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The Hoverfly and the New England Aster
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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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Flooded
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256-365v4 – Flooded.

Tuesday’s are often the hardest day to complete a daily photograph as I have work, tea and then straight out to Camera Club, it really doesn’t help when it absolutely pours down all day. I had planned (I do sometimes think ahead, although not often!) to photograph the New England

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Japanese Anemone
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252-365v4 – Japanese Anemone

I believe this is a Japanese Anemone (or a variant on that). I’ve been watching these growing in a couple of gardens I walk past on my morning walk and had it in my mind to photograph these when next I had my macro lens with me which I did

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I've Come for your Children
New England aster

249-365v4 – I’ve Come for your Children.

The Aster is coming along nicely, it’s only a few days since I last photographed it, the addition of the red in the petals gives this a nicely evil feel. See also the Echinacea in its formative days.

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Small Purple and Gold (Mint) Moth
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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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246-365v4 - New England Aster
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246-365v4 – New England Aster

Debbie has a new flower about to bloom to keep me entertained when I have nothing else to photograph. This is a New England aster (Aster novae-angliae) and as you will gather, it hasn’t bloomed just yet, but it’s on its way. We have a couple of the flower heads

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Moth in Purple
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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.