Alex, aged 12. This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially badgers, hares and Kingfishers.
I have now stopped blogging on this account but I will leave it running.
Look at my new blog at www.appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com
Here are some of my favourite photos that I have taken.
Some of my favourite photos
Sunday 2 August 2015
Borrowing a camera with macro lens
My Grampy lent my sister a camera with a macro lens, so I thought I would have a go with it.
I started off in the garden taking a couple of photos of butterflies, then took the camera out in to the field next door.
Out in the field the sky is full of thistle down. As the wind catches the seeds they float towards the East like flakes of snow.
Down inbetween the plants, tiny threads of spider web shine in the sunlight as they stretch across the gaps.
Here the sticky strands trap unsuspecting flies, bees and the odd ladybird where the poor insects will become a spiders meal.
A bee and a spider
Some of the flowers that were fully open, at the top of the plants, appeared to be the most popular with sometimes two or three bees or hoverflies trying to get to the nectar.