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First Day of Summer - Traigh Beach, Portnaluchaig, Morar
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What with all this warm weather, I’ve been think back to the first warm sunny day of this year, which was in early April, and I was lucky enough to be over at Traigh Beach, near Arisaig. It was warm and it was sunny, even though there was snow still sitting on the tops of the Rùm Cuillin.
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Male stonechat perched on a gorse in full bloom complete with the ubiquitous spidery strands. #rspb_love_nature #natureonyourdoorstep #bwphotography #britishwildlifephotography #birdportrait #ig_countryside #bbcspringwatch #bbcscotlandpics #outandaboutscotland #wildlochaber #scotnature #scottishnaturalheritage #outdoorphotography
Green-veined white butterfly resting on a lady’s smock or cuckoo flower. Image taken using a 300mm f2.8 with a 1.4 tc giving a focal length of 400mm set at f5.6 to render the background soft or to give it a nice bokeh to use the correct terminology. I came across this at the side of our access road and had to sit in the middle of it to get low enough. Fortunately it’s a very quiet road 😱. #butterfly #butterflies #cuckooflower #ladyssmock #greenveinedwhite #wildlochaber #scotnature #scottishnaturalheritage #natureonyourdoorstep #bbcspringwatch #scotlandsbeauty #bbcscotlandpics #visitscotland #outdoorphotography #outandaboutscotland
Mrs Sparrowhawk sat on the garden fence taking a breather. Most kind of her to sit facing me and hold the pose whilst I frantically grabbed my camera. #natureonyourdoorstep #bbcspringwatch #rspb_love_nature #wildlochaber #scotnature #scottishnaturalheritage #sparrowhawk #birdportrait #britishwildlife #britishwildlifephotography #outdoorphotography
Our local comunity woodland at Corpach. Beautiful spring day, but it's the sound that's so striking. A spring woodland immersive experience. There must be a word for it @robgmacfarlane #fortwilliam #corpach #Kilmallie #communitywoodland #woodlandtrust #springbirds #dawnchorus #wildlochaber #wildscotland
We had an unusual visitor to the garden a few days ago - a red legged partridge. It’s the first one I have seen in this area and this one was remarkably confiding and we suspect had become habituated to humans through being fed. A most welcome and striking bird who has now been named Alan. 😂 #natureonyourdoorstep #rspb_love_nature #bbcspringwatch #gardenbirds #gardenbird #wildlochaber #birdportrait #redleggedpartridge
409 Million Miles – Jupiter over Loch Sunart, Rockpool House, Resipole, Sunart .
Insomnia does have some benefits. Here is Jupiter, shining bright in the centre of the constellation of Libra at just after 2 o’clock this morning when I was sitting looking out of the window at the night sky over Loch Sunart. It was at its closest point to Earth for this year at 409 million miles. That’s 5 million miles closer than the last year. .
#rockpoolhouse #resipole #salen #strontian #sunart #ardnamurchan #lochsunart #westhighlandpeninsulas #lochaber #wildlochaber #seefortwilliam #scotland #scottishhighlands #seaview #visitscotland #scotland #ScotSpirit #VisitScotland #outandaboutscotland #LoveScotland #myoutdoorcapital #beautifuldestinations #lovewilderness #visitbritain #nightscape #planet #jupiter #nightsky #stargazing ( #📷 @rockpoolhouse )
409 Million Miles – Jupiter over Loch Sunart, Rockpool House, Resipole, Sunart
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Insomnia does have some benefits. Here is Jupiter, shining bright in the centre of the constellation of Libra at just after 2 o’clock this morning when I was sitting looking out of the window at the night sky over Loch Sunart. It was at its closest point to Earth for this year at 409 million miles. That’s 5 million miles closer than the last year.
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#rockpoolhouse #resipole #salen #strontian #sunart #ardnamurchan #lochsunart #westhighlandpeninsulas #lochaber #wildlochaber #seefortwilliam #scotland #scottishhighlands #seaview #visitscotland #scotland #ScotSpirit #VisitScotland #outandaboutscotland #LoveScotland #outdoorcapitaluk #beautifuldestinations #lovewilderness #visitbritain #nightscape #planet #jupiter #nightsky #stargazing
Castle Tioram - Dorlinn, Moidart
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Castle Tioram from the foreshore at low tide - from this angle, it reminds me of the castle in Monty Python's Holy Grail.
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#rockpoolhouse #resipole #sunart #ardnamurchan #moidart #lochmoidart #castletioram #lochaber #wildlochaber #seefortwilliam #scotland #scottishhighlands #seaview #visitscotland #scotland #ScotSpirit #VisitScotland #outandaboutscotland #LoveScotland #outdoorcapitaluk #beautifuldestinations #lovewilderness #visitbritain #montypython ( #📷 @rockpoolhouse via @latermedia )
Paws for View of a Tennyson’s Waterfall - Tennyson’s Waterfall, Ardtornish, Morvern
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I had a great walk up to Tennyson’s Waterfall on Ardtornish Estate the other week. The falls were in full flow and I got up really close for a good old look.
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#rockpoolhouse #resipole #salen #strontian #sunart #ardnamurchan #morvern @ardtornish #tennysonswaterfall #lochaber #wildlochaber #scotland #scottishhighlands #seaview #visitscotland #scotland #ScotSpirit #LoveScotland #outdoorcapitaluk #beautifuldestinations #visitbritain #fergusthecockerspaniel #pawsforaview #cockerspanielsofinstagram #cockerspaniel #dogstagram #fineafternoon #outforawalk #beenforawalk #waterfall ( #📷 @rockpoolhouse )
Rising over Morvern - Taken from Loch Sunart Shore, Rockpool House, Resipole, Sunart
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Monday night of this week past. The moon and a small dot that is Jupiter, rise over the distant peak of Fuar Bheinn, both golden as the light from them is scattered by airborne dust particles in the Earth’s atmosphere.  If the sky is clear on the night of 8/9 May, look for Jupiter as it officially reaches opposition, meaning it is on the opposite side of the sky from the sun and will make its closest approach to Earth, coming within about 409 million miles. That’s five million miles closer than last year’s opposition, so it should be stunningly bright, outshining even than the nearby brilliant star Spica. Through a good pair of binoculars, you should see it as a disk of light with accompanying system of moons.
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Two Pink Moons - Kentra Moss, Acharacle, Ardnamurchan
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We had the rising of the Pink Full moon east of Ben Resipole on Sunday evening this week. Although it was coloured pink because of the light from the sunset that evening, this is not the reason it is called a Pink Moon. It's actually named after pink wildflowers, ground phlox, which appear in the US and Canada in early spring. There are two pink moons here. Can you spot the other one?
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#rockpoolhouse #resipole #salen #strontian #sunart #ardnamurchan #kentramoss #westhighlandpeninsulas #lochaber #wildlochaber #seefortwilliam #scotland #scottishhighlands #seaview #visitscotland #scotland #ScotSpirit #VisitScotland #outandaboutscotland #LoveScotland #outdoorcapitaluk #beautifuldestinations #lovewilderness #visitbritain #landscapes #fullmoon #moonrise #pinkmoon