Another roam through the month’s Twitterpics. They are a reasonable way of describing my time.
I should say that these pictures are almost all slightly enhanced with The Gimp – “unsharp mask” and “colours → levels” at the very least, but there’s no fakery.
Butterflies are a new photographic interest. As usual there’s a lot of pictures around Godfrey’s pond and along the canal and I went to Sheffield to see Jess Ennis.
This is a peacock at Godfrey’s pond. There’s more peacocks to come.
Used to be as common as muck but not a lot of butterflies about this year.
Lady Lee nature reserve:
Even more common.
That’s a grasshopper.
Think I’ve posted this one before.
Brown insects are legion. That doesn’t mean they’re not worth a second look.
Feeding on a thistle.
To Sheffield. Jessica Ennis was appearing so I went to see.
(Of course I had to snap some other stuff as well)
Vulcan from the back …
… and from the front.
The “Jess Ennis” gold postbox.
Three young girls in Jess masks
By the time she arrrived the crowd was enormous – about 20,000 I learned later.
There was representation from her old school.
When she did arive the view was so rubbish that the big screen gave the best view.
Pigeons in silhouette
The Speckled Wood is a common butterfly and familiar to many observers, especially in woodland where, as its name suggests, it is most often found.
Another of a Godfrey’s pond heron, but I thought this was rather “arty”.
Swan, upping and downing.
This is “Brownie” a new (to me) dog on the rugby field.
This, of course, is my favourite; Benji.
SP Another “arty” one of a heron.
Insects on flowers is all.
The most beautiful flowers around, surely.
There’s more to come.