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There is only one world; the world pressing against you at this minute. There is only one minute in which you are alive; this minute here and now. The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.

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  • Long Tailed Tit


    Quote:Nice! I get these on my feeder.


    Thanks Smile I get absolutely nothing on my feeder since I trimmed back all the ivy (it was getting very very thick) but then all the fences are being replaced next so I'll replant with Dogwood and hopefully the birds might return! I miss having them in the garden!
    • 31 Jan 2019 10:50AM
  • I know..............

    Thanks everyone Smile I thought I'd better get slightly seasonal - briefly Smile

    Don't worry - Ledley doesn't suffer for my art - he is the one that shoots off to my studio and jumps on to the table ready for his photos (ok, he gets a treat as well) - often I don't want to do any pics but when he's sitting there waiting I give in Smile

    The hat stays on for a matter of seconds and he throws it off - it's a miracle I managed this shot!

    I thought as much Fiona - I can understand your distress and it must be awful not knowing what happened.
    • 21 Dec 2018 8:19AM
  • My Boy Ledley

    Oh darn - I've been out all day enjoying the sunshine and faffing about this evening and now, just as I'm about to head off to my bed, I realise I've not returned to say thank you!

    So both Ledley and I say a big thank you to everyone - he's sitting on the desk next to me waiting to go to bed Smile His coat is getting thick - and cuddly - of course that will no fun come spring when he moults but for now it's lovely Smile
    • 19 Dec 2018 10:02PM
  • Ledley II

    Hello everyone and a belated (apologies) thank you all Smile Thanks too to Dave, Sawsengee, Roy, Daryl, Malc and Pamela for your awards Smile

    It was Kaybee whose comment on another of my Ledley pics that set me on this one and of course the challenge subject was just perfect timing Smile

    Meanwhile the fussy toad has decided that Felix Chicken is poison - next week it'll be lovely again!
    • 30 Nov 2018 8:59AM
  • Bah Humbug

    Thanks everyone - I tried him with the red hat this evening but he didn't want to know. Ok it was too big and had a big bell on it Smile

    Thanks too to Ron and Graeme for your awards Smile Sorry Ron - he's mine - all mine Smile

    I don't wear hats Malc - I just own loads Smile

    I'm wondering if this would work as a Christmas card.........
    • 20 Nov 2018 10:21PM
  • Eyes...........

    A late thank you everyone and thanks too Chris, Savvas, Adam and Graeme for your awards

    Admittedly this pic was originally going to be dumped as it was all a bit on the wonk but then I realised this crop might work quite well.

    I really need to sort out lighting so that I get less reflections in his eyes but he never gives me enough time to experiment!
    • 14 Nov 2018 8:43PM
  • Him

    Sorry I'm late but thanks everyone Smile Thanks too to Sue, Jukka, Roy and Graeme for your awards Smile

    I really should do pics of him on other backgrounds but our evening sessions are usually a fairly frantic 10 minutes as I feed him bits of meaty stick treat. Once it's all gone then he's off Smile
    • 14 Nov 2018 8:38PM
  • Claws

    Thank you everyone and thanks too to Guy, Adam, Joline, Sawsengee, Somnath and Chris for your awards Smile

    Ledley and I do some snaps almost every day - it's become routine for me to feed him when I get home and then he gets hand fed bits of meaty stick in exchange for a few photos Smile

    Those claws often do snag a finger to pull my hand in if I spend too long waving the bit of treat around Smile

    One big niggle though is to sort out the reflections in his eyes - I'm thinking a big sheet of translucent fabric between him and the light maybe - I have a white shower curtain somewhere so may try that sometime.
    • 2 Nov 2018 9:18PM
  • Cosmos

    Thanks everyone - and to Carol and Ron for your awards Smile

    I'm using this filter on all sorts of stuff at the moment - it works well on street scenes and flowery stuff and I need to resist using it on everything - but it's fun Smile
    • 9 Oct 2018 8:37AM
  • Fly


    Quote:cracking macro!


    Thanks Smile I'm gong to miss these beasties when the cold weather sets in and most of the wildlife disappears!
    • 8 Oct 2018 4:09PM
  • Japanese Anemones

    Thanks everyone and thank you to Charlotte and Joline for your awards Smile

    Charlotte - I was given a shoebox of dug up plants a few years ago and just planted them in a bed which is about 6 foot long by 3 foot wide. They've gradually taken over the whole lot and one plant has popped up across the other side of the garden Smile
    • 5 Oct 2018 8:15PM
  • Mid-Yawn

    Huge apologies for the late return - I've been faffing about with mortgage and pension stuff these last few evenings and by the time I've finished that I grind to a halt Smile

    Thanks to everyone - and thanks to Karen, Eric and Guy for your awards Smile

    I'm so sorry to hear about your boys Fiona - I can imagine the worry and sincerely hope that they do turn up.
    • 25 Sep 2018 9:34PM
  • Spot the Spider


    Quote:I think it’s you who are the huntedSmile
    Cheers
    Alan



    It does have that 'I'm going to eat you' look on its face Smile Good job it's teeny tiny!
    • 12 Sep 2018 11:11AM
  • Honey Bee

    Apologies for my late return - I can offer no excuses Smile

    Thanks to everyone - glad you appreciate my bee - I must admit I was quite pleased with it Smile

    Thank you too to Sylvia, William, Ron and Andew for your awards - very much appreciated!
    • 12 Sep 2018 10:49AM
  • Fly

    Thanks everyone - and thanks to Somnath and Pamela for your awards Smile

    Oh I'll never get fed up with snapping wee beasties Mike - though will go back to my still life pics etc. during the colder months.

    This Osteospermum is the only plant I bought at the Blenheim Palace Flower Show Pamela - the colours are lovely Smile
    • 6 Sep 2018 9:26PM
  • Astrantia

    Apologies for the late return but thank you everyone - and thanks to Alan, Joline, Vivienne and Michal for your awards!

    I've not tried this filter again but certainly will when a suitable subject appears!
    • 3 Sep 2018 9:01PM
  • Rich Pickings.............

    Thanks everyone - these flowers certainly serve as good backgrounds when the wee beasties arrive!
    • 3 Sep 2018 8:37PM
  • Another Greenbottle

    Thanks Karen Smile It's nice to have a pretty coloured background rather than green Smile
    • 28 Aug 2018 9:21PM
  • Greenbottle

    Thanks everyone - and thank you Graham for your award Smile

    Sometimes I simply get lucky and the beastie lands in a nice location. My attempts this morning been less than stellar so I'm going to give up for now, go out, and try again later on!
    • 28 Aug 2018 9:44AM
  • Fly


    Quote:Brilliant details - not easy, sneaking up on a fly with eyes like that!!


    Thanks Karen - yep mostly they're gone in a blink but sometimes I get lucky!
    • 1 Aug 2018 10:09PM
  • Evil Beastie

    Blimey - thank you everyone and also to Ian, William and Mat for your awards Smile

    I shall pass on your comments to Ledley though he is currently absorbed in the consumption of a meaty stick treat!
    • 31 Jul 2018 10:18PM
  • Wee Beastie


    Quote:beautifully taken...


    Thanks Smile It took a few attempts I must admit!
    • 21 Jul 2018 7:33PM
  • Fly

    Huge apologies for the late return and for the moment a big thank you to you all! The last couple of evenings have gone a bit pear-shaped but I will return - I promise!
    • 19 Jul 2018 10:08PM
  • Hoverfly

    Apologies for the late return - thank you all Smile For your comments, clicks, awards - the whole shebang Smile

    Attempts at hoverfly photos this evening were - you'll not be surprised to hear - a total failure Smile
    • 12 Jul 2018 10:07PM
  • Ledley

    Blimey - a belated thanks to everyone Smile Of course it was total luck to catch that face - there's no way to predict that Smile

    Indeed he's doing very well - stretched out snoring at the moment Smile
    • 22 Jun 2018 9:35PM
  • The Voyeur


    Quote:You've caught the Azures and 'onlooker' brilliantly - lots of lovely details and colours!


    Thanks Karen - I've just looked up the difference between the Azure and Common - and am duly educated Smile
    • 13 Jun 2018 8:39PM
  • Astrantia

    Oops - so sorry for the late return - thanks everyone!
    • 13 Jun 2018 8:26PM
  • Blue

    Thanks everyone and thanks Malc for your award Smile

    It was quite fun just popping stuff up onto the bird feeder without having to faff about with lighting etc Smile
    • 10 Jun 2018 9:59PM
  • Hoverfly

    Apologies for the delay but thank you Eric and Derek for your awards and to everyone equally for your clicks and comments Smile

    I just love this time of year where the bugs and beasties come out to play and I spend far too much time standing gazing at the shrubs and undergrowth when I should be doing something useful Smile
    • 28 May 2018 9:50PM
  • Fly

    A quick thank you everyone - I will be back later as I'm in the middle of a bit of junk sorting at the moment and must keep going Smile

    The fact that Minion Malc is speechless means my job is done- hooray!

    Chris - no lighting at all - well apart from daylight - he/she was on a shrub at the bottom of the garden - I stand there regularly just watching and waiting and spotted it Smile
    • 28 May 2018 5:43PM