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Red Sky in the Morning, Shepherds Warning
red sky

292-365v4 Red Sky in the Morning

The sheep, bottom right, would like to know what he needs to be worried about with the “red sky in the morning, shepherds warning” rubbish! I haven’t tinkered (unusually) with the colours here, it’s what the camera produced, but I must admit I don’t recall the red colours being quite

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Persistent Little Bugger
bird seed

285-365v4 Persistent Little Bugger

Ratty 4 Us 0 We’ve (well, Debbie has) worked really hard to secure the garden against the rats and we think that they no longer live in our garden. All bird food had been removed and then we slowly reintroduced the hanging bird food having protected the poles to prevent

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Disappearing into the mist
Bigod Farm

281-365v4 Disappearing into the mist

A really busy week got underway in a rather peaceful manner as I took my morning walk around Great Dunmow. I wasn’t expecting any fog but we had this really cool low level fog trapped in the little valley we have here and the cows were looking quite spooky as

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Honey Bee on New England Aster
back garden

263-365v4 -Honey Bee on New England Aster

Another day, another shot from the garden. The New England Aster came good again with a very busy honey bee collecting the pollen this afternoon. A relatively straight forward shot although you do have to watch out for the sparkling highlights on the bee and its wings. You can see

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The Hoverfly and the New England Aster
close up

260-365v4 – The Hoverfly and the New England Aster

Sorry about this, but it’s the New England Aster again, but I think you’ll agree, it is sufficiently different, with the addition of the hoverfly, to those that have gone before. Indeed, I’d say it was more like a much earlier shot of my last flower muse the echinacea. We

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Small Purple and Gold (Mint) Moth
mint moth

248-365v4 – Small Purple and Gold (Mint) Moth

I think this is a small purple and gold (Pyrausta aurata) moth also known as a Mint Moth…and we do have mint in the garden. I’m a bit unsure because, well, there’s not much purple on it and last time we had these in the garden they were quite purple.

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Moth in Purple

240-365v4 Moth in Purple

There’s been a certain lack of energy and inspiration today (well, much of this week to be fair), so all you’re getting today is a moth with a rather vivid purple (plant pot) background 😉

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Mark Seton

Mark Seton

I'm an amateur photographer who enjoys music. I'm currently the Digital Secretary of the Bishops Stortford Camera club (and am a past Chairman) and I hold both LRPS and CPAGB distinctions.