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Sunset after Hurricane Ophelia (Brighton)

We din’t get the hurricane, but the effect of Ophelia as it passed to the west of the UK was to bring some stunning weather events as it carried dust and sand from the Iberian Peninsula and the Sahara. Mid-afternoon the skies darkened as the dust blotted out the sun. People stopped work to watch as a dull reddish darkness transformed the sky. Later, the skies cleared and by sunset it was clear. But the colours remained.

These sunset shots are taken overlooking the South Downs from just outside Brighton. The tower on the left is the Whitehawk transmitter. To the right is the i360 tower reaching up over the horizon.

Weather following Hurricane Ophelia turned skies red with dust from the Iberian Peninsula and Sahara desert.

Whitehawk transmitter and i360.

A marmalade sky

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

Sunday Summary

Another irregular catch-up post, partly because most days I’ve simply been photographing our fox during his nightly visits (and most of those photographs are pretty much indistinguishable from each other). There are some occasional other subjects and this Sunday Summary pulls some of them together (themelessly) 😉 Oh, there is some worthwhile fox action at the, so do keep reading.

sunset

This is a sunset taken from our garden. The i-360 is just visible in the centre, peeping over the horizon.

sunrise

This was taken a few days later and is just after sunrise, looking across the South Downs

The only bird in this set is this rather fine buzzard, photographed over Falmer Village last week.

Buzzard over Falmer Village

Buzzard over Falmer Village

As well as foxes, the garden is frequented by badgers. They’ve been rather more elusive lately, but I did grab a few images of one towards the end of the week.

Badger

Badger

Badger

Badger

This third shot utilizes various Photoshop filters, but was taken the same night as the others.

Badger through a fine art filter

Badger through a fine art filter

Now to the fox… a couple of photos first, but them some cool video…

fox

Fox prowling

fox

Camera avoidance 😉

And now for the video… I’ve caught similar clips once or twice in the past, but this one is easily the best yet.

Camera note: daytime photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. Badgers and foxes were taken with the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM and the EF70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO IS lenses

Small Birds , Sunset

Did you spot the third subject in the title? I’ll start with it: a comma butterfly seen at lunchtime today. This one had settled quietly and although you can’t see the beautiful upper wing pattern the distinctive white squiggle (a comma) from which it gets its name is visible.

Comma butterfly at Moulsecoomb, Brighton

Comma butterfly at Moulsecoomb, Brighton

The small birds come in two varieties. Both species were photographed at Sheepcote Valley on my way in to work.

Flock of goldfinches at Sheepcote Valley

Flock of goldfinches at Sheepcote Valley

Skylarks larking at Sheepcote Valley

Skylarks larking at Sheepcote Valley

And now for the sunset, taken (you guessed) this evening. 😉 I can never resist them, and while this was a good’un I missed the key moment as the sun hovered on the horizon.

Sunset over Woodingdean

Sunset over Woodingdean

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.