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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.

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Sunset over Woodingdean

Sunset

Sunset

Sunset over North Woodingdean

 

Click on the images to enlarge. Both taken this evening. There was a brief gap in heavy cloud which lit up a gorgeous sunset strip of red and gold.

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

Posted in Sunset, Wildlife

Garden Life (Time Lapse) #4

I think this is the fourth of the fortnightly time-lapse sequences. Lots of badgers in this one, plus several foxes (two of which unfortunately appear to be suffering from mange), plus assorted cats and birds. It’s difficult to intervene to help the foxes with the mange as I’ve not made any attempt to familiarize with any of the foxes this year, so they are naturally shy and elusive. To treat them, I need to get to know them and that’s not easy with cautious adults.

Anyway here’s the clip:

One photo from today. I have more, but I’ll post those tomorrow. Tonight it’s just a single sunset. A nice one though.

Sunset over Woodingdean

Camera note: sunset photo taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. Time-lapse from the Bushnell Trophy Cam HD, processed in Lightroom.

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