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Super sharp shot Ben. I tend to see quite a few aberrations in chalk hill blues down my way and this year has been particularly good for them. Not sure why thereshould be so frequently seen in these. Maybe just because there are so many of them you have more chance of finding a funny one or two!
Excellent shot of a stunning Mantid! I have a bit of a think about Mantids though don't get to see the interesting one in my travels as much as I'd like to. This one is quite striking and captured exceptionally well as depth of field is often a struggle with these since they're quite chunky!
Super open winged shot. Never managed one myself. Must check out this place next year as it seems collard hill didn't do so well this year and they are both about the same distance from me.
Lovely shot! They do make a bit of a mess of the lillies so I get rid of them which is a shame in a way as they are quite stunning. Before you do, pick one up and hold it to your ear - they let off quite a loud squeak! My solution for removal is my size 11 shoe I must confess!
Went back again this morning. Bit breezy! Found several fresh dukes in some sheltered spots bear the entrance gate. Hopeless everywhere else. Tried that other place first and saw hardly anything. Excellent shelter from the wind but needed the sun which wasn't out while I was there.
Hi Tim. I think some cloud came over so they settled for a while, sun came out again and I then had just a brief time where he sat with wings wide open before he was off again. Trouble is they always want to be parallel to the sun so you have do some kind of yoga moves to get as close as parallel to their wings and at the same time keeping your shadow out of the way!!
Super shot Tim and well deserved potw! Superb composition and lighting.
An absolute stunner Matt... Damn you!!!
Thanks for the comments