Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Shades of Green

There were somedays over the Bank Holidays when it was so hot that, rather than plod all over the landscape in search of wildlife, I decided to just sit in the grass under the shade of a tree and explore the wildlife within immediate reach of a macro lens. ....... like this infant froghopper larva producing a bubblebath of plant sap....

.... and this spider suspender in an almost invisible web....

.... and these two minute flies (Sepsis spp.?) with eyes like garnets.

13 comments:

  1. Simply stunning images. I particularly like the first shot. Wonderful feel, fabulous composition.

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  2. Gorgeous photos. Love your blog. It is a continuing delight.

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  3. Thanks Tim - I wish I'd discovered your blog sooner -brilliant!

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  4. Thanks for the kind comments Fernenland, and for visiting...

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  5. Stunning pictures......it's what i feel like doing.

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  6. Super pic of the froghopper larva. Linda

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  7. Lovely macro photos. I was looking for cuckoo spit and froghopper larvae on Sunday when leading a 'Minibeast walk', but it's still a bit early for it up here.

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  8. Super pictures again Phil, thanks for letting us see them.

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  9. Hi Adrian, I'm well into low-energy-expenditure photography, preferably with a glass of cold beer within easy reach...

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  10. Thanks Linda, I'm rather fond of these little insects, especially when the adults ping around the garden in summer

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  11. Hi Swanscote, it's the first I've seen. I'm strongly tempted to visit some of those wonderful places on your blog...

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  12. Hi Toffeeapple, amazing amount of life in the undergrowth, isn't there?

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  13. thank you for all the lovely pictures

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