Sunday 29 September 2013

The Beauty And The Beast

The Holly Blue   Celastrina argiolus

The Robber-fly

The Robber-fly is a bristly predatory fly which chase and capture insects in mid-air. It would have no problem catching the small species of butterfly such as this small Holly-Blue.Most species sit and wait, and then dart out when likely prey apears. The prey is then sucked dry with the stout probosis. A beard on the face protects eyes from struggling prey.

Sunday 22 September 2013

A Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear   Oenanthe isabellina





The Isabelline Wheatear is the largest of the Oenanthe species. It has a long body, length 16.5cm, usually held noticably upright.

Friday 13 September 2013

Meet Melanie ( MEL)

This is our little Teckle at 2 months old.
Mel at 3 months old

Mel at 2 years old


Mel at 3 years old today
So many of you have posted photos of your pets, so I thought that as today is Mels third bithday it was time to introduce her to you.Mel has brought so much joy into our lives, and we are crazy about our little sausage roll:)

Sunday 8 September 2013

A Room With A View

As we explored the very rural area surrounding Boticas I came across this open doorway, and it caught my imagination.

Monday 2 September 2013

A High Flyer

The Purple-shot Copper ( L. a gordius)

It's now been two years and thirty days since I started my blog. It was a Mother's Day present from my daughter, and one of the nicest gifts I have ever received, and one that continues to give me pleasure. She helped me set it up, and even chose the header photograph, one she already had in her possession. I have kept the same header all this time for sentimental reasons, but now think it's about time I changed it every so often,:)) especially since I feel my photography has improved a little. You still won't always see sharp images, but I hope you will see beauty. The Purple-shot Copper have upperwings that are coppery orange and dark-spotted in males, but orange-brown with dark spots in females. Both have violet sheen.Found in mountain meadows.Wingspan 4cm, and flight period from June to July.
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