Saturday, 28 May 2011

some dragons from my spain trip. lifers were vagrant emperor and western clubtail. i had a frustrating view of a male scarlet darter which was the one i really wanted to see. red-veined darter was common but i didnt see any red ones :-(

not called adonis for nothing. only started looking at blues this year but once you get your eye in they're obvious - comparing these in flight with common blues is like comparing storm and leachs petrels.

not the best photo but shows the electric blue you get with the right angle to the sun
i've got loads of pics of these. one of my faves, especially the underwings when backlit. i'll get round to creating a flickr account at some point

Friday, 27 May 2011

spotted these random orchid spikes (early purple?) at the base of the cliffs

aquilegia vulgaris