Friday, 7 August 2020

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Duxford Reopens

The first of August Duxford reopened. As a member all I had to do was pre-book my ticket and then when I arrived, a quick barcode scan and I was in. I only wanted to stay outside and watch the flying.  

Unfortunately, the Hurricane did not fly, the magnetos were giving trouble, so back to the hanger.





G-BIRD Pitts S-1 Special







G-BWMX 1951 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 Gipsy Major 8


G-BWMX 1951 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 Gipsy Major 8


© Lionel Callow 2020

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Butterflies on a Windy Day

I had a booking to visit Hatfield Forest today. The weather was forecast to deteriorate by early afternoon so, I only had a couple of hours. The wind was steadily increasing throughout the walk, so I did not expect to get any photos of butterflies, but I found a few sheltered spots to get a few shots.
Common Blue

Small White (underwing)

Large Heath


Gatekeeper

Common Blue Under Wing

Common Blue Under Wing

Common Blue

Common Blue
© Lionel Callow 2020

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

A walk around Hatfield Forest

I returned for another go at the butterflies at Hatfield forest this morning. Unfortunately, the weather was cooler and there was a turbulent wind making the butterflies less in evidence and much more skittish. All I could find was a few very tatty specimens. Still I had a great walk.






© Lionel Callow 2020

Monday, 20 July 2020

Butterflies at Hatfield Forest

I returned for a second day at the forest looking for more species of butterflies.

Large Heath

Essex Skipper

Gatekeeper
 
Brimstone

Small White

Small Heath

Small Heath

Comma

Comma


Silver-washed Fritillary

Silver-washed Fritillary
© Lionel Callow 2020

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Butterflies at Hatfield Forest

Since lockdown has curtailed my landscape & aviation photography I have become interested in taking shots of butterflies. I have been shooting lots of Peacock Butterflies on my Buddleia bush, problem is that there are very few, if any other species visiting my garden. So today whilst taking a walk in Hatfield forest I spent some time shooting whatever I could find.

Male Gatekeeper:
Male Gatekeeper

Male Gatekeeper

Male Gatekeeper
Male Gatekeeper

Ringlet
Ringlet
Small Heath (underwing)
Small Heath Take Off
Small White (underwing)

 © Lionel Callow 2020