A Great Tit (Parus major) perches on a piece of Milky Quartz.
A Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) has some ground clearance issues as it scurries across a stony forest track. These beetles exude a foul red liquid as a defence mechanism, hence the name.
The beautiful structure revealed from within a fallen oak branch.
Some of the fantastic fruit & berry bounty of the local trees & shrubs – Guelder Rose Berries, Rose Hips, Apples, Blackberries.
A simple blackthorn table-lamp stem, that I’ve been turning on the lathe. Made me start thinking about how much Trees & Shrubs give to us.
Sibling Rivalry Conflict – Two young sparrows aggressively state their dominance. Yesterday’s feeding time turned sour!
Sparrow Family Dinner – A pair of young sparrows wait to be fed by their parent.
Balance King Framed – A male Common Blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) balances on the stem of a rush.
Dragonfly exuvia – the moulted exoskeleton left behind when the aquatic Naiad emerges to fly as a Dragon (fly).
A Wild Rabbit stands tall looking & listening for danger.
(Insect Eye) Hoverflies are beneficial pollinators & fascinating to watch. Here’s a macro portrait of a hoverfly on knapweed – showing detail of their amazing compound eyes.
(Giraffe Portrait) Pleased to present my latest digital artwork – A Giraffe looks at their portraitist, somewhat whimsically.