Saturday, 2 August 2014

Picture This #262 ~ Pot Luck

Good morning and welcome from a VERY wet Wales this Saturday morning. Has been torrential rain since 7pm Friday evening, it's now 9am  and the rain has just stopped!! Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week. A nice easy challenge for you all this week, so NO excuses for not taking part!!! LOL. 

Last Saturday (26th July) was the first time I've gotten out with my camera for several weeks. It turned out to be a great day for one of my favourite subjects; insect macros!! Here's a small selection of the shots I got.

1) Hoverfly on a Gaillardia flower.
Hoverfly 2

2) Curious grasshopper.
Grasshopper 1

3) Fly on a Sea Holly flower.
Fly 2

4) Bee, also on Sea Holly flower.
Bee 1


20 comments:

  1. first a wonderful banner from baz
    you are the best in macro period and I love the grasshopper the best
    our rin is also here again soooo sick of all this water from above oh well

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    1. Thanks Heidi :-)) Yes, the grasshopper is my own favourite too.

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  2. Wonderful macros Mitch absolutely stunning, no way I could choose a favourite they are all equally amazing ;)

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  3. OH BTW thanks very much for selecting my Image for the banner it was not up when I posted LOL ;)

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    1. I didn't realise I'd forgotten to put ti up on the banner til i saw your comment about Debby's banner....I was thinking.....huh? that was last week!!! LOL.

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  4. Hi, Mitch, stunning macros as always. The hoverfly grabs my attention right away against the bright colors of the Gaillardia. Love the grasshopper, looking curious, and the hospitable holly flowers.

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    1. Thanks Benni :-)) I really like the colours in the Hoverfly shot, too. The Grasshopper did really seem curious. He was just sitting on a stalk of grass not moving, but when I put the camera lens close by, he turned, moved forward and stared into it!! LOL.

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  5. WOW! these are all incredibly wonderful shots, Mitch! My favorite is the first because it is so colorful.
    It's amazing how even the grasshopper's eyes look camouflaged. I've never seen one up this close before!

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    1. Thanks Debby :-)) Yes, unlike many of the flying insects, the grasshopper's eyes appear to have the same pattern as the rest of it's body.

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  6. Hi Micth! I can't find words in my vocabulary to tell you how much I love these four awesome shots..

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  7. I have always thought the creatures in your photos pose for you Mitch and no one takes better Macros shots better than you.

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  8. hi mitch I am in love with your macro shots. I wish I could shot pics like yours but I have no macro objective, sob. lol

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