Spent a couple of really enjoyable hours at Banks Pond with Mr Up Close last Saturday. We managed to see approx 40 4 Spotted Chasers, a couple of Emperors, loads of Damselflies and a couple of Common Blues and Large Skipper Butterflies.
Tried to focus on different points of these 4 Spot Chasers
Dont laugh at this, it was the best that either of us got
Wont they ever land?
Then tried to photograph a Common Blue from all 3 angles but the one I made a pigs ear of was the underside which is normally the easiest
Finally a few more odds and sods snaps from the pond
Heath Spotted Orchid
A Frog which I thought I had stepped on and John picked it up to check it out and give it the
Kiss of Life if necessary (fortunately, for the Frog he didn't have to)
A family of Canadas gently moving around