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Robbrown Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Well this is the inaugural posting here, to those who see it Welcome to TN, this should be the 1st of many wildlife pictures.
These are a whole bunch of Six spot burnet moth adults having their first lunch having emerged in their thousnds on the sand Dune nature reserve between Ravenglass and Drigg, the area is an (SSSI) site of special scinetific intrest, and there by a protected area, in fact the main reason it is there is because there is a colony of Natterjack Toads breeding there. Sorry no pictures of them, not because I did not get the chance but because of their level of protection in the UK means I am not allowed by law to picticture them with-out a goverment licence, so as not to disturb them.
These series of sand dunes are covered in course grasses and a few bits of shrubs no trees, there were lots of other butterfly speices to be seen , but on this dat the burnets held court across the site. they where very difficult to get good shots because of the difference in contrast between them and any background you could find, either I ended up with no details in the moths or over-exposed skys or grass leaves.Here they are feeding on a form of thistle, the other plant they where massing on was the wild thyme growing on the thousands of ant nest mounds also on the site. this may give you the idea how rich this site is in wildlife.later they will belaying eggs which will become caterpillars like this one
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Robbrown Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
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Edited by:Jean-Luc Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 3 N: 17] (73)

Voici le résultat de mon idée.
J'ai recadré et ajouté un peu de contraste.
Cordialement
Jean-Luc