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Female Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatu

215/365v2 Dragonfly Day

I have never seen so many dragonflies in Rowney Woods as I saw today…literally hundreds of hawkers flying around, particularly over the fields of barley near the entrance to the woods. The hawkers were far too busy to settle so I had to content myself with this female Common Darter

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The Butterflies of Rowney Wood

The Butterflies of Rowney Wood

I take a lot of photographs every day, but rarely publish more than one or two. Indeed I have a lot of photographs that I haven’t even processed which seems a shame, so here’s, hopefully, the first of a few catch up posts. Yesterday we had a great walk around

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Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula

159/365v2 Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)

Another glorious day today found us walking around Rowney Wood near Saffron Walden. I deliberately only took my macro lens with me (instead of doing my usual and lugging about 5 lens around…and only using 1 of them!), well, it was a very warm 25°C. We saw many butterflies, moths,

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Rowney Woods in Black and White

107/365v2 Rowney Woods in Black and White

It was a rather grey and dull day in essex, but we spent an hour or so walking around Rowney woods this afternoon. The sky was quite uninteresting but using some HDR techniques defined the clouds rather more and I quite like the repetition of shapes between the sky line

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Common Frog

Common Frog – Rana temporaria – Rowney Woods

Back to Rowney Woods between Thaxted and Saffron Walden in Essex. These woods abound with wildlife and we saw something on Sunday that we haven’t seen before here – a frog: I mucked up taking this photograph, I’d forgotten to change my f-stop and was at f14 so I had

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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.