Large Red Damselfly

Posted by barnoid Fri, 30 May 2008 21:24:58 GMT

Large Red Damselfly
pyrrhosoma nymphula

Azure Damselflies (probably)

Posted by barnoid Fri, 30 May 2008 21:24:53 GMT

Azure Damselflies (probably)
I’m pretty sure these are Azure Damselflies. The male is gripping the female while they take a break from laying eggs in the pond. Coenagrion puella

Large Red Damselfly

Posted by barnoid Fri, 30 May 2008 21:24:42 GMT

Large Red Damselfly
pyrrhosoma nymphula

Large Red Damselflies Laying

Posted by barnoid Fri, 30 May 2008 21:24:35 GMT

Large Red Damselflies Laying
pyrrhosoma nymphula

Banksy 1

Posted by barnoid Thu, 22 May 2008 15:22:22 GMT

Banksy 1
The lean-to shed came down from around the Banksy on the side of the Prince Albert today and all looks the same as it was before except….. (the plot thickens) Update: This seems to have become quite a popular photo which is ironic since it was taken to illustrate a no longer genuine Banksy. Also there are much better pictures of this particular piece on flickr. Incidentally, the footballer next to it probably isn’t and never was by Banksy. I saw a card on sale at the library that claims it is. Another update: a much better Banksy related photo that I took: www.flickr.com/photos/barnoid/4449367540/

Banksy 2

Posted by barnoid Thu, 22 May 2008 15:22:22 GMT

Banksy 2
Where before it had Banksy’s signature tag, now it just says "FACSIMILE". Word on the street is that it’s been sold. Update: this seems to have been painted over. How odd.

Homemade Arduino

Posted by barnoid Wed, 21 May 2008 23:07:41 GMT

Homemade Arduino
This is a fully Arduino-compatible setup based on the Arduino breadboard except with a USB to serial converter and an RS232 level shifter instead of the FTDI chip. I used the parallel cable I’d made previously to burn the bootloader, then I was able to program it and to communicate with it via USB. This was all done using the normal Arduino software on Linux.

Still got frogs

Posted by barnoid Mon, 05 May 2008 13:23:17 GMT

Still got frogs
It’s the first time I’ve seen an adult in a while. Plenty of tadpoles around though. Taken through a circular polariser to reduce reflection from the water.

Damselfly Larva

Posted by barnoid Mon, 05 May 2008 13:23:03 GMT

Damselfly Larva
The pond is currently crowded with these.

Embassy Court

Posted by barnoid Sun, 04 May 2008 00:21:23 GMT

Embassy Court
Shot on film, scanned from print.