Saturday, 19 December 2015

My top 5 of 2015.



Thanks for coming to my blog. Here are my top 5 favourite photos from 2015. Check out my website for more of my photos. www.purplefacephotography.co.uk :)


#5 Blue Tit in Tree


This photo is one of those once in a lifetime shots. It was taken quickly & with carelessness but it turned out surprisingly well. The fact the bird is about to take off too makes the shot a little more interesting.

#4 Milky Way from Anglesey


This is a shot I've wanted to get for a long time. It is my no means perfect but to actually see the milkyway from a little town in Anglesey was breathtaking. I'll be going back here in 2016 for sure.

#3 Grebe in Golden Hour


I took this on a camping weekend with my Dad and my other half. I love this shot because it represents the weekend itself - tranquil, quiet & at one with nature. Lazy summer days.

#2 Blackpool Tower & Red Arrows 


I adore this shot because it represents my childhood of watching planes & being in Blackpool with my grandparents. I love the little bit of blue sky where the red arrows are. I love the whole composition & the vast amounts of people in the background.

#1 Aurora from Ashton-under-Lyne


This shot is something special. Never in a million years would I have expected to photograph the aurora literally up the road from where I live. And to actually see it with my naked eye was completely amazing. I have never been happier! I've seen the aurora in Sweden but to actually see it in Manchester was an experience I'll never ever forget. 

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Skipper Butterflies, so far...

I love Skippers, they have fascinated me ever since I spotted my first one back in 2010.

Since then, I've photographed them every year. Here's a small post dedicated to them! 

2010
Bathing

2011
Summer Skipper

2012
Resting Place

2013
Brand New

2014













2015

...still waiting for them to emerge, any day now! 

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Hartshead Pike 2/2/2014

Today we wandered up to Hartshead Pike











. I took a few shots but mainly with my phone.


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Anglesey Butterflies/Moths

It was my first time holidaying in Anglesey & the spot we stayed in was beautiful. We stayed in a little village called Llangaffo in some pretty lodges with an absolutely stunning view. The owner of the lodges owns the land surrounding the lodges so we had an opportunity to walk along incredibly beautiful farmland. I was surprised at the amount of butterflies around & spent the holiday searching for different types, many I'd never seen before.

So here's a small list of the butterflies that we saw over the week.

Peacock


Meadow Brown


Small White (no pic)
Large White (no pic)
Comma (no pic)
Green Veined


Red Admiral


Gatekeeper (no pic)
Speckled Wood


Small Copper


Common Blue


Painted Lady


Wall


Small Tortoiseshell


And a magpie moth


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