Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 9th June, 2010)
Photo: John Harrison (Canon 450D, 250 th on F8, 18 to 85 mm leans)
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.
Superb photo John, but someone has to explain Wutchie to me.
Nice photo of what looks to me like a Snipe Fly (Rhagio scolopacea) - definitely not a Dragonfly of any sort.
Superb photograph. I tried to get around the Wutchie last evening. But barricades prevented access.
Dragonfly has four wings, longer body and blue in colour.
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.
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.
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.
Good shot John .Wutchie is a slag heap in the shape of a big w.
Good photo - thanks, John :o)
The woochie was itself featured on photo-a-day a while ago:
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.
Superb shot John - though if it made a move I'd be off!! LOL
The snipe fly, does this make a very loud buzzing sound?
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.
"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)