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October 2007 - insects and other critters

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October 2007 - insects and other critters

Here are a couple of photos that I took:

Butterfly checks out artificial flowers in graveyard

Bumblebee inside a flower

Sunflower butterfly

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cerinthe wrote:

These two Cicindela I have photographed in th Swiss Alps, the brownish one in aug 2006, the greenish one in aug 2007.

If you look at the markings they appear to be the same. It could be that the difference in colour was influenced by the sun, the altitude, one was taken in first part of aug and the other the second part? Or else it could be two different bugs.

First one I'm sure is the Cincindela hybrida and maybe the green one is Cicindela campestris

Kool they are really nice thank you cerinthe Smiling

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These two Cicindela I have photographed in th Swiss Alps, the brownish one in aug 2006, the greenish one in aug 2007.

If you look at the markings they appear to be the same. It could be that the difference in colour was influenced by the sun, the altitude, one was taken in first part of aug and the other the second part? Or else it could be two different bugs.

First one I'm sure is the Cincindela hybrida and maybe the green one is Cicindela campestris

 

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sabine's picture  ONE HINT - in poor light your shooting at a slower shutter speed - by a mon-o-pod  thier as cheap as $30.00  or if ya have more $$$ a tri-pod-

i use a $30.00 monopod  with my canon 100-400 lens and it weighs  4 pounds- workd great on pics of less than  400 sec in poor light - i have shot pics like your squirrel  at  80- with monopod and they came out good-   with the monpod it takes out that extra shake from the camera even thought you mayhave image stabilser -Laughing

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black squirrel trying to keep dry on a dreary day.

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I cannot see the pictures?

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Beautiful! Thanks for posting snghere Smiling

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Took these photos today.  Does and fawns are common enough in my neighborhood, but the big bucks are a skittish lot.  Got these in my backyard, which backs up to a huge ranch and the country club. The young buck and doe were about 15 yards from me, while the buck was about 45 yards away. The big buck was an 11 pointer.

Bambi and Momma 

Bambi's daddy!

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                         *HAD A VERY LARGE  (HOBO SPIDER )

IT WAS LARGER THAN A SILVER DOLLAR- LOONIE0 URO COIN -  

....The University of British Columbia Zoology department who saw the picture of your spider had identified it.

Here is what they just sent to me. Bottom line is, your safe...Smiling

This spider is a male Tegenaria species...the common one in the Lower Mainland is Tegenaria domestica (=Tegenaria duellica), the European House Spider...

 

The hobo spider, Tegenaria agrestis, is uncommon in the Lower Mainland and paler in color, so the one in your photo is most likely T.

domestica...males wander at this time of year looking for females to mate with, and so are more "visible" to humans than at other times of the year...K.

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 Old rabbit!

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snghere's picture you wouldnt get me 20ft from that one -

 i have 100-400 zoom so i stay back   lol

 

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