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Midges Dinner Table...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...looks placid if moody, but i must have interrupted the midges dinner because they attacked me with a ferocity I'd not felt for a long time.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Lochan na hachlaise Rannoch moor Lochaber Landscape and travel

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 11:49AM
Nice clarity captured.

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16 Jul 2012 11:52AM
Fantastic image and great title
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
16 Jul 2012 12:05PM
Prime midge territory DougieSmile
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
16 Jul 2012 12:11PM
Same her in MaineSmile I've seen them so thick you had to skim them from top of your tea cup before you took a lie!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 12:31PM
ouch Sad love the comp dougie wonderful colour and detail and to looks so peaceful a cracker nice one Wink
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 12:39PM
Great composition Dougie. reckon it would be good, even better, as a mono too
16 Jul 2012 1:19PM
Classic midge territory!
beautiful landscape lovely GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ayoob 7 Australia
16 Jul 2012 2:48PM
Wonderful detailed image ..........Grin
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 3:30PM
Hugely atmospheric, Dougie.
I seem to remember midges as big as mosquitoes - the De Havilland bombers not the insects - and was grateful that they preferred Moira to me Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 5:00PM
I'm scratching already...
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Jul 2012 5:30PM
Under a threatening sky, the waters of the lochan look so placid and peaceful, not a spot you'd immediately assume you'd be attacked by anything other than perhaps a mild bout of wind (in any sense)WinkWink.
The midges have been commented on by so many this year.....the indifferent weather conditions must suit them, Dougie.
Another fine composition from the Moor.
Still damp weather they seem to love, they vanish to the ground with a puff of wind. The stuff from the sky.Wink
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 6:26PM
that sky does look menacing!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 6:37PM
It's that stillness which brings the little b*****s out. I recognise this Highland light. Love this!
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 7:01PM
You must be a tasty morsel !!!!.....strange how such a tiny insect can cause so much anguish !!!....great shot though !!!!!
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 8:43PM
One of your images that gives such a strong sense of place Dougie. That subtle light, colour and perfect stillness are almost tangible. I feel as if I could step through the frame and on to that grass (and feel the nip of the midges)
Please accept my UA.
That's very kind Derek, thanks very much.Wink
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 3:10AM
We get midge by the sea too and they seem to like water and they're worst than mosquitoes.
Tranquil scene and nicely composed shot Dougie.

Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
17 Jul 2012 7:27AM
Great moody image of a place that so impresses me on trips up there. The crawly biters tend to congregate on the craggy outcrops on the tops of the hills around here, a combination of rock n dampness is their chosen habitat.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
17 Jul 2012 4:36PM
Gutsy little sods love me too as do mosquitos Sad. Have a great roll on repellent that I apply, they leave me alone then.
You always have such brilliant dramatic clouds and reflections in your shots. I never seem to achieve that Sad. Moira
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 5:51PM
More drama in the sky than in the other one, good light and reflections of the sky in the water.... I hope you know I love the moor in this conditions.

P.S. I might not like the midges... but I think they also don't like me, cause I have never suffered under them, YET!
20 Jul 2012 10:23PM
Lovely image . No gain without pain !Heard that this weather has been great for the midgies so their population has doubled ! Gx

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