deponti (deponti) wrote,

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Some common insects..

A macro lens makes you look at the insect world...with fresh eyes. I may never take the kind of wonderful pictures that


takes with that macro lens and that keen eye...but here are my attempts!

I've already posted about the

bug season

...but I thought I'd capture the everyday bugs, too!

Let's start with this very tiny

(update: siniak_castle says it's a DRAIN FLY)

that A found on the washbasin of the women's room in the World Bird Sanctuary! It's actually the size of a pinhead...but just look at those feathery feelers, and those gauzy wings!

very tiny fly 050709 w b sanctuary

Next on the scale is the


which got into the house much to A's disgust...and which she got rid of, but not before I got on camera!

090709 housefly

Then came this insect which was as large as my *looks* like a mosquito, but surely, no


090709 mosquito?

not even Texas ones, can be as large as that??

That's actually a CRANE FLY ( to rhyme with Drain Fly, no doubt!)

I have seen


many times, but never on top of a bush like this:

funnel spider web on bush debaliviere 090709

They are everywhere nowadays, as I walk...and so are the really *extremely* loud


in the trees!

Well, those are all "nasty" insects, so here's a really beautiful one...Karthik tells me it's the


(at last, a butterfly name that makes sense!)

red-spotted purple  lone elk park 050709

There it was, glowing on the side of the road in

Lone Elk Park :

050709 red-spotted purple top view

Off to LA to attend a dance performance over the weekend..more about that lot enjoy YOUR weekend!
Tags: birding, butterflies, insects, macro, photography, st louis, wildlife

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