A buzzard glides on thermals rising from the valley this morning. I hear buzzards almost daily now but only see them on occasions. Once again this image is out of focus, probably due to the slow 1/60th shutter speed. I only got a couple of shots before it disappeared over the roof.
A beautifully constructed wasps nest on my balcony. Here I used fill-in flash to help freeze the image. I am not a lover of flash as I find the images tend to be less realistic with hard shadows, but fill-in has its uses.
I had another attempt at the squirrels this morning but little improvement despite some sunshine. Probably due to the slow 1/60th shutter speed again.
The West never looked more v….
Having looked up to the West for much of my life I no longer do so. There is not much to choose between the East and West these days, both on the positive and negative fronts. However the word in question tends to relate more to one individual.
No shortage of butterflies this week and these were the most common while wandering the paths.
Meanwhile an iridescent beetle crawls over a yellow wildflower in an explosion of summer colours.
Sorting through my stuff today I came across an old sketch/doodle book of mine. I was about to throw it away but some of the drawings I quite liked and it seemed a pity to do so without at least recording some of them. So I photographed 16 pages and 6 pages reminded me of Niki de Saint Phalle whose work I had always liked. I picked out four which I will name: ‘fighters’, ‘lovers’, ‘players’ and ‘dancers’ as a homage to a great female artist. I will leave you to decide which is which.