This evening I returned from a successful five days on the Isle of Eigg (images to follow soon) with TimParkin, TamaraKuzminski, UniB, PaulArthurPhotography and Jenny McLennan. The weather was perhaps a little too settled for our liking and a virus took out three of the group during the stay but the worst problem was the Scottish Midge.
I survived unscathed but others among us were badly chewed. This image was made in June, just as the female (biting) midges proliferate. The grass around the building was long, lush and wet following rain. Within seconds I was surrounded by thousands of insects all after a meal. Wearing Avon Skin so Soft ( other repellants are also available) stopped them biting but didn't stop them getting into everything including the camera. Fortunately there were no black spots on my images but the 30 minutes at this location were a living hell.