Sunday, 18 August 2019

A Day at the Garden Centre

Scotsdales, a large garden centre in Cambridge invited members of Cambridge Camera Club to come along to take photos of plants today (Sunday) we mostly split our time between shooting plants on display and bringing them back to the conference room which they had loaned us to try som more controlled set-ups  I was so taken with the blue hydrangea that I brought it home.  Must now buy some ericaceous compost to keep it blue!

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Cambridge Polo Club - 4 August 2019

My first attempt at photographing this sport.  A very friendly atmosphere at the club and excellent facilities. This is a very small selection from my photos on the day

The Flexibility of the Polo Stick

My Ball!

Hot Pursuit

On the Line of the Ball

Goal Scorer's Salute

Making a Run

Monday, 5 August 2019

Gatekeepers, hover fly, flesh fly, wasp spiders and unknown ?wasp?

A group of CCC members went for a bug hunt on Lark Rise Farm nature reserve.  Some of us were keen to see the wasp spiders which had been seen and photographed by Ann Miles'  Ann didn't ley us down. Notice the distinctive ladder in the web. In the meantime we saw hover flies species unknown to me), numerous Gatekeeper butterflies varying from the pristine to the very tatty! Also the Boris Bumble (second picture) and a very patient bee nectaring on the brambles, a flesh fly which I have often seen, but never photographed.  Finally a wasp (I think) on a dandelion.

The "Boris Bee"