: Creepy
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Monthly Squares

Eleven Of A Kind

This is my day 11 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

Eleven Eurasian Blue Tit in a nestbox. Technically there was eleven young plus the adult but only 10 young are in view.

Eurasian Blue Tit feeding young.
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Monthly Squares

One Of A Kind

This is my day 1 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Kind.

It’s not the European Robin standing on my 600mm lens that is the one of a kind. It’s the one of a kind mix of camera equipment it’s standing on. The lens is an EBC Fujinon 600mm f/5.6 that has been converted to an Olympus OM mount. Out of shot, the lens is being supported by a home made gimbal tripod head. Built before any of the commercial gimbal tripod heads were available.

April Squares: On Top of the Lens
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Flora and Fauna Friday

Magpie Moth

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Magpie Moth (Abraxas grossulariata).

A very widespread species found across Eurasia north of the Himalayas, North Africa and North America. This individual was photographed in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. It gets its common English name from the black and white pattern on its wings.

One Word Sunday, Flora and Fauna Friday.
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Flora and Fauna Friday

Sunbathing Comma

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday post is a Comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album) sunbathing in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

The butterfly gets its common English name because the reverse side of the hindwings has a white spot usually in the shape of C that resembles a comma. It’s found across Europe, North Africa and Asia.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Sunbathing Comma
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Weekly Photo Challenge

Nostalgic

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgic prompt.

It took me a while to come up with a theme for the challenge. Then I thought about my ‘getting back to basics’ project and I had my theme.

A few years ago I put together a kit of manual focus prime lenses to shoot digital the same way I used to shoot film in the 1970s and early 80s. It was a way of getting back to the basics of photography.

Then an accident last year left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm and I slimmed the kit down further to three small, manual focus primes and a small mirrorless camera.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgic
A snow and hoarfrost covered Oak tree photographed in the early 1980s.
A Fan Of..... Old Fashioned Camera Bags
My camera bag containing a handful of manual focus prime lenses when taking the above photo. A couple of years later the bag was too small.
Wordless Wednesday: 26th February 2020
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in winter nearly 40 years later. Taken with my lightweight, back to basics kit.
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Essential Tips and Tools
My lightweight, back to basics kit on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise when taking the above photo.