The Red Arrows performed their fantastic fly by at the end of the Torbay Regatta a couple of months ago and I caught these images with the bridge camera from the front garden.
I have cheated a little in that I enhanced the photos slightly to get brighter images, but it was quite something to watch.
In the garden with the Sigma macro lens on the Nikon
It's often quite difficult to get the focus just right, the flower seems more in focus than the bee!
Checking my Collins Complete Guide to British Insects, I think this is a Woodland Grasshopper, but I'm happy for you to help me out with that ID if I'm wrong. I had several in the front garden in the beautiful warm and sunny weather a few weeks ago.
I tried really hard to get this image, but it didn't work, spiders web just after the rain a few weeks ago. These spiders are big now, so must be catching just the right amount of prey.
Some late blooms in the front garden, on a day when the light was most peculiar, but I think I got the macro focus right for these Nigella (I thought they were weeds as they first came up before the flowers appeared) which the bees loved.
Starting to make some progress now with the space we have outside...nothing special, but at last we got the rotary washing line spike into the ground and I have the delight of my washing blowing about in the breeze...ooh it feels good! I have been driven almost mad by having to put the washing onto a clothes horse in the courtyard area (which nearly always blows over or I bump into it continuously) since we moved in.....it's those little things isn't it?
Still hardly any birds in the garden on the new feeders and I've not seen Mrs Blackbird with the poorly leg for a while, although I did think I heard her a few times in the back garden. Plenty of buzzards about and I've seen the Sparrowhawk almost daily.
The mice continue to eat the fat balls, but there is a great story to this one. I had a Tawny Owl hover right in front of my living room window the other evening, obviously spotted some of the fat ball eating mice scampering about on the front lawn. It was very exciting....I hope it got one!
Not great weather here this weekend, dull and windy but quite mild. Hope you get out and about whatever the weather.
Until next time