Posts tagged “Insects

Dragonfly

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Its cuteness hides one of the the most effective predators in the insect kingdom.


Over The Top

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This metallic bee means no harm. The echinacea needs the bee as much as the bee needs the echinacea. We are all the better for it.


Not All

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Not all our friends are stars.


Looking Forward

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Looking forward often pays off.


Ambition

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Ambition is a steep road.


Sometimes

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Sometimes it pays to be defiant


Just Hanging Out

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Dragonflies hang out in the sun for energy. This one was so tired it stayed for its portrait.


Bubbles For Lunch

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This White Admiral Butterfly seems to have captured a bubble.

 


Grasshopper

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Try as they might they don’t hide very well.

 


Pink Lady Butterfly

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Great eyes on the lady.


Lotus Borer

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As beetles go this one looks like one of the meanest.


Bee Incoming

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I did not notice a scarcity of bees last summer, but I am told that they are under threat. 


Monarch Butterfly (Two Photographs)

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All butterflies must rest and refresh, this one against a nice background.


Cabbage White

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The detail in these small insects is incredible, as is their energy and stamina.


Silvery Checkerspot

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I continue to be amazed at the detail in insects; so small yet so complicated and able.


Along Came the Bee

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I was shooting something else when this bee flew past and landed very close to me. I am not one to miss an opportunity. 


Monster At Large

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It’s a damselfly like dragonflies the more I learn about these killing machines the more fascinating they are. Macabre but true.


Mayfly

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Mayflies have short life spans. They live above water between five minutes (females) and two days (males). Hopefully this one made the most what time it had.


Another Bee in Flight

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Bees are like birds in flight, your speed, both shutter and reflexes need to be optimal. And the results can be worth it.


A Fly

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I am a sucker for insects even evil ones like flies.


A Bee

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My posts this week are all about not missing opportunities and trying new things. In this case it’s improving my bee in flight technique.


American Lady

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They come by their name honestly. A lady wouldn’t flee a camera would she?


Mayfly

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I took this mayfly on some patio glass, the background is just great.


Ants Love Peonies

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I assume they look better like this than through the gardener’s eyes.