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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 9th June, 2010) Views: 3,667 
Dragonfly
 Dragonfly   by John Harrison  (Canon 450D, 250 th on F8, 18 to 85 mm leans)
Taken at the back of the Wutchie.

Comment by Ken R on 9th June 2010 at 00:08
Terrific shot, how close were you to it?
Wutchie has many memories for me I could see it close up every day from my front window.


Comment by Derek platt on 9th June 2010 at 05:52
Superb photo John, but someone has to explain Wutchie to me.


Comment by Dave on 9th June 2010 at 08:10
Nice photo of what looks to me like a Snipe Fly (Rhagio scolopacea) - definitely not a Dragonfly of any sort.


Comment by Ron D on 9th June 2010 at 08:50
Superb photograph. I tried to get around the Wutchie last evening. But barricades prevented access.


Comment by Dave pike on 9th June 2010 at 09:22
Dragonfly has four wings, longer body and blue in colour.


Comment by Fred Mason on 9th June 2010 at 10:53
Dave Pike? Is that you from Wigan Grammar School 1957?

Great photo, John. The depth of field is superb. Well done. Does look like a dragonfly though.


Comment by David Barker on 9th June 2010 at 12:18
Nice photo John good detail,and something different.
Derek the Wutchie is a slag heap from the pits in the area ,at Aspull Wigan,also known as Woodshaw rook.


Comment by Cyril on 9th June 2010 at 13:10
Superb photo John! I'd never heard of a Snipe Fly Dave so I Googled it and so it is, apparently for some reason not known they prefer to perch on a tree with their head facing downwards.

http://www.cirrusimage.com/fly_snipe_Rhagio.htm


Comment by A Parr australia on 9th June 2010 at 13:10
Good shot John .Wutchie is a slag heap in the shape of a big w.


Comment by Jo Anne on 9th June 2010 at 13:24
Good photo - thanks, John :o)

The woochie was itself featured on photo-a-day a while ago:
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/photoaday.php?photo=2009-10-08


Comment by Derek platt on 9th June 2010 at 21:21
David thank you for the explanation of the Wutchie. Actually I've walked over it with my brother once when I went with Wigan hiking club a few years ago.


Comment by Maverick on 10th June 2010 at 16:59
Superb shot John - though if it made a move I'd be off!! LOL


Comment by Ken R on 11th June 2010 at 00:15
The snipe fly, does this make a very loud buzzing sound?


Comment by John H on 12th June 2010 at 11:38
Thanks to you all for your wonderful compliments. for those who are interested. The pond over the back of the whutchie is full of Newts, a sight we dont see much of these days.


Comment by Art on 13th June 2010 at 01:01
"Wutchie" is a corrupt word of "Woodshie", which is a Wigan way of describing "Woodshaw"
For example, Longshaw Common near Billinge, is in local twang, pronounced "Lungshie Commun";o)


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