Girafferacing's Insects Posts

It’s been a while since I spent any time photographing insects, so I made them the focus of my attentions during a stroll through the gardens at Audley End.…

After my rather soggy visit to Hyde Hall nearly a month ago it was wonderful to have a much dryer experience today. While I used my wide-angle lens in the…

As I rescued the trail camera from our garden this morning, I noticed a sleepy bumblebee on our buddleia bush. It was just beginning to wake up, moving slowly…

I couldn’t get motivated to go out for a walk this afternoon. Instead I spent some more time sitting at the bottom of our garden, with my feet in the flowerbed,…

There’s something so soothing about watching bees forage for nectar. Through the spring our garden is very green but it’s only now that more plants are…

Sitting in the garden with my coffee this morning, I noticed a big increase in the number of bees buzzing around our bug hotel. Each morning it’s in direct sun…

While honey bees may be experts at working together in teams, our garden is also home to a number of solitary bees, who are arguably a perfect example of what…

After yesterday’s monochrome pictures I opted for colour in a big way today, focusing my attentions on the vivid pink cosmos flowers in our garden. As I knelt…

It seems perverse, but there’s something so relaxing about watching bees going about their work. I spent an hour or two in the gardens at Audley End this…

I took another stroll before breakfast today, once again armed with my macro lens. On a flower head in the walled garden I found a bee, starting the day in a…

I was awake early this morning, so I took a brief stroll around the walled gardens before breakfast. I went armed with my macro lens, in search of insects to…

I recently bought a new memory card and extra battery for my camera, ready for our trip to Le Mans, I wanted to give them both a spin today, just to make sure…

As I ate my breakfast this morning I noticed this little character hanging around outside our French windows. Bathed in sunshine, the light was just perfect so…

I spent a happy half hour in our garden this afternoon, observing the comings and goings of the local honey bees. They love our sedums, which have recently come…

I sat in our garden for a short while this afternoon, enjoying the cooler weather. I’d hoped to photograph our bluetit family, who I’ve missed seeing while I…

Our buddleia bush has burst forth with masses of purple blooms recently, attracting butterflies to our garden. I couldn’t find anything particularly exotic…

When I spotted Lucy staring intently at something on the patio this afternoon I decided to take a closer look myself. The subject of her concentration was a…
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