Kilwood & Blue Pool

Visited Kilwood reserve &  the adjacent Norden reserve on the last weekend of August in the search of the last brood of butterflies & dragonflies. The dragonflies are normally found in the Norden reserve, however this time around did not spot 1 at all, with a lot of the reserve inaccessible due to the plant growth. I did come across a Common-blue butterfly, a Green-veined butterfly and a hoverfly within the Kilwood reserve. All of them drying off after a sharp heavy shower.

The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus).

Common Blue, Kilwood
Common Blue, Kilwood
Olympus OM-D EM-5 & Zuiko Olympus 90mm F2 macro film lens at F4

Common Blue wings open, Kilwood
Common Blue wings open, Kilwood
Olympus OM-D EM-5 & Zuiko Olympus 90mm F2 macro film lens at F4

The Green-veined White (Pieris napi)

Green-veined White, Kilwood
Green-veined White, Kilwood
Olympus OM-D EM-5 & Zuiko Olympus 90mm F2 macro film lens at F5.6

The Hoverfly (Syrphidae)

Hoverfly, Kilwood
Hoverfly, Kilwood
 Olympus OM-D EM-5 & Zuiko Olympus 90mm F2 macro film lens at F4

Due to the lack of activity, decided to visit for the 1st time the Blue Pool, a close by attraction. The price in my view is a little steep, £5.50 for an adult, if you just wish to walk around the pool like I did. I did not make use of any of the facilities. No trade descriptions the pool is blue.

Not the best picture as I was only carrying my 90mm macro lens

Blue Pool
Blue Pool
Olympus OM-D EM-5 & Zuiko Olympus 90mm F2 macro film lens at F8

Again, very little in the way of activity apart from Emerald Damselflies (Lestes sponsa)

Emerald Damselfly, Blue Pool
Emerald Damselfly, Blue Pool
Olympus OM-D EM-5 & Zuiko Olympus 90mm F2 macro film lens at F4

Close up Emerald Damselfly, Blue Pool
Close up Emerald Damselfly, Blue Pool
Olympus OM-D EM-5 & Zuiko Olympus 90mm F2 macro film lens at F4

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Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

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