A colourful find at Emmetts Garden

Earlier this week I decided to venture out into the wind and rain and take some pictures. It was a challenge to see what I could find to photograph in these horrible conditions and so after the school run one morning, I ventured off to Emmetts Garden, a hillside garden managed by the National Trust in Kent.

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Despite the rain and wind, and the fact most of its peers had died back, this plant was continuing to flower. It was a noticeable dash of colour among the other plants.

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Peacock butterfly takes a rest

When you’re out with your camera and something as colourful as this butterfly comes into view, it would be criminal not to take the picture. This image was taken on my recent trip to Mayfield Lavender Farm and I did much more than take one image. I followed this butterfly around for ages taking snaps as it flew from plant to plant because I was so mesmerised by its colourful wings.

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A stunningly beautiful peacock butterfly that I snapped as it flew from plant to plant at Mayfield Lavender Farm.

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Close up!

I’ve had a manic week. The lead up to Father’s Day is always a manic time for us dad bloggers and there’s been ongoing stress with our impending house move. It was, therefore, nice to simply take some time out for myself one afternoon and wander off into some nearby meadow land to practice my close up photography.

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It’s been a manic week so it was a delight to take myself off for a short while and practice my close up photography.

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It’s all in the detail

By rights this photograph should be a write-off but I’m quite pleased with he results. I took the image in some very poor lighting conditions so I wasn’t expecting great results. Every time I look at it, I see something I hadn’t noticed before. It proves that sometimes what matters is all in the detail.

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The lighting conditions weren’t very good when I took this image so I didn’t have high hopes. When I saw the final results, I was very surprised by the detail I had managed to capture.

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