It’s Spring here…

For my birthday we went to the Read Jardin Botanico in Madrid. Yeah, we’ve been there before, but this time it was warm, and sunny, and I had my macro lens with me.

My plan was to take photos of flowers in bloom and more technical photos of insects in activity.

Well, the first part came out ok, but the second?!
Impossible! Those insects never stop moving!!
I definitely need some more practice…and maybe some honey.
Yeah, honey could be useful!

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A cherry bonsai blossoms
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..closer……
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Even the leaves are starting to come back to life!
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Unidentified yellow flowers that smelt wonderful
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So beautiful
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Even some butterflies were out and about
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Incredible, right?
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Camellia
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My favourite photo of the day
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The most difficult insect to take photos of! So fast and SO SCARED!
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Odd colours. And odd names, too – we discovered that daffodils and irises have the strangest names! To name some: Winston Churchill, Sharp Shooter, Drama Queen, Shirley Temple, Sopra il Vulcano and King of Ice.
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Posing. Finally a cooperative insect.
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Another cooperative one. I think it was sleeping.
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The shy one
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Uhm…too close?
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“Please, the entrance is this way. Come, come on in..”
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Magnolia
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Nearly there!
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Mimosa, just in time for Women’s Day!
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