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Old and ugly

A little duller

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Hovver

Harvestman hiding

Seed head

Bees messing

Bee working

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As July draws on

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Berries

Moth in hiding

Harvestmen

berry

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Old and ugly

More colour

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Dragon

Fly without butter

Dragonfly

Brown butterfly

Butterfly

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My first camera

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Or perhaps better, the first camera I bought myself in 1981 from a huge photo warehouse on the edge of London. The Pentax MX was a classic manual camera (with TTL metering) and precious little else. Solidly built, it could be dragged out in all sorts of weather. The control seems so limited now, but the light meter was pretty accurate and quick to check. The lights in the clear viewfinder allowed easy viewing, so it was just a matter of experience to nudge the exposure over or under as required to compensate for the local conditions: the cost of film restricted the number of shots and even though I rolled my own from 100m lengths of Ilford FP4 or HP5, I still didn't want to waste any shots. This was my second camera (once I had bought a 'pro' LX) for 20+ years. I miss the simplicity. Now I struggle to remember where the million features are hidden (though I'm still, for the present, using a Pentax); even worse when I switch from one camera to another and everything changes a bit.

Pentax MX, vintage 1981

Pentax MX, vintage 1981

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Old and ugly

And another hot day

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Dinner time

T'other brown

Dragon is watching

brown

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Old and ugly

Hot hot hot

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Nibble time

Harvestman

Bee confident

Leaf

Comma

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Old and ugly

Hot again

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A lot less bother

Bee happy

Precarious

Waiting at the gate

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Old and ugly

Getting hotter

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Sitting pretty

Still life

Catching the morning rays

New covid variant

Flowers on a date

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Old and ugly

Fighting flies

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Messy but home

Hanging in there

Not guilty

Watchful

Beware

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Old and ugly

Summer

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Dragon watching

Speckled wood

On the prowl

Some mothtake

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Old and ugly

Long time no see

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Pondering

Bee happy

You looking at me

Standing out

Be seeing you

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Old and ugly

Back on the job

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Scorpion

a little moment

Take off

beetle

Little grasshopper

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Old and ugly

Better today, wetter yesterday

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explorer

yellow

explorer in red

hairy

explorer in pink

destroyer

scales

festival of flies

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Old and ugly

Once more with feeling

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sting of the scorpion

looking up

wonder in red

double trouble

wouldn't melt

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Old and ugly

Yet some more June action

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Which end is which?

Take-off

Taxiing on the runway

Fly

Lacey

Dapper in red

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Another day at a loose end

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Beetle on brink

Upside down

Going down

Prowling

shadow

on the lookout


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Old and ugly

Another day back at the ranch

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odd

Harvestman

questing beast


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Old and ugly

Sunny delight

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intrepid

Not wriggling

Struggle

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Old and ugly

More unlikely weather

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Eye contact

lot less bovver

crane

leaf

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Old and ugly

Bank Holiday blues

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lunch on the go

There be dragons

bugs at it

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Old and ugly

Coming alive

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on the march

beetle

on the edge

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Old and ugly

They are all at it

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fly

Weevil

at it in public

Ladybird in pursuit

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Old and ugly

Bit buggier

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bug in green

bug less green

fly

who knows what darkness lies within?

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Old and ugly

Gloomy all around

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Two peas

Two homeless peas

slime

signs and wonders

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Old and ugly

Dark again

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Wood

end of blue

wet

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