Posts by Category: nature

Day #2188

Posted by Caz on Friday, 27th December 2013

Day #2188Title: Oarweed & Pebbles
Location: Deal, Kent
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 17-40mm EF f/4 L USM
Notes: Today it was cold, wet and very windy. But Julian and I still ventured out for a little walk in Deal and Walmer. We found a couple of geocaches close to the beach. I also spotted this oarweed, which looked good contrasted against the pebbles.
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Day #2168

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 7th December 2013

Day #2168Title: Owl Butterfly Feeding
Location: Tropical Wings, South Woodham Ferrers
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Notes: Checking down the list of Treasure Hunt Themes the other day, I realised I still hadn’t yet taken anything for #48 – The Insect World. I knew I wasn’t going to fulfill it easily with wild insect subjects at this time of year, so I took a little trip to Tropical Wings this afternoon and spent a very sticky, humid hour in their Butterfly House, chasing specimens. There were several different species flitting about between the plants. This obliging Owl Butterfly sat very still for me, while sucking the juices from fermenting fruit which had been put out for them to feed on.
One Year Ago: Day #1803
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Day #2137

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 6th November 2013

Day #2137Title: Yew Leaves And Raindrops
Location: Copped Hall, Epping
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Notes: This was taken during a Natural History study day at Copped Hall, a semi-derelict stately home near Epping which was destroyed by fire in 1917. We managed a walk around the grounds and walled garden, despite the worsening rain. Waterproofs all round – including for the camera! I liked the contrast between this little yew leaf and the wet grass below.
One Year Ago: Day #1772
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Day #2132

Posted by Caz on Friday, 1st November 2013

Day #2132Title: Turning Leaf Ivy
Location: Braintree
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF5 / 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IOS Pancake
Notes: I was interested to see how different strands of this ivy was turning its leaves at different times. It made for an intriguing natural abstract.
One Year Ago: Day #1767
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Day #2127

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 27th October 2013

Day #2127Title: Individualism
Location: Temple Newsome, Leeds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 40mm EF f/2.8 STM
Notes: After the partying yesterday, we needed to get out for a walk and some fresh air today, so Alistair and I decided to go searching for a few geocaches with our geofriend Mick. We ventured out to the parklands of Temple Newsome, a big country house on the East side of Leeds. We were very lucky with the weather – it was a blustery but fine Autumn afternoon with the rain holding off until we were safely enjoying a cuppa in the tea shop! Then back to a friend’s house for a fish and chip supper before we each headed off home in opposite directions.
One Year Ago: Day #1762
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