Monday, June 11, 2018

11/06/2018 A few more photos from the weekend.

Maximum temperature today 21C, minimum 15C.    Rainfall, 8 mm last night; 16 km/h North Westerly winds with up to 36 km/h gusts.
Total rainfall since 1st January; 634 mm.  Rain around still.

Bombylius species (Bee-fly), on the lavender.

Bumblebee on the cotoneaster.

Small tortoiseshell on the cotoneaster (Aglais urticae)

Mrs sparrow, (Passer domesticus)  smelling the lilies...

Looking around...

Oh, I spot a bug up there...

Take off mode.

Hydrangea.

Daylilies.




N.B. My bird blog is updated  HERE 


Part 12 of the birds I saw last year in Africa.


29 comments:

  1. I love the shots of the bird sitting in the flower. So cool!

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    1. A one off as I have never seen them there before :-) Hope all is well Diane

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  2. Spectacular macros Diane.. j'adore the sparrow in the lillies 💝

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    1. Thnaks Grace, will probably never see a bird in the lilies again so glad I had the camera at hend :-) Keep well, Diane

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    1. Thanks David, interesting little insects. Have a good week Diane

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  4. Beautiful series. Your macros are a delight.

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    1. Thnaks so much Denise. Hope all is well Diane

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  5. The photo of the bird in flight is my favourite. Great post!

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    1. Thanks Marie, it was fun taking the photos of the sparrow. He waited around for me :-) Take care Diane

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  6. Perhaps your best photos to date. I have never seen a bird rest on a flower.

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    1. I have never seen a bird on the lilies before either, probably will never see it happen again. Keep well Diane

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  7. Gorgeous photos, Diane. I get the impression that your garden is absolutely wonderful - our is a jungle at the moment as I'm having to keep out of the sun for a couple of weeks or so - and no alcohol, even on my birthday! Bloody tics!

    My very best wishes - have a great week - - - Richard

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    1. Richard we have so many weeds after all the rain, and there is no way I can keep up, especially as there are a lot of seedlings coming up in the flower bed. Hard to differentiate between mixed seedlings and weeds!!!

      Oh dear, the no alcohol is bad enough but on your birthday, hope you had/have a fabulous day despite the Lymes.

      Take care, better not say cheers :-) Diane

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  8. Wow Diane! Fabulous photos! I LLLLLLLLLLOVE the sparrow smelling the flower and the bee on the levander!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

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    1. Thanks Mia, I one off series of photos that I will probaly never see again! Have a good day Diane

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  9. I'm enjoying the close ups of the sparrow with its nose in the flowers.

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    1. Fun shots that I was lucky to witness and it even waited for me to get the camera :-)) Cheers Diane

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  10. You share such beautiful and thoughtful photo's, Diane. Your photography skills are amazing!

    xoxo

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    1. Ha ha Sally my camera skills are amazing, I could not do it without the Nikon. Have a great day.

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  11. Cute pretty critters, especially the bird!

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    1. Thanks Nancy hope you are having a good holiday Diane

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  12. Great catch on the bird flying. Nice pics as always. You are really good with that camera.

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    1. Pam there is so much luck involved!!!! Take care Diane

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  13. What beautiful nature photos. I love the take flight one most of all. What freedom!

    Happy Weekend😂

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    1. Thnaks Geraldine, I nearly left the flight shot off as it was not very sharp but it seems to be a favourite :-) Take care Diane

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  14. Great detail! That little bird is incredible.

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    1. Thnaks Linda for the visit and the comment, much appreciated. Have a good week Diane

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  15. Your macro shots are amazing. I can even see the pollen behind that flying sparrow.

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