Saturday, 22 July 2017

Flowers In The Rain

Flowers In The Rain

End of Term Report:
AJC has continued to make steady progress this term and if he continues at the same rate is likely to achieve a satisfactory outcome at the end of the course. B+

One step closer to unlocking the secrets of Mandy Disher. Stay tuned.

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f5.6 1/160 ISO 2000

Flowers In The Rain

Friday, 21 July 2017

Wildflowers

Common Ragwort


This year, for various reasons, we have done almost no gardening. The garden is full of wildflowers. Wild, as in wild and out of control. Most spectacular are the seven foot high stands of Ragwort. Like most people, I grew up with the belief that Ragwort is so toxic if you look at it you will die. It isn't, although I wouldn't want to eat a whole plateful. The Ragwort is a joy, constantly buzzing with insects around the clock - a couple of nights ago after dark I counted 12 species of micromoth on it in under an hour. A family of hedgehogs has moved in, returning to the garden after a 25 year absence. Wildlife gardening, as in wild and out of control.


Common Ragwort, Senecio jacobaea.

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f9 1/200 ISO 100

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Bright-line Brown-eye

Bright-line Brown-eye


Bright-line Brown-eye, Lacanobia oleracea. Definitely not a Brown-line Bright-eye (Mythimna conigera). Oh no.

Reminder: Cut fingernails.


Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f16 1/200 ISO 100

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

In the forest of the night

Tiger Cranefly


Bycatch burning bright.

Tiger Cranefly, Nephrotoma flavescens.

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f16 1/200 ISO 100

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Pearl Grass-veneer

Pearl Grass-veneer


Change is in the air. The early summer moths are being usurped by the late summer species. Me, I'm still unfeasibly excited by the arrival of a new micro moth.

Pearl Grass-veneer, Catoptria pinella.

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f16 1/200 ISO 100

Monday, 17 July 2017

Skincare Regime

Skincare Regime


Lest anyone should consider me a metrosexual, my skincare regime is definitely of the pumice and Swarfega variety.
I do, however, occasionally apply a moisturiser in the form of a pint of Guinness.


Sony ILCE-6000
Canon MP-E 65mm F2.8 G SSM
f9 1/125 ISO 2000

Sunday, 16 July 2017

The Uncertain

The Uncertain


I'm sure this is The Uncertain, a conclusion reached after a conversation with the County Recorder. On the other hand, I'm uncertain about a number of moths that I thought were The Uncertain, as well as all the ones I thought were The Rustic, so now they're all Uncertain/Rustic agg. Confused? You will be.

The Uncertain, Hoplodrina octogenaria.

Nikon D7200
Tokina 100mm f/2.8
f16 1/200 ISO 100

Saturday, 15 July 2017

'llards

llards



Sony ILCE-6000
E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
f3.5 16mm 1/125 ISO 3200

Friday, 14 July 2017

Creepy gifts for Grandma

Creepy gifts for Grandma


It turns out that the requisite graduation gift for Grandma this is year is no longer that framed photo of you in your mouldering sub fusc but one of these laser scanned 3D printed Oscars of you dressed up for that interminable Hogwarts party which she can use to scare the neighbour's children about student debt.
Who knew?

Please note that an additional charge will be imposed for caps which need to be retrieved from the fountain.


Sony ILCE-6000
E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
f5.6 50mm 1/80 ISO 320