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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Long-tailed blue

Well, this was a surprise today! Just after lunch there was a tweet from Ivan Lakin to say he had a long-tailed blue in his kitchen in Dawlish. Wow, I thought - lucky guy, imagine finding one of those. Then another tweet from Ivan inviting people to go and see it, so I did...I was looking after my son, so Jacob had to come too. It was sitting quietly in a jam jar on his kitchen table been admired by half a dozen other people when we got there. The lighting in the kitchen didn't lend itself to photography but here's my best effort with the ISO cranked up to 3200 and the macro lens shut down to f3.2, through glass - and the result's not good...

Long-tailed blue: R. Harris
Long-tailed blue: R. Harris
Huge thanks to Ivan for allowing everyone to come into his home to see it (the second he's found!!) and an extra big thanks to Jacob for his patience...though it did cost me an extra £30 in ToysRUs at Exeter on the way home...bless.

2 comments:

  1. It was certainly a stunning beast :) What a ☆ Ivan was let everyone trample through his home to see it :)

    There are a few more photos on the Dawlish Warren blog, as they released it on the Warren...
    http://dawlishwarren.blogspot.co.uk/2013_07_01_archive.html

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  2. Many thanks for the update on that - stunning photos of it on the Dawlish Warren blog!

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