Sunday, July 2, 2017

02/07/2017 A day of bugs!!

Maximum temperature 20C, minimum 9C.  13 km/h NW chilly winds, 17 km/h gusts. Dry but full cloud all day. Light rain just started as I type this.
Ladybird.

Bee on the lavender...

As above.

Thirsty bee.

Small heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)

Bombylius species on the lavender.

Bumble bee on the clover.

Bumble bee on the lavender.

Hoverfly on the weeds in our lawn !!!...

A different type of hoverfly.

Fly.

Shield bug.

Bind weed of which we have far too much with more bugs!

Common speedwell which is also very pretty but is taking over our flower beds!!!

17 comments:

  1. Great series of insect pictures, Diane. There is a mystifying array of them in our garden these days all going about their lives in different ways.

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    1. David I think it is getting used to to looking for them, I can't identify most of what I see!!! You have a garden attuned to wildlife so I can imagine you must have masses of bugs. They are so interesting. Diane

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  2. OMW What beautiful images of these insects. I just gazed at each one longingly wishing I could take such awesome bug pics. Thanks for sharing, Diane. Have a wonderful day. Jo

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    1. Jo I am sure you can take good bug photos. I have no ides what most of my camera is capable of, but I seem to have overcome bug photos. The biggest problem is finding them. A friend at Bumi hills on lake Kariba, many years ago, told me looking for wildlife of any kind you must look through the trees and growth. I apply the same to bugs. The camera does the rest and I spend little time taking the photos. I am naturally an impatient person!! Good luck, Diane

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  3. Gorgeous series, Diane! I love watching birds, and I also love watching bees. Nature has an amazing way of making us slow down and enjoy the beauty around us. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Hi Linda, I agree nature can certainly slow one down and from insects to birds, animals and water, they all have a very relaxing effect. Nature can be frightening, but generally it is very beautiful. Diane

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  4. Beautiful shots! you have a great eye for those critters and bugs! Great job.

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    1. Thanks Pam, I have learnt to be very observant for the smallest of movement :-) Diane

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  5. Wow, great photo of the ladybugs, I love those little critters.

    And how beautiful the lavender is.🐝🌼 One of my favorite scents.

    Happy week!🌞

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    1. Thanks Geraldine, the ladybirds are very useful little bugs to have in the garden, and I agree I love lavender. Hope you also have a happy week Diane

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  6. Love your series of bugs in your garden. They are busy at work in your garden. Have a good day!

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    1. Some are good to have around and others bad, but all are interesting to photograph :-) Good day to you as well Diane

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  7. Hello Diane,
    How lovely to see a indigenous ladybird, there are so many invaders coming from Asia.
    Great series of insect photos, the bumble bee is gorgeous!
    Quite busy sorting out my pics :) and mowing the lawn :( !!!!
    Warm hugs, keep well :)

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    1. Hi Noushka, we have many ladybirds around, but sadly not many of the ones that really belong, this was a lucky shot!
      I can imagine you have many photos to sort, I am nearly at the end of my RSA ones, 4 months later!!!
      I plan on mowing the lawn in the next couple of days, more weeds than lawn though!!
      Take care Diane

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  8. Incroyable images Diane, ladybugs always look so perfect, almost as if they're tiny little painted sculptures ☺

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    1. Thanks Grace, I love seeing ladybirds as it means the greenflies have a good predator! Have a great day Diane

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  9. Looks like the thirsty bee is hanging on for dear life so as not to take a swim.

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