A lovely afternoon here, which I spent in the park trying to take decent photos messing about with the manual settings - having manual shutter speed is great, but not the fact that it only lets you have have a minimum ISO of 400 in this mode.
AAAAAARRRRGGGH MY EYES.
Over-exposed shots. Really over-exposed shots.
Otherwise it's been a pottering sort of day, trundling around the garden, noticing a first summer visit by a common darter, photographing the hoverflies and the harlequin ladbybird larvae and pupae on the sycamore leaves. The pupae are a hardly discreet, opting to be bright orange and yellow to avoid being eaten.
As ever in late summer, there are now a lot of wasps around, feeding off the aphid sap. I hope they don't nest in my attic this autumn, wretched things.
In the park, there seems to be a new brood of speckled woods on the wing, being very territorial over their favourite nettle leaf and attacking any butterfly that passes before flying back to their favoured spot.
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