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Favourite insect?

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alistairfarrugia 2 164 88 Malta
6 Nov 2012 3:19PM
Looks like the fly's wearing one of those Venetian masks worn by doctors in the Renaissance period!

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Gaucho Plus
13 2.6k 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 3:23PM
Butterflies definitely

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but also spiders

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Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
6 Nov 2012 3:52PM
Moths are good subjects too. Smile

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bricurtis Plus
9 2.0k 49 England
6 Nov 2012 4:23PM
I like Moths too CB.

Here's a Cream-spot Tiger.

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CB - Do they get their attire from Moth Bros? Wink
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
6 Nov 2012 4:57PM

Quote:Do they get their attire from Moth Bros?


{Groan} Grin
lawbert 8 1.8k 15 England
6 Nov 2012 5:06PM
Dragons and Damsels are my favorites....Smile

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alistairfarrugia 2 164 88 Malta
6 Nov 2012 5:14PM
Love that dragonfly in flight shot. You'd typically see such shots of birds, rarely of dragonflies I guess. Wow! Anyways, haven't seen a single picture here that I didn't like.
redsnappa 12 2.0k United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 5:19PM
My favourite insect are grasshoppers, flash fried with a splash of chilli sauce, excellent.
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
6 Nov 2012 5:22PM

Quote:My favourite insect are grasshoppers, flash fried with a splash of chilli sauce, excellent.


You should go on "I'm a Celebrity" Grin
Ade_Osman Plus
12 4.5k 36 England
6 Nov 2012 6:45PM

Quote:Moths are good subjects too.


I ain't saying anything because if you don't know what I like by now, I don't think you ever will......GrinGrinGrinGrin


Quote:but also spiders


Since when have spiders been insects??.....Tongue.....Sorry couldn't resist thatGrin

Ade
Gaucho Plus
13 2.6k 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 6:58PM
Yeah, but she's eating an insect Tongue
alistairfarrugia 2 164 88 Malta
6 Nov 2012 8:35PM

Quote:

but also spiders

Since when have spiders been insects??.....Tongue.....Sorry couldn't resist thatGrin

Ade



I also included bugs too...that typically covers all creepy crawlies ;P
6 Nov 2012 8:58PM

Quote:Pond skaters are excellent in context

But fairly tricky to photograph well. Here's my effort - taken with my compact. My system camera + macro lens would have been better.



Good capture there. I often lean over the bridge over the River Lagan (which is a small river where I live) and watch the birds bees and insects. Passing motorists often shout "Don't jump!" and younger passing motorists often shout "Jump! Jump!" I maintain my resolve and watch the birds, bees and insects. Pond Skaters have always fascinated me. I've always thought of them as pure black, so I love this image which shows them to have a bit of colour. If anyone is interested in trout fishing, they may have heard of the Buzzer Nymph, which is a little black fly (sort of). I once put a Buzzer Nymph under the microscope and discovered a tinge of hot orange in the rearmost part of its tail. All the imitation Buzzer Nymphs I tied afterwards had the inclusion of a little twist of hot orange in the tail, and my catch rates soared! Smile
Ian G W 12 396 3 England
6 Nov 2012 10:49PM
Pondskaters!




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