It is a lovely camp site just outside Ruthin.
The Terrible Twosome have settled in ok after the drive :)
it must have been a stunning house when in good condition, such a shame to see it like this now
a few of the locals are watching us, mother and...
Awwwwww cute :)
the next morning we are heading for Eyarth Rocks , its about 40 minutes walk up into the hills :) looking a beautiful day for a nice walk even if the butterflies are not there.
Taking the bridal way i have just shot this miner bee on a dandylion flower:)
Heading up the steep path through the woods that will eventually come out at the reserve , the silver birch make a good contrast with the bluebells
Moll in a sea of Forget-me-Knots :D
Finally we come to the reserve entrance , in the clearings Bracken just starting to come up and bluebells still in flower, would be great to photograph a butterfly sitting on one of those :)
This is the area where the Pearls should be found , i have a good look while we are walking through but cannot see any butterflies .
It is quite warm now and the sun is starting to come through the light cloud giving lovely light, If i can find something to shoot! Jan and the dogs are taking a rest near the top.........while i go for a hunt.
After just a few minutes i have just spotted my first Pearl :) Yay!
This is the area , i have spotted 3 or 4 now and they look like they must have just emerged as they are not flying too far before settling.
Now to find a nicely perched Butterfly :)
Found one on a Bracken frond, just sitting drying its wings, this will make a perfect subject to photograph:)
moving slightly i can get out of focus blue bells give a different background colour :)
It has flown a short distance with me chasing it and perched halfway up an old stem , love the back lit wings :D
and now to get the mpe-65 out to do a portrait :) focus stacked to increase depth of field
I'm happy now , so we are continuing the walk and i have just shot this dandy :)
We are now back to the field after a really good morning walk , agreat avenue of trees and ..........
the end of a good day :)
its "Yoda" the sheep :D
A normal Lamb :)
a magnificent oak.