Monday, 28 June 2010

Predator or Prey.

Black-tailed Skimmer (male)
Black-tailed Skimmer (female)
Wolf Spider 
Speckled Wood
Grasshopper Nymph
White Admiral
Small Skipper.

All shot at Bookham Common using 70-300 lens hand-held and cropped....FAB


  1. This series was terrific - the grasshopper nymph is my colorful favorite. And while I don't like spiders, the wolf spider was the runner up. Insects are rather interesting creatures and the up-close views are fascintating and beautiful!

  2. Excellent macro shots. The lighting really brought out the colors beautifully.


  3. I think that's a beetle you have there and not a nymphal grasshopper. Do you really have a butterfly called speckled wood? Cool.

  4. Hi Frank....I do so love your images....the detail is wonderful and much appreciated by this nature loving woman.

    Tku so much for your sweet comment, it lifts the spirit to know that someone has enjoyed the small contribution you have given to the blogging community.

    I shall drop by your blog here and there when time allows, also will send you the aquilegia seeds at the end of summer.

    Take care, and tku once again......

  5. Cracking set of shots Frank.
    Never seen a White Admiral before. He looks pretty stunning.

  6. Wow Frank, what a beautiful post... Got a lot to see there and all these pictures are superb!! I'd like to see so many insects around here but we have very few...

  7. Super shot of the White Admiral Frank.

  8. You got some lovely macro compositions here...Thomas

  9. Excellent details in these macro images.

  10. Gorgeous arrangement of photo, esp. the speckled wood and the grasshopper nymph. All I can say is 'wow'! If my photos came out half as nice as yours, I'd consider myself very lucky. Well done. ~karen

  11. Lois. Ta very much.

    Beatrice. It's that time of year when looking down often produces more sights than looking upwards!

    Wilma. Thanks..the good sunny weather helps.

    Nature ID. If you can provide a positive alternative ID then please let me know. Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) is very common here.

    Keith. You need to check out a large deciduous woodland.

    Chris. You concentrate on what you have and I'll provide something different from time to time.

    Roy. Cheers, now the hunt starts for the Purple.

    T and S. Thank you Thomas.

    Matt. I'm very glad you liked these.

    Kala. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment.

  12. Hi Cheryl. Lovely to hear from you. I'll be delighted if you drop by from time to time (even for a chat and a cuppa maybe).
    Bless you.....FAB.

  13. Those are really pretty macro shots!! Like it!

    Purple blossom

  14. Hi Karen. I was pleased with these but believe me many many more go in the bin! Just wish some of the birds would pose more closely.

    Manang Kim. Thank you very much.

  15. A great blog, the Black-tailed Skimmer is another thing, brilliant Frank.

  16. Oh my gosh. The spider, oooh. I love the yellow dragonfly best. Carol

  17. Cheers Bob. Plenty of Skimmers about at the moment.

    Carol. I need to get out again and hunt down some different 'dragons'.

  18. Wow! These are awesome! ALL of them are great! I better start chasing some bugs around my yard and see if I can get some good shots like this ones! Thank you so much for sharing! I am new here, but truly enjoying my visits!

  19. Maryvel. Welcome and thank you for your very appreciative comment. I had a quick peek at your recent posts...fabulous photography. FAB.


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