I had a meeting with the docs yesterday. They say I'm just about ready to head back out into civilised society. They say I need to be careful though (I'm not fully cured yet) but if I finish the program, I can be trusted on my own outside of the crazy corner. So here goes...
Thanks everyone for your help and support. It was tough gong in places (very tough), but with your help, I stuck with it. You be pleased to know the project did it's job. I'm now as keen as ever to get more shots so, even though I didn't get to do all I wanted to with this project (I seemed to have stumbled across macro stuff and stuck with it for much longer than intended) I will consider this whole affair worthwhile.
For those just starting a 365 or thinking of doing so, I heartily encourage it. Just remember not to be too strict; bend the rules (hell, even break them) where needed, and just do what you enjoy.
Thanks again. I still have to check back in from time to time so they can monitor my progress, so I'll catch up with you all at some point!. Congratulations to all those who have managed to get a pass out of the crazy corner too
Thanks Phil. Pretty much all the bugs were taken in my back garden (there are a few exceptions). In summer I just would do a quick tour of the surrounding hedges and that's where I found the majority of flies, bees, wasps etc. In autumn time they were becoming a bit scarce, so I had to look for smaller targets (much smaller as it turned out). Thankfully I'd invested in a new macro lens so could now get up to 5x magnification. Most of the bugs in the last quarter of the year I found under fallen leaves.