Drove to Thursley Common tonight after work. This is probably the last time I'll be able to do after-work photography this year, as the nights are really drawing in now, and happily the weather was lovely.
The Common is famous for its reptiles, some of which I photographed earlier this year - http://nickburtonswildlifephotography.blogspot.com/2010/04/thursley-common.html. I did see a couple this evening too, but they were too warm (and therefore too mobile) to photograph, and disappeared before I could get close.
There were plenty of Grasshoppers though :-)
Another far corner composition - I think these work really well. Here's the same guy a little closer:
There seem to be a lot of spiders around this year. Our front garden is full of webs. There were plenty on the common tonight too:
To photograph this little fella I had to lay face up on the boardwalk and dangle my head off the edge, shooting directly upwards. I got a funny look from a passing jogger - thing is though, I think he will find it is his pastime which is inexplicable, not mine :-)
I really need to do more macro - I haven't done anything like enough this summer. Too busy with the feathered friends I guess. Speaking of which, this Woodpecker landed nearby just as I was clambering back onto the boardwalk:
This weekend I'm hoping to find time to visit Bushey Park to photograph the Deer rut. That will be an early start!