Saturday, 25 July 2009

Spiders and Butterflies

Have finally persuaded the editor (Sue) to put a couple of Spiders up. In the first set of shots you can see the extra long front legs of the Crab Spider wrapped around his prey, which in turn has made a vain, and almost successful attempt at escaping.







Have never seen a Footman or a Common Blue holding their wings like this.

I didn't realise that the Peacock is almost black underneath.
I am amazed at the difference in colour of these two Gatekeepers. After checking the book,
I think the darker one is a Male.

20 comments:

  1. Hi Folks
    You have certainly both been busy, Great set of pics again. Congrats to the editor for accepting Spyders (I hate them )

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  2. Well done guys on another successful wildlife trip! Those Gatekeepers do seem to come in all sorts of colours and sizes!

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  3. Fabulous shots. Love the spiders.

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  4. Welcome to the weird, wacky world of macro photography. Great stuff by you both.

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  5. Well done John & Sue. Another great series.

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  6. A lovely selection of photos and on your previous post too.

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  7. I have to agree with all the previous comments, John. Great stuff.

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  8. Excellent photos! The ones of the crab spider were very interesting as I had seen a dead spider on one of my plants a few weeks back that looked like that but I didn't know what it was.

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  9. Lovely set. Has to be the spider and fly for me though. Great capture.

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  10. Very well done! That Peacock butterfly is my favorite.

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  11. Brilliant photographs,
    your macro photography is superb.
    Sam

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  12. Dare I say I think that crab spider is cute?! (though what he's doing isn't cute - lol!) WOnderful macro photos. Really like these butterflies too!!

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  13. Great selection! The spiders are great captures and love the collection of butterflies you have.

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  14. An excellent collection of pictures. The yellow spider is excellent - must keep a look out for one.

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  15. Superb macros. The garden cross spider is just fabulous, so detail. Well done John and Sue.
    madibirder

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  16. Lovely pics I realy like the crab spider eating the hoverfly.

    Rob

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  17. Thanks for alerting me to your Blog, absolutely amazing and full of professionally taken and produced images. Kind regards.

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  18. Hi
    I can't believe that I missed this posting before
    Anno Domini I suppose
    Brilliant shots

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  19. What totally awesome photos you have here... I had to enlarge several of them so I could be wow'd by all the intricate details. Loved the pics of the crab spider with its prey. Great job! :)

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