Tuesday, August 25th 2020

Views stay still. Flowers and trees can usually be photographed easily without a background to worry about, but insects, that is a totally different matter!

Hemp Agrimony is ideal for the late summer butterflies to feast upon and the background is good.

Catching a grasshopper on a green leaf is good to show camouflage.

A Common Darter on fading Gorse flowers could be good for camouflage but does not really show off the darter to its full advantage.

At this time of year the wasps are busy collecting scrapings of wood from our benches and bridge rails.  Not the most inspiring of backgrounds.

Chinese Character Moths do not often arrive in the moth trap, preferring the walls of the Field Centre.  Carefully removing the first one I saw and placing it on a leaf was a total failure, as it flew off.  Next one I photographed on the nice shiny Field Centre wall, before transferring it to a leaf from whence it flew off!

The best background goes to the Southern Hawker female who landed on the boardwalk, when it had all the lovely green vegetation to rest upon.

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