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Bees & Bugs

Bees ‘n Blossom

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These images of the Australian Painted Lady were taken a few days ago with the Nikon D3000, on auto. Many smaller butterflies have arrived and I’m guessing they’re juveniles. I have never experienced so many butterflies all at the one time like this before! So many species of all sizes flitting about at all levels. I was fortunate to spot that Lesser Wanderer when I did for, apparently, my milk thistles aren’t attractive after all.

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I can’t stop taking photos of the Painted Ladies. I was trying to get some different angles when I noticed the sunlight lighting the back of this one with a golden sheen.

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I made these images a little bigger and using the image posting format.

Thanks for looking. Do have a good weekend.

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Butterflies & Moths

Australian Painted Lady

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Birds

Spotted Pardalote

I took the Nikon D3000 with me on the walk this morning, hopeful for a bit of sunlight and the spotted pardalote. I see it most mornings, now, as it feeds its partner or young. Their nesting tunnel begins between the crevices of the footbridge foundations.

The little fellow is small and keeps moving, but I managed a couple of poses showing off his vivid plumage. Pity I did not think to brace the camera on the railing.

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I have fixed my Nikon. I can’t recall exactly what I changed back to auto now.

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Nikon D3000, on auto, cropped and sharpened, in GIMP.

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