garden

Not the picture I was going to post today…I had a great shot of a rabbit in the local graveyard…unfortunately, for the second time recently, I hadn’t put the SD card in and so didn’t get anything…so popped out into the garden and spotted this bee…


Another local bird today, a blackbird who visits our garden everyday for a meal in the bird house. His wife is not usually far away. We also now have a pair of Collared Doves and a pair of Robins visiting…well, it is Valentines Day…


After 3 days of mobile photographs it was nice to get back to my “proper” camera. We had a camera club meeting this morning and as we left I notice this blue fork in the garden. When I processed it I decided to have a go at that colour popping processing and quite liked the effect…but also really quite liked the full colour so I did one half way in-between, and really quite liked that version…but which one to publish? “Bugger it” I thought – triptych!


More murkyness this morning – this composition jumped out at me as I walked past…in a new landscape kind of way…I like it, I hope you do too


Been stuck at home all day today for one reason and another so could only mooch about in the garden to find a shot – got plenty of bugs, but I’ve posted lots of those recently so thought I would post this simple black and white shot of thorns from a rose bush.


Tuesday night is Camera Club night and we found ourselves at Hopleys garden centre in Much Hadham. It was a lovely evening, although I do accept you wouldn’t necessarily know that from this shot…still 😉


Another macro from the garden – plenty going on out there at the moment.


When in doubt I have recently been rummaging around in the hanging baskets in the garden. It’s been a day of sunshine and showers today and I noticed the first flower (on the left) with the 3 droplets of water perfectly placed – this was natural and not me adding water after the fact 😉 So I thought I’d make a triptych of the 3 flowers.


We were doing a bit of gardening this morning and I spotted this very small damselfly come into the garden and hang from a small potted plant. I believe it is a female Emerald Damselfly, lestes sponsa, but please don’t hold me to that…I have a very bad reputation for my critter identification. I assume it has come in from Doctors Pond and it’s the first damselfly I have seen this year.

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Messing around in the back garden with a flash and a dandelion cloak. A really like the brightness of the seed heads in this shot.