I had a right tussle with computers to get this far. I lost a whole load of pics on one machine, found ’em on the 2Tb external drive, lost ’em again and finally(!?) found some of ’em again.
Last Friday (5th July) got bus to Retford & walked to Ranby on the Chesterfield Canal towpath. I’d taken over 1400 pics, the new camera does repeat pics at enormous speed. The pictures I’ve found are the ones I’d extracted bits from.
Mostly dragon/damselflies but there’s a grass snake in the water among them. If I’ve misidentified anything, please let me know.
Common blue damselfly reflected.
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Spotted me and fled – disappeared in the reeds on the far side of the canal.
Pair of common blue damselflies “at it”.
Two common blues on the bankside.
Not great on fish but I think these are perch.
A couple of common blues in flight. Not the easiest to snap:
Got this down as a “broad bodied chaser” dragonfly.
Laying the next generation.
Caught in flight!
Damsel watching a dragon.
Not seen a lot of these about yet: Tortoiseshell.
Rope marks in the arch of Lady Bridge. The bridge is on a bend so the rope, abrasive from being repeatedly wetted and trailed on the path, would slowly grind grooves.
All four wings of a common blue in flight.
A pair of common blues reflected.
These little beauties were fluttering about all the way, but very reluctant to pose for the camera.
Not sure what this dragonfly is.
A little flock of goldfinches.