Unfortunately I had to leave the Dordogne and one week of jogtrot of life passed by already. Two weeks of holiday were too short to photograph all the things I liked to and to clear up my mind and find some rest.
Every morning when I was out early and photographed resting butterflies, I was accompanied by the beautiful sound of the Golden Oriole. Every evening at least four Tawny Owls were calling and, sitting under the roof with a glass of wine, I also enjoyed the little night creatures like a lot of moths, spiders, field crickets and cockchafers which were attracted by the light.
The male cockchafers were flying uncontrolled and with a lot of power against the two lights, lying helpless upside down on the ground and after minutes climbing up again and repeating their kamikaze flight to the lights.......I think that some of them were suffering from concussion.
The next weeks/month I need to study a lot for my two examinations at the end of June so I will not photograph much until the summer holiday. Due to my study activities I will take a little break which means that I do not exactly know when I will have time to write for this blog.
Tomorrow it will be my last day in paradise.....I’m a bit sad that I have to leave this beautiful place as every day, I met or found something special to photograph.
Yesterday, I was very excited when I saw a Blue butterfly which looked a little bit different, it was resting Green-Underside Blue (link/new page will be added soon); unfortunately he disappeared when the sun came out for a few minutes. The last time I saw this beautiful butterfly species was in 1994 in the Black Forest/Germany. Fortunately, today when I returned to the meadow, I found him again and he was very cooperative and I could photograph him decently.
Next week my website will be updated and I will add a lot of photos. To give you an impression of my trip, I already added the gallery Dordogne.
ici est magnifique!
The first week rushed past with a lot of special en memorable butterfly encounters. Next to butterflies I met a lot of other little creatures like a Fire Salamander and a lot of jumping spiders who are 'looking around' on places which are not suitable for tripods unfortunately.
Till now I met 23 butterfly species around the accomodation and I haven't met some common one's!
The butterflies which I found were 'fresh' butterflies like this Small Blue (Cupido minimus) and till now the weather circumstances are perfect as the most popular butterfly meadow is down-hill with less wind.
I was very delighted meeting the Duke of Burgundy (link/new page will be added soon) as the last time I photographed this butterfly decently, I was using slides.....and like a real Duke he was very cooperative!
The second and last week has started and as the temperatures will rising each day, I'm very curious if I will find new and/or other species!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.