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Just a very quick upload this morning of a Common Darter as I'm a bit busy today...

Thanks to Diane's and Pamela's UA's yesterday very much appreciated.
I'll try and catch up with everyone later.....

Ade

Hedghog update
Very quiet last night on the hedgehog front, although we do have one showing in one of the nestboxes quite well today. Much more sinister though is the 'other' visitor we had early this morning, a Fox! see V2,3 & 4 low res image from the CCTV system. We'll be keeping a very close eye on him as they can kill and maim the hedgehogs, so were trying to coming up with idea's to try an actively discourage the little blighter, not that I have any problems with foxes, after all it's a wild animal, but I want to keep the hedgehogs too Sad

Ade's Hedgehog Cams

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Sep 2012 - 12:22 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Common Darter
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:18 Sep 2012 - 8:13 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Common darter, Dragonflies, Flowers & plants, General, Odonata, Wildlife / nature
Votes:55
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gingerdelight
18 Sep 2012 - 8:24 AM

A wonderful shot of the darter Ade, beautifully detailed.
Sad that the fox may harm the hedgehogs - I'm pleased you are seeking advice.
Carol

Last Modified By gingerdelight at 18 Sep 2012 - 8:25 AM

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Glostopcat
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18 Sep 2012 - 8:27 AM

V1 is a brilliant close up of this female common darter, the detail is truly awesome. Regarding that fox visiting your garden, I'm sure that if you appear at the window or venture outside he'll run away in fear as soon as he catches sight of you! The thought of your good self possibly appearing on TV in the not too distant future is terrifying me already! The epzers' will be in for a fright when they see you on widescreen HD television in their front rooms, I still have nightmares from when you last made an appearance on our screens a few years back when you appeared in the show "Teachers" which was filmed in Bristol!!!WinkGrinTongue

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18 Sep 2012 - 8:34 AM

Superb shot of the Common Darter, Ade: excellent detail and colours.
Ronnie.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:42 AM

Excellent

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Lillian
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18 Sep 2012 - 9:14 AM

Not able to help with advice re the fox, but you have such a lot going on in the garden...
you will work something out!
great shot and shots!
Lillian

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barbarahirst
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18 Sep 2012 - 9:39 AM

what a dilemma .....
I really feel for you over this one ....

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18 Sep 2012 - 10:09 AM

A stunning Dragon Fly portrait, the pin sharp focusing has allowed me to roam every millimetre of this gorgeous creature at my will. As for that rather undesirable looking fox, one is in somewhat of quandary. "My only suggestion would be to contact the RSPCA would possibly lay a humane trap?"
Good luck on that front mate.

Regards Nathan

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AnnChown
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18 Sep 2012 - 10:20 AM

Love the dragon fly detail Ade - but what to do about that fox? I have no ideas.... Sad
Ann

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18 Sep 2012 - 11:18 AM

Great dragonfly shot AdeGrin Not very fluffy is he?Sad
Diane

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 11:27 AM

a wonderful image of the darter SmileSmile
Last night, from midnight to about 20 minutes later I saw the hoggies pass, one had a meal and then went into the box and then I saw you r cat.
How to train him to scare off the foxes I don't know ...

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WhiteRose1
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18 Sep 2012 - 1:00 PM

Don't know how you do these macros... I've been chasing a plumed moth half the morning and nothing to show!! I shall be watching for a solution to your fox problem with interest - got 3 regular unwelcome visirtors in our garden most nights.

Dave

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18 Sep 2012 - 1:31 PM

OMG you excelled this time mate Tongue Stunning

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Daisymaye
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18 Sep 2012 - 2:20 PM

Awesome colour and detail. Super image Ade.....
Sandy

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18 Sep 2012 - 2:26 PM

10/10 Ade, fab detail mate,
Geoff.

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CarolG
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18 Sep 2012 - 2:27 PM

A fantastic image, Ade, as always. Not sure about the fox, though, hope you can find a way to discourage him from the hogs. Carol

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pluckyfilly
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18 Sep 2012 - 2:46 PM

I was about to say the fox is one of the hedgehogs main predators but you mentioned this afore me I do hope you can deter him and keep the hedgehog safe, we had one hover around ours - very scary moments at times as I wasn't always on hand to frighten him away and I like foxes toSad

excellent shot of the common darter I need to try this stacking lark sometimeSmile

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18 Sep 2012 - 3:58 PM

Excellent shot,
Ali

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18 Sep 2012 - 4:41 PM

Great shot of the Darter Ade.
Ron

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18 Sep 2012 - 7:13 PM

Love V1 Ade, wonderful detail. We have hedgehogs and foxes, no problem the foxes soon give up when they get pricked.
Brian

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18 Sep 2012 - 7:14 PM

Oh, Ade, they just keep getting better and better, absolutely awesome.
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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18 Sep 2012 - 8:50 PM

Superb detailed Darter Ade - fills the frame well.
Brian.

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18 Sep 2012 - 9:30 PM

This is an absolute cracker Ade. Spot on!!

Jane

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18 Sep 2012 - 9:48 PM

Thanks for showing us the super darter image, Ade.
I think we are all concerned now about foxy, no doubt you will find a solution, keep us posted.

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18 Sep 2012 - 10:04 PM

Thanks for your night shots, which I cannot seem to get-- Love the dragonfly as well!

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18 Sep 2012 - 10:05 PM


Quote: I think we are all concerned now about foxy, no doubt you will find a solution, keep us posted.

Solution is in hand, I hoping to frighten the living be Jesus out of him, being an insomniac this shouldn't be too much of a problem, the little beggar caught me napping this morning. We do have an alternate last resort solution.......But as I said this really is a last resort and not something I'd wish to use, however if the problem gets out of hand and the hedgehogs who are after all a protected species are harmed in any way, we will consider it. I have a gamekeeper who lives 4 doors away, so you can imagine what it might involve.........But just to reiterate It's a last resort!!!!

Thanks for the comments Pamela.......Ade

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18 Sep 2012 - 10:12 PM

I think Fantastic Mr Fox will be petrified when he comes face to face with the Big O, as will many of the epzers' when you next appear on our TV screens!WinkGrinTongue

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19 Sep 2012 - 2:42 AM

Nice one Ade, sharp nose to tail and great colouring throughout.

I don't know which are cuter, the foxes or the hedgehogs, wouldn't it be nice if everything could live in peace and share the planet.

Terry.

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19 Sep 2012 - 7:47 AM

Lovely sharp side view Ade, including some really fine detail on the head. Such a shame about the fox, let us hope your hedgehogs have super sharp prickles!
Carole

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paulbroad
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30 Sep 2012 - 9:24 AM

Fine NH close up as expected from you. Superb sharpness.

The Fox issue. They are not the pretty furry doggy that many people think. When you have seen a dozen young geese, all with there heads bitten off, you do not really become a fox fan. Whilst everything has a place in the wild, my local gamekeeper friend has a way of solving fox problems.

Paul

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