Friday, August 29, 2014

The Babraham Institute

 Babraham Institute held an Open afternoon to take photos for a competition run by the BBSRC. A very informative visit though photographically quite a challenge. These are some of the basic photos that I took. Manipulation is allowed so I will see what emerges!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Quiet time at Wicken Fen

We spent a day at Wicken Fen yesterday and these four photos are the total for the day! Very few birds (other than ducks in eclipse) were seen and those we did were in full moult like this Blue Tit. Not many butterflies (Brimstones mainly) but hundreds of dragonflies - have all the Hobbies left we wondered. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Brittany Butterflies

We were hoping for a lot more species and certainly numbers of butterflies during our recent holiday in Brittany. The weather was as in England, cool, blustery and showery so it was no surprise that butterflies were thin on the ground. We did manage two new species for us - the Map, here in its second brood form (have yet to work out  the evolutionary advantage of two different forms during the year) and the Grayling, beautifully disguised on lichen-covered rocks. We also photographed very pristine Walls, a very tatty Silver-washed Fritillary, Holly Blue, Common Blue and Clouded Yellow.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Museum of Cambridge II

A second visit to photograph objects and rooms at the Folk Museum in Cambridge. This time I took a shift lens which helped the perspective in the small display rooms and gave very sharp images.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Clacton Airshow and Beach

Some of the crowds at the Clacton Airshow on Thursday. The skyride kept going during most of the display giving some people a great view of the two Lancasters. There were still spots on the beach to be alone or to serve up a rice dish to all the family.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Vulcan at Clacton

Much as I detest anything designed to kill, there is a lot to admire in the design innovation and the engineering expertise that went into the construction of the massive Vulcan plane and then the dedication to keep it flying. It was certainly shown off to its very best at Clacton Air Show yesterday. It is due to fly for only one more season.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Derelict Factory Honfleur

In contrast to the very picturesque town and harbour, the docks area of Honfleur has some wonderfully evocative factory buildings slowly falling into decay.

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so