Wet Weekend – Good for Newts

It's been wet, very wet, for most of the weekend (and all of today). The rain has started to ease in the last hour which allowed me a brief window to take a quick look round the garden. Very little to see, but the newts really don't mind if it rains. The distortion in some shots is caused by drops of rain hitting the water.

I'll keep this short and sweet, and close with a brief trail cam clip from last night: Two Friendly Foxes.

Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens.

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14 Comments

  1. SittingFox February 11, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Nice clip of the foxes grooming.

    Yes, excellent weather for newts. England is becoming a paradise for aquatic species…

  2. claudeb February 11, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    D'awww, the newt looks like it's sniffing a flower in the first photo.

  3. Wulpen February 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    Very Nice Clip also beautiful shots

  4. gdare February 13, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    Foxes, they might be a family? :up:

  5. ICU109 February 13, 2013 at 5:02 am #

    he thinks he's a gator! small things think they are big shots!

  6. Words February 13, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    Adele, thanks! Too true about aquatic species. I think I'm developing gills. :right:

  7. Words February 13, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    Felix, those little plants can really get in the way of a photo. Most of the time its head was directly underneath it.

  8. Words February 13, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    kathy, they boss the pond, so I guess it's only a question of 'scale'. 😉

  9. Words February 13, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    Erwin, thanks!

  10. Words February 13, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    Darko, I think so. The fox nearer the camera is a pregnant vixen. 😀

  11. gdare February 14, 2013 at 3:02 am #

    Originally posted by Words:

    The fox nearer the camera is a pregnant vixen.

    😆 I thought they are brother and sister :doh:

  12. SittingFox February 14, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Originally posted by Words:

    I think I'm developing gills.

    😆

  13. Words February 15, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    Originally posted by gdare:

    I thought they are brother and sister

    They might be :right:

  14. gdare February 16, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    :insane: