Showing posts with label insects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label insects. Show all posts

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Insect-Aside Volume 2

More from the tiny life of bugs.  All shots either Kodachrome 64 or 25, Nikon F4, Nikon 105mm macro lens.  Some available light, some flash.

Below, ants as herders.  Ants have a symbiotic relationship with some aphids...protecting them from parasites and predators as the aphids produce a sugary substance the ants crave...it's fascinating behavior. I'll have more images of this behavior in a future post.












Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Insect-Aside, Volume 1

To help forget about the COLD and be reminded of warmer times, I present the following closeup images of insects.  All taken in the 1990s using Kodachrome 64 or 25, Nikon F4, and 105mm micro lens.  Their world is very interesting.  More tomorrow.
Posing, Emine Moth

Cuckoo Wasp
 Small fly on thistle. 
 Red-banded leafhopper
 Dragon fly
 Very tiny leafhopper...about 1/2 the size of your pinky nail. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Up Close Along The Trail

Below, Red Cup Fungus.  Likes to grow on the woodland floor.  Very tiny; smaller than your pinky nail. 
                         Spider was hiding in the thistle bloom awaiting the unsuspecting bee.

                                                                       Above, Mayapple.











Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Summer Leftovers

All these shots were taken with a 70-200 mm lens and a Cannon closeup filter.
Monarchs feasting before their journey south.

Wing closeup... almost looks like terry cloth.
Regular old annoying fly.
Humming bird moth... they flit from flower to flower just like their avian look-a-likes.
Bees don't smile.
Pollen clings... you can take more back to the hive that way.
Moth... funny looking... except to another moth.