I processed all of the photos from Late July, August, and early part of September (before the Alaska crusise), and there are too many for one post (or two, or three).
Soo-oooo , I’m doing a number of posts covering major groups of photographs. And even then, I will highlight only a few of the photos. I say it all the time, but this time I mean it . . . many more photos in the SmugMug galleries associated with each of these posts.
This post is about “bugs”. By bugs I mean bees, spiders, flies, and (what luck) a Praying Mantis.
Now, one might think the gallery (HERE) has nothing but shots of bees on various flowers. There is a little of that, I grant, but there is much more (120 photographs). As usual, the photos in SmugMug are much better. By that I mean you see better colors, resolution, and you can view the native resolution if desired.
Here are a couple I like:
As I said, many more in the gallery. Next up, Spiders. People have already seen the small crab spider in the preview, but here is a reminder.
These next few are of a spider that was doing a high-wire act right above our heads one day. The lighting was bad, and I cannot identify it for sure.
First off, what the full-size photos look like:
We have seen the crab spiders on Salvia . . . I think this is a type of Orbweaver.
Once I started looking for spiders, I was able to see them even when they hid . . . or tried to hide.
The other thing I saw more of, were flies. These two offered some of the best shots. One is a Drone Fly (a bee mimic), and the other I am not sure of. Could not find those exact markings in books I have.
Another bug I could not identify:
In August, out hummingbird feeders started to get emptied each night. We thought it was deer, but it turned out to be a raccoon. The point of me mentioning it is that each night we would bring the feeders inside, and each morning I would put them out before heading off to work.
We also left the lights on overnight because of pranks being pulled in the neighborhood. The combination of those two things resulted in these next photos.
But here’s something which was neat . . .
These were early morning (5:00am or so), and I used the flash. I did not have a lot of time to do a proper job of capturing it, but all-in-all, I’m not displeased.
Finally, once again this year a West Coast Lady butterfly posed for me.
It’s unusual for these butterflies to stand still for long, but they must have liked the Cone Flower.
I really wanted this next shot . . . I had been moving around trying to get a good front shot.
As I said, this is a massive dump. There are 120 photographs of just bugs (all in the gallery HERE). I’ll be adding posts for the other categories as I find the time.
That will take me to the Alaska Cruise . . . probably sometime next week.
Thanks for perusing my stuff, and if you like these photos, I highly suggest visiting the full gallery in SmugMug).
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. . . my FP ward . . . chieken shit.