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Post Your Own: Butterflies,Bugs, and Mini-Beasts.

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by MJB, May 30, 2021.

  1. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Heather captured this through the double glazed back door CB5545EE-1128-4D80-8B82-A5723DAA4949.jpeg
     
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  2. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

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    Cinnebar caterpillar. Lots of the adults around.

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    Cricketty thing.

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  4. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    The crickety thing is a grasshopper nymph.
     
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  5. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

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    Seven spot ladybird on some sort of white flower.
     
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  6. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    The flower is Yarrow.
     
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  7. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    I must say I prefer ‘crickety thing’ as a description :rolleyes:
     
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  8. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
     
  9. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Had a good day on a butterfly safari up on Salisbury Plain today. Eleven different species seen in significant numbers, although not all obliged by posing for the camera and the breezy conditions meant even fewer were what I deemed acceptable shots. the pick of the bunch were this Marbled White and a couple of Essex Skippers.

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  10. alfbranch

    alfbranch Well-Known Member

    All taken with my E-M1ii and Laowa 50mm f2.8 handheld

    A 3 shot stack of a Large red damselfly

    [​IMG]Large red damselfly by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    The rather massive Dark giant horsefly 24mm long

    [​IMG]Dark giant horsefly by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    A hoverfly

    [​IMG]Hover flight by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    I think this is a pond skater but it was about the size of large springtail

    [​IMG]Pond skater? by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    The first sabre wasp I have seen so I made the exception of posting a shot of it on my bag strap

    [​IMG]Sabre wasp by Alf Branch, on Flickr
     
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  11. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Spectacular - the red damsel fly is a step above the ordinary. I'd think it very commercial.
     
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  12. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Phone shot...just in case you couldn't tell :D.

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  13. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

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  14. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

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  15. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

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  16. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

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  17. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Old picture of a beetle in Worgle, Austria...

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  18. alfbranch

    alfbranch Well-Known Member

  19. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Green-veined Whites 'mud puddling'. In hot weather I think most butterfly species will do this to aquire moisture and minerals, but it's a common activity with the whites.

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  20. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Speckled Wood

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