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Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 10:11



 Red Admiral in this garden two years ago 



Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 10:06

Ben Ledi is a lovely hill, in a lovely part of the country. 

You'll both  just have to come up here - walk it and take your own pix .... 

Would it work if I email it to you or is there any other way? 

I love zooming in on some of the pix I take, so I know what you mean. Sometimes it's the easiest way to ID hills.


Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:47

Morning all - won't say 'good' as it currently looks like Mordor out there  

Snow, sleet and hail - all horizontal. Glad I did my Bird Watch earlier when the birds were queuing up for breakfast on the snow. All the usual suspects - but when I went out,  Mr Blackie at the apples, and three more males huddling in the shrubbery! 

And at the last moment - the goldcrest appeared briefly   and double 

Clari - fidget's right. B****y nonsense. You're being treated like s***.  

Plus - cheques are ludicrous now - any business  has to pay more to have them processed so it makes no sense at all to use them.

Glad you're on the mend DD - but take a break now and again! 


I should get some breakfast - being drinking tea since I got up and did the birds.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:39

How kind David  

They are very admirable Dove - beautiful.

We get those, Torties and Peacocks predominantly. Hoping I can get a few Painted Ladies at some stage,  while I have this garden.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:37

Definitely a Painted Lady David - gorgeous, and in decline  




Red Admiral


That was in my garden round the corner - we got lots of Painted Ladies there 


Euphorbia martinii

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 16:31

It's only a problem when they answer you....

Euphorbia martinii

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:45

The sap doesn't affect me at all but it can irritate some people, so better safe than sorry 


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:28

Think he'll have his work cut out with Novak  Dove, but great to see him through. Would love to see his brother win too  

Are your unmentionables mentionable again?   

Glad you're ok B'man. I don't think I'll get a walk tomorrow unless it's a low level one  

Around ten thousand with no leccy now. We take all that for granted here - not so funny when you're on an exposed island. I felt so sorry for the poor girl reporting from Saltcoats on tv this morning... although that's a place that could benefit from being battered by hurricane force winds.  It's a s***hole   

Euphorbia martinii

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:20

Euphorbias do exude a sap Denno, so don't worry. It would have been best to have left it outside from the start as they're hardy plants, but it'll be fine. Just keep it sheltered from the worst of the weather- plenty of air round it during the day as you've done - until it's hardened off properly and a bit bigger. Come spring it'll grow away and you'll be able to  pot it on again or plant it out depending on size. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:16

Gorgeous pix doc. What a contrast to our current climate! Love the strelitzia, in particular as well as your little friend at the end.  

What is the second plant in the second set? 

David - I've been doing them on the Windows editing doo dah but I use Photobucket to put the pix on here. It's a bit slow for altering sometimes. It's not working at the moment but I might put a few 'before and after' pix on later. 

I'm amazed at the difference the tweaks made. It's not always possible on hills to get the exact shot you want - can't manufacture weather and where the sun is! Being able to just lift and sharpen the colours is fantastic 

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