Monday, June 5, 2017

05/06/2017 In the garden once more.

Maximum temperature 22C, minimum 8C.  18 km/h SE wind with 22 kmh gusts.  Dry.
A hoverfly at rest.

A different species of hoverfly...

and the same one staring me out!!

Hummingbird hawkmoth.

Hydrangea.

Oedemera nobilis - male, the female has thinner legs.

Yesterday's rose today.

Meadow brown.

Small tortoiseshell.

Small white being bombed by a bee...

and by another small bug.

Chalicodoma parietina - I think

Raspberries ripening.

The stamens of the day lily.

16 comments:

  1. More amazing photos!!!

    What a camera you must have.

    Gentle hugs, Luna Crone

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    1. Thanks so much Luna for the kind comments. Just a simple Nikon 3200, see what cameras I use at the top link on the green line. Take care and have a good week Diane

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  2. The hoverfly looks metallic. Wow.. your photos are just stunning.

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    1. I thought it looked a bit like a gold brooch, I have never seen one quite so gold before. Thanks for the kind comment Diane

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  3. I like the one with the fly staring at you! Lol! You take beautiful photos! Love the ripening raspberries!

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    1. It is quite different the front view from what I normally take but it was perfectly positioned! My husband loves the raspberries as well, I like them but they do not like me, sigh! Take care Diane

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  4. Your photos are magnificent Diane, especially the hummingbird moth.

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    1. Thanks Kim, it took me ages to get the hang of the hummingbird hawkmoths, they are so fast. Have a good week Diane

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  5. Wow Rhodesia, BEAUTIFUL! I love your photos! In reply to your comment on the frame on my window and your brick walls....I would go crazy! I think every bare spot on my walls needs to have something hanging on it!! HAHA...

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    1. Our brick walls are NOT brick they are stone, real honest to goodness stone and mortar. Thanks for the kind comment. Diane

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  6. Fabulous macros Diane, you have shown the wonder of small things.

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    1. Thanks Denise I am delighted that you enjoy our smaller friends in the garden :-) Keep well Diane

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  7. Hi Diane!
    Great photos of insects! Si here is Oedemera nobilis!!
    I love the hoverflies, I used to take macro shots of them some years ago!
    I too wish I could go back to southern Africa, I miss it so much!
    Okavango seems horribly expensive so maybe Kenya?!!
    In the mean time I a leaving in 3 days for Madagascar and I can't wait!
    Much love, take care :)))

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    1. A finger slip with me doing posts late in the evening sorry!!
      Wow I would love to go to Madagascar they have so many unique animals. My ex went there to start up horse racing but sadly it was when we had already parted company!
      Big hugs and enjoy the trip, I am jealous. Diane

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  8. First cherries then raspberries which are my all time favorite. You have much patience with the insects. Love the hover fly stare down.

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    1. Gaelyn very little patience at all. On warm days there are so many around I just take shots of everything, something has to be good :-) Keep well Diane

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