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dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 22 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

there are snaps of the sammisons

i need to tidy a few

working them like birds was a good idea, watch for the beast and then reaction shoot where they seem to be going is effective if a little random

soon


dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 22 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



i do believe a mouse can fly

other angles are available perhaps i should make him a tiny modesty sporran

ok for papped, i must try sorting the light, shutter speed, low viewpoint and remote for the transit snaps

the different ways they cover a couple of yards of open ground is fascinating
he bounces, some slither and run, some are bold and some hesitant with multiple false starts and hiding for a bit to see if anything was watching

it does help they know me and are not bothered if am doing click things

that snap was from 2 M, they do get closer but the angles get odd for snaps, i am not tall but i am taller than them

i recon about ankle height would be ideal for snapping transits

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 22 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the big funnel web spider made it past the extreme heat

teasing it with a herb robert leaf got a very enthusiastic response

toxic or not i do not want to wrestle it

i need a tripod and some chilled flies

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 22 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

The robins were about today, but not as tame as usual because we had someone with us on a course. They are not sure if he is robin friendly at the moment. The bees were round the water I put out near the shelter.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 22 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That is a brilliant snap DPack.

If you do get him in to a sporran please don't forget the photo.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 22 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Lovely picture Dpack. We had a deer within sight of the yard during daylight; our visitor thought it might have been a fallow, but we haven't had those to date, so could have been a chunky roe buck. Also heard a horrible noise at dusk the other night. Think it might have been a vixen screaming. We are putting out water up round the yard as there is probably less than usual around. The robins had a bath in it of course, but that hasn't bothered the bees.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 22 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Looked like blackbirds courting again in our front garden!
(There is usually a regular couple in next door's hedge- looked like another was trying to muscle in on them....)

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 22 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That is quite late in the year, but if there are plenty of insects about they may think it is worth it. I think we still have a pair of robins around the yard. One came very close again yesterday, now our visitor has gone. It knows we are robin friendly, but wasn't sure about him.

gz



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 22 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We have a small LBJ flitting around the garden..won't stay for a photo!
Brown, hasn't got sparrow markings ..insect eater beak..a Dunnock?

I think we may have a sparrow hawk working the hedges and bushes at the back of us...small bird type squeals, lots of flapping and a whole host of sparrows vacating the hedge...just before roosting time 😥

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 22 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Not helpful to the sparrows. We have had a peregrine falcon sighted nearby I think it may have moved on as the pigeons were very low for a little while but they seem to have gone back to normal now.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 22 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a new id, there was a mint moth on the lavender next to the mint

cute tiny thing

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 22 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

As long as it doesn't eat all the mint.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 22 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

plenty for everyone

the sammison saga may have a chapter on always needing a bigger modesty sporran
in other news they are all doing well, a breeding "pair" and 3 juveniles at the mo

sparrow news, the combined colony numbers about 15, 5 justinsons of last years crop, some females, a few juveniles that were probably just fully fledge when the extreme heat happened

it has taken a while but new pairings seem sorted

almost no wrens has perhaps favoured some moths and butterflies, there has been a blip of them

plenty of recently hatched sarcophillic flies about, the newly hatched have followed the right time line since the heat event

spell check preferred that as there are plenty of macrophallic flies about some are, but it seems impolite to mention it as a dicktionary correction

Shane



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Location: Doha. Is hot.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 22 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Well, they do say "smaller than a gnat's ****" from down my way

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 22 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

if i understand macro, smaller than can be surprisingly huge some invertebrates are recorded as being unusually over endowed, more than one in some species, a significant part of body mass in others etc

odd language thought, a macro lens gives a "big"image of the subject, a microscope gives a "big" image of a subject
both give a detailed image of a small thing, they are different but neither seem to quite match the name

i have no intimate knowledge of gnats, so the measurement is less use than cubits or roman miles

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