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Devon, Holidays, Insects

A Beautiful Demoiselle

by Adrian Tribe

Ivybridge — Here’s a male “Beautiful Demoiselle” damselfly, spotted sunning himself next to a stream just outside Modbury in south Devon. The photograph doesn’t really do it justice, partly because of my photography (!) and partly because uploading to Hi seems to have the effect of downgrading the quality, presumably through compression. Here’s the same photo but at a different size, and hosted on a site el...

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Devon, Holidays, flowers

In the pink

by Adrian Tribe

Salcombe — Never before have I seen so many small pink daisies as I did on my holiday in south Devon. And even when I have seen pink daisies, they’ve only had a pinkish tinge. But these were very strongly colo...

Trains, Holidays, Devon

Living the high life!

by Adrian Tribe

Paignton — One of the wonderful blessings of modern digital life is the ability to take huge numbers of photos without worrying about processing and printing costs. Having just got back from a two-week holiday ...

Holidays, Devon, birds

Twit twooo!

by Adrian Tribe

Ivybridge — The screeching one evening while on holiday was quite distinctive, and persistent. We could hear it from indoors, so we ventured out in the dark to explore, and were rewarded with the sight of two ba...

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