Wednesday, July 20, 2016

20/07/2016 Taking some time off from decorating to add some photos taken over the past couple of weeks.

 Maximum temperature 27C, minimum 16C.  26 kph North West winds. Little drizzle so far.
07/07/16 Hay Bales.

08/07/16 Bee on the Lavender.

08/07/16 Californian Poppies.

08/07/16 Daisy.

08/07/16 Rose and Lavender.

11/07/16 Bee on the Lavender

11/07/16 Humming Bird Hawk Moth, Macroglossum stellatarum.

as above.

19/07/16 It was right by the kitchen window, but by the time I had found the camera and changed the lens it had gone further afield!! Hoopoe, Upupa epops.

Holiday photos going slowly!!!

12 comments:

  1. Wow, that Hummingbird Hawk Moth is quite the critter! I would love to see one.

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    1. Even more beautiful is the Bee Hawk Moth see
      http://photodiarydps.blogspot.fr/2015/07/13072015-even-more-butterflies-and-bugs.html
      Hope all is well Diane

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  2. Nice to see all that spring rain brought magnificent flowers. Surprised to see you have Hoopoes.

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    1. I have put them on the blog before, there is always a pair around here in summer. Love listening to them but they mostly keep out of view. Hope all is going well for you, all the best to Bill, Diane

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  3. Lovely shots of the critters. So sharp and in focus. I can't do that yet. We also have 27°C today. Very warm for a winter's day but I love it.

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    1. 27C is great weather almost perfect. Between 25C and 35C I find is perfect, when it goes over that I find it a bit warm! 44C in Nevada was definitely too hot! Thanks for the comment, t'other Diane

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  4. Great capture of the moth in flight!

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    1. Thanks so much Bill for your visit and comment, much appreciated. I do love the humming bird hawk moths but they are not the easiest to capture on camera. Lots of luck on my behalf!! Diane

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  5. Amazing flowers and critters photos. I like the cute little bird in the last photo!

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    1. Hi Nancy, they are only summer visitors but we do love having the hoopoes around and hearing them. Hope all is well Diane

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  6. Hello dear Diane,
    I wanted to drop you a word but I have been very busy and I took the time to sort out my pics and prepare them for the blog at the same time!
    Your bees on the flowers are wonderful!
    No deer in the field?? I would spread a net the color of the straw over my head, sit at the bottom of a hay bale and wait for a fox, a deer or a buzzard to come by!! The problem is I never find the time to do it when the season is right!
    You are lucky to have the Hoopoes at such close range!
    A lovely post!
    Drop me a short mail to tell me where you are with your phone n°, maybe if I can make it in september we could meet :)
    Warm hugs and enjoy your evening
    Warm hugs

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    1. I am glad that you are busy, it is the best thing for you at the moment. There could well have been deer, it was a drive by shot! There are usually a couple of hoopoes around here in summer. Have sent you an email Big hugs Diane

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