... with the Canon 70D plus 17-85mm macro lens in hand to see what was about on a (relatively) warm, sunny afternoon.
Peeling bark on the old leylandii stump
A pair of amorous ladybirds who throught they were hidden from prying eyes
Lots of tiny pollen beetles, especially on the tête-a-tete.
A pretty pink Dianthus
A button daisy
Finally a rather tatty Peacock Butterfly on the Heather
It was lovely to get out in the fresh air without having to wrap up like an Inuit.
As so often happens the thing I went out to photograph eluded me.
I had spotted a Bee-fly hovering several times but it was camera shy.
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