ICKWORTH HOUSE – 26

This week some members of our local photographic club travelled to Ickworth House near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

Ickworth House is a National Trust Property, famous for its Rotunda, House, parkland and church. Here are some images I got on the day. The weather wasn’t brilliant – overcast at times – but no rain. We were grateful for that.

This is the famed Rotunda. The NT ( National Trust ) are in the process of raising funds to replace 7,000 pieces of slate.

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This is the East Wing of the building from across the Italianate Gardens.

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Another section of the gardens with the Rotunda in the background.

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The last group are of St Mary’s Church in the grounds of the house – including two shots of the church interior. The lighting inside was superb. I just had to have a go at capturing it! I think I did. I hope you agree.

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There was too much to take in on one day – almost certainly worth a return trip.

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Lakenheath Butterflies

Last weekend a group of us from our local camera club went to the RSPB site at Lakenheath in Suffolk. Not too many birds – but a lot of butterflies.

Here’s a selection ….

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Comma

 

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Green Veined White

 

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Painted Lady

 

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Peacock

 

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Red Admiral

 

Butterfly ID is always an issue for me – so I’ve done the best I can. If I’ve got any ( or all ) wrong, I’m sure you’ll let me know.

All taken on the Olympus EM-1 with either a macro lens or ( mostly ) with a telephoto lens around the 250-300mm mark.