FIDDLEHEADS

Taken in Blake’s Wood near Danbury in Essex, the visit was initially to take shots of the bluebells ( for which Blake’s Wood is renowned ) – but I came across these Fiddleheads : developing ferns – before they have unfurled into the adult plant we are more used to.

Brown Hawker Dragonfly

At least, I think that’s what it is – and female, at that! Maybe you can put me right if I am mistaken!

This beautiful creature sunbathed on my garden fence for about fifteen minutes this morning – yes, on the 28th October!!! – long enough for me to dash to the house, grab my camera and a lens, to take some shots and then decided that I needed a different lens – so back to the house – and back to the Hawker for more shots.

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Both images taken on the Olympus EM-1, the first with the Pro 40-150mm lens at 110mm ( F/9 ) and the second with a 60mm macro lens, F/20 – and really close before she decided she had had enough, and left.

Holy Island Sparrows

Yesterday we visited Holy Island and after a long walk around we visited a local cafe. A guy was hand-feeding bread to the tubbiest sparrows I had ever seen! I wasn’t sure about the rights or wrongs of this – but it was a great photo opportunity – which, of course, I could not ignore. 🙂

These are some of my ( 60+ ) images. Lots of blur – but I hope that’s acceptable, given the fast moving subjects.

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All taken on the Olympus EM-1 with the 40-150 f/2.8 Pro lens.