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Roger Butterfield
Sheffield, UK
An ecologist and photographer based in the north of England.
Interests: Flora, fauna, fungi, photography, walking.
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I have downgraded my Typepad blog, 'The Magpie's Hoard', to a microblog because I haven't had time to write any lengthy posts for a couple of years. Continue reading
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Nov 27, 2011
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Three of my photos appear in the Winter 2011 edition of Plantlife Magazine. The images are used to illustrate an article titled 'Three cheers for fungi' by Professor Roy Watling. You can view more photos of fungi on my website.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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On a recent visit to Abernethy Forest in the Scottish Highlands, I came across a number of specimens of tooth fungi (Hydnellum sp.). According to 'Mushrooms' by Roger Phillips, at least four different species of Hydnellum occur in Scottish pine... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia). Photographed near Dale Dike Reservoir, South Yorkshire. [Please note: All of the images that I publish on the web are copyrighted: © Roger Butterfield, all rights reserved. Please do not download or use my pictures in publications,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
@ John Charles: Thanks! @ Ian Yates: These shots were taken with the Zuiko 50-200mm zoom lens, which has a minimum focus distance of about 1.3 metres. I also use the Zuiko 50mm macro lens; the detail is better, but you have to get much closer to the subject.
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Here are a couple more shots of red admirals from Wednesday's visit to Deep Dale: [Please note: All of the images that I publish on the web are copyrighted: © Roger Butterfield, all rights reserved. Please do not download or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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Yesterday I paid another visit to the Plantlife nature reserve at Deep Dale in Derbyshire. The lower parts of the dale were covered in a violet-blue haze of devil's-bit scabious. Butterflies, bees and other nectar-feeding insects seem to find the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas), with a heather fly (Bibio pomonae) in the background. Photographed near Rocher Head Farm, South Yorkshire. [Please note: All of the images that I publish on the web are copyrighted: © Roger Butterfield, all rights reserved.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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One of my photos appears on the front page of the League Against Cruel Sports website. The subject is a red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica), which I photographed on Lost Lad Hill in the Peak District back in December 2004.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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Yesterday I headed out to Rocher Blog near High Bradfield, hoping to take some pictures of dragonflies. I got some fairly good shots of black darters there a few years ago and I wanted to see if I could do... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
Many of my photographs are available as prints and cards from my print-on-demand gallery at RedBubble. As of today, RedBubble is offering premium quality archival Kodak Endura photographic prints: "Ideal for self framing and printed on Kodak Endura archival quality... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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Outside our back door is a large ornamental pot, which we planted some years ago with an African lily (Agapanthus sp). Thankfully, the plant survived last winter’s severe frosts and seems to be thriving. This season it has produced six... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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One of my photos of the Peak District appears on page 16 of Plantlife Magazine (Summer 2011 edition). The image is used to illustrate an article about Plantlife's Deep Dale Nature Reserve, situated near the village of Sheldon in Derbyshire.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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It's that time of year when grassland abounds with red and black burnet moths. Last Friday I visited the flower-rich limestone grassland along the edge of Anston Stones Wood. Burnet moths were everywhere: feeding on flower-heads, buzzing slowly through the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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I have just finished revamping the Birds portfolio on my website. Prints of the images are available via my Photobox Pro Gallery. [Please note: All of the images that I publish on the web are copyrighted: © Roger Butterfield, all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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One of my photos of the Cornish coast appears across pages 84 and 85 of BBC History Magazine (August 2011 edition). The image is used to illustrate an article in the 100 Places That Made Britain series, which describes the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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I have just finished revamping the Fungi portfolio on my website. It now contains about 50 images most of which are identified down to species level. I plan to add a lot more pictures this autumn. Prints of these images... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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I came across this mating pair of Oak Eggar moths at Agden Side, near High Bradfield. They were actually copulating on the footpath, so I decided to move them to nearby vegetation for their own safety. Once I had picked... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have revamped the Wild Flowers portfolio on my website. It now contains about 100 images of 70 different species. I plan to add a lot more pictures before the end of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
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Ten of my landscape photographs appear in Britain's Best Seaside Escapes, a travel guide from New Holland Publishers. "Britain's Best Seaside Escapes is a beautifully photographed guide to 38 seaside holiday locations as well as lesser- known but outstanding coastal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at The Magpie's Hoard
Thanks Shaun!
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