Continuing my campaign to convince certain people that bugs can be pretty, here are two images of a psocid, commonly known as a bark louse. Psocids are very small, and easily overlooked. This little louse was the star of a post way back in Autumn 2012, but for some reason I omitted these pictures that time. As ever with my insect photography, the images are as much about the background as the bug itself.
Some more carrelets. The tour is called ‘Stilt Fishing Huts of the Gironde‘, so there will be many more pictures of these delightful little structures. Also, a proper write up of the trip is in the pipe line. I can’t remember exactly which filters I used for this shot, but I am guessing the following combination: .6 ND hard grad, .9 pro glass and circ. polariser.
I am delighted that this little bee has been Commended in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Halictus bees are some of the smallest bees we have in the UK, only about 6mm long. Small but rather pretty.
Last month I posted some photographs of the floods along my local stretch of the River Thames, between Weybridge and Hampton.
As many will know, the Thames has burst its banks again, only more so.
I took these photos today and yesterday. If you are not familiar with the area, these images will not have as much impact but, for locals, the inundated landscape is a weird and frightening sight, strangely beautiful at times, but bringing suffering to so many.
The people I saw being evacuated were outwardly cheerful, putting a brave face on a horrible situation.
Sadly, more rain is forecast for tonight and the rest of the week – I fear the worst is yet to come.