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I have unwrapped my new camera – an Olympus OMD-EM10. I just took this selfie using the camera’s wifi, controlling everything and selecting all settings from my iPad.

daddy long legs

This crane fly is on the kitchen door this morning (on the outside). This photo was taken from the inside.


one of the melon plants in the greenhouse this afternoon. Macro shot, then heavily cropped. 1/50 sec, f2.8, ISO400.


a fledgeling blackbird being fed by its father. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to catch the gape.

aerial combat

I took this photo just a few minutes ago. A red kite being attacked by a crow over Swanmore.

daisy, daisy

A quick experiment a few minutes ago, before I cut the grass. Very low to the ground, macro setting.

bombylius major

bombylius major – the bee fly. seen in our garden this evening. read about it on wikipedia


I saw this jackdaw this morning, on the bird feeder in our pear tree. It shows what a hard winter it has been for the birds. This photo was taken […]


I saw this spiral pattern in the snow in one of our flowerbeds this morning.  Definitely not man-made.  It has been suggested it may be the work of a slug.

you saw the crescent

Another full moon photo, taken this evening, with the Pole Star to the left. And did you read about the barking plan the US schemed up in the 1950s to […]