Dunyeats Heath

I took a visit to the pond and heathland during the hot spell in July ( well it’s been going all summer really..) and the pond there was as dry as I have seen it.  So dry in fact that you could walk across the middle of it.

Here are some pictures I took of the now small pond.

Panorama of Dunyeats Heath Pond in the drought
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (100mm, f/11, 1/100 sec, ISO640)
Panorama of Dunyeats Heath Pond in the drought
Dry to damper mud
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (110mm, f/16, 1/50 sec, ISO640)
Dry to damper mud
The little remaining water of the pond
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (110mm, f/11, 1/100 sec, ISO640)
The little remaining water of the pond
The cracked mud of Dunyeats Heath pond
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (110mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO640)
The cracked mud of Dunyeats Heath pond

However there was still a lot of wildlife in the dryness.  Small froglets even in the dried mud.

Froglet in dried up pond
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (560mm, f/11, 1/160 sec, ISO640)
Froglet in dried up pond
Looking over the plateau
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (560mm, f/11, 1/640 sec, ISO640)
Looking over the plateau

And dragonflies flying and landing over and around the pond.

Male Broad-bodied Chaser
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (560mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO640)
Male Broad-bodied Chaser
Male Broad-bodied Chaser on a tree root
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (560mm, f/8, 1/1250 sec, ISO640)
Male Broad-bodied Chaser on a tree root

Whilst on the heath – several skippers were flitting about – I managed this close up of one.

Skipper posing on a grass stem
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (560mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec, ISO640)
Skipper posing on a grass stem

All these images above are more closeups than true macro’s as I was shooting on a 100-400mm lens.  Which I also used in this short video.

 

Camera – Canon 5D Mark IV.

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