I’m in an awful quandary at the moment. I currently use my Panasonic Lumix FZ200 (bridge camera) for all of my photography. It has a superb Leica lens and an excellent macro setting. The trouble is I keep wanting to improve my macro, and am probably far to critical of my efforts, which could always … Continue reading Do I Really Need A New Macro lens?
My hubby recently built me a moth trap but as soon as he’d finished it the weather immediately turned rainy and windy, so I had to wait. Last night seemed pretty good so we set it up, and this morning I rushed down to see if I’d caught anything. The first thing I noticed was … Continue reading The Moth Trap
The Praying Mantis : Mantis religiosa Invertebrate Carnivore Female praying mantises often decapitate and eat their partners during mating Praying mantises skewer their victims with lightning speed Many ancient cultures held special beliefs about the praying mantis Praying mantises have bulging eyes and heads that can swivel 180 degrees The praying mantis eats nothing but … Continue reading It’s the P.M, (Praying Mantis) not Theresa May!
So many textures to choose from, especially in nature, but what could be more beautiful than a pure white feather! This was a macro shot of a very small feather. Weekly Photo Challenge Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture
The sunflowers are quite often enormous, just look how these blooms dwarf the honey bees that come to feast on them. I love the way the bees are coated with speckles of yellow pollen! Continue reading At the Heart of the Sunflower
The bush crickets have been serenading us, there must be hundreds in the woods, zizzing in the hot and humid evening! Continue reading The Chirpers are at it!
I’m assuming these are both damsel flies. If anyone knows exactly what type they are I’d love to know! Continue reading Damsels
The Earth is for Miners It’s not just man that digs and delves – these are tiny miner bees, notice their legs covered in pollen They dig down and create little cone-shaped casts Then one of them appears to guard the entrance We have six or eight of their little mining casts in the centre … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth
Hoping my fellow blogger Pete Hillman may know the correct name for this little crab spider! Continue reading Crab Spider
I was thinking back to green insects and remembered the bush cricket who posed so well for photos. He had such an alien face! Continue reading WPC: It IS Easy Being Green 2
The Carpenter Bee – Abeille charpentiere – Xylocopa violacea A solitary bee about 25mm to 30mm long, glossy black all over with sparse black hairs. The opaque wings are dark brown with a lilac coloured sheen. Today is warm and sunny and they are coming to the winter jasmine. I’ve been trying to snap a … Continue reading The Carpenter Bee
You never know what you’ll find when you lift up a log. On this occasion it was Mr Woodlouse. Continue reading Woodlouse