Sunday, 1 May 2011

A Mixed Bag.

Just a few things from over the week-end. All the birds were taken at Windmill Farm, including the Whinchat which was distant but nice to see.








There are a few colonies of Stick Insect around our way, this juvenile was taken in our

daughter's garden.



These Dragonfly Nymphs were taken in a Goldfish Pond at Heligan Gardens.












26 comments:

  1. Hi John,
    Nice mixed bag you have there! Nice to see the Whinchat, hoping one will pop in at Peterborough soon!
    J
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  2. Another superb selection John, nice to see your efforts paying off.

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  3. The dragonfly nymphs are beautifully ghostly!

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  4. Awesome series of photos. I've never seen a Dragonfly Nymph before. Very nice!

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  5. A great mixed bag John. That Stick insect takes me back 45 years, when I used to keep them as pets as a kid.

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  6. Great selection John and Sue, the dragonfly nymphs are briliant,
    Sam

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  7. Great serie, specially love the last one...really nice ladybug(?) :)

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  8. Nice set of images. The Dragonfly nymphs are really cool. Saw my first one last season.

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  9. Fantastic selection nothing mixed about these images.Love the Sedge and Whinchat but those macro shots are outstanding especially the last one.

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  10. Hi Both I concur with Anthonys comment these are real stunners, putting the rest of us to shame.
    Hope to see you both soon.

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  11. Great selection John. You were lucky to see the Lizard in your previous post. I never saw one in 15 years of wildlife watching.

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  12. Nice collection of photos-I like the green color on that beetle-really neat color!

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  13. Thank you all for your comments.
    John And Sue.

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  14. Wondering...can you still view my blog? Two have said it is either blocked, or they can no longer access it...how frustrating...Thank you for your help!

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  15. Hi Mary,still having difficulty.
    We will try again.
    John.

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  16. Stunning selection of awesome images! Impressive macros, each and every one of them. A joy to view the Whinchat as I have never seen one before. Fantastic work, as always!

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  17. Lovely photos!
    Nice surprise!
    Your dragonflies are very much the same as ours, how amazing!
    I regonize a Quadrimaculata eating an insect, and the red damsel looks very much like our Pyrrhosoma nymphula!
    Welle done!
    Cheers!

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  18. A wonderful mix. Fantastic pictures!
    Greetings, Wouts fotobloG

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  19. It's not until you try to take images of Whinchat you realise how wary they are of human approach, so sell dome with those pictures. I got a few in Menorca so will post soon.

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  20. Great set of images - love the Stick Insect

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  21. Hi, unfortunately your Dragonfly Nymphs are actually diving beetle larvae, presumably Great Diving Beetle if they're big enough to be mistaken for dragonflies, but I'm not sure that you can get a positive ID from photographs.

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