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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A Norfolk Hawker dragonfly soaking up the sun at Minsmere back in June.

E-M1 II and 300mm F4.



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Some snaps whilst dog walking

Of no artistic merit and no more than snaps, but can someone confirm my ID of these creatures please. All big crops from a 14-150mm v2 on my Oly M1/1
Common Blue by Ken Croft, on Flickr
Clouded Yellow by Ken Croft, on Flickr
Small Heath_2 by Ken Croft, on Flickr
Silver Y moth by Ken Croft, on Flickr
Unidentified by Ken Croft, on Flickr
And just for fun, because I don't see a section for animals! Taken on the same doggy walk.
Chevreuil 14 August 2018 by Ken Croft, on Flickr
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Ken,

No way am I going to try to identify European Blues but it doesn't look like a Common.

The "Small Heath" looks like a Gatekeeper and the unidentified looks like a very worn Brown Argus.

Nice images.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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No way am I going to try to identify European Blues but it doesn't look like a Common.
I just found this and think a Chapman's is more likely:

https://www.butterfliesoffrance.com/blues_ID.htm

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I find it difficult to tell the differences between many of these lovely little blue butterflies. But these are everywhere.
Thanks for your help Harold.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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A Norfolk Hawker dragonfly soaking up the sun at Minsmere back in June.

E-M1 II and 300mm F4.



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I like the detail captured - very nice.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Was asked on another thread if I had seen any Owl Fly species this year and so I am posting it here rather than in Harold's pictures of Coneheads.

This was one of several shots in Croatia of a Sulphur Ascalaphid (Owlfly) - Libelloides coccajus



It was taken on a Panasonic G9 with my favourite Olympus lens the 40-150 with a teleconverter to give more magnification.

In the same meadow a colleague on the trip shot an entirely different ascalaphid species with white wings. I was so jealous.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

That's a stunning image Peter, I'm not at all envious.

Was this taken on an organised trip or did you find the areas/subject yourself?

Your Panasonic bodies like like they're doing a good job for you.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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That's a stunning image Peter, I'm not at all envious.

Was this taken on an organised trip or did you find the areas/subject yourself?

Your Panasonic bodies like like they're doing a good job for you.

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Thank you Dave. It was on a Naturetrek trip to see butterflies in Croatia. Even though you are in a party you do find your own subjects and are often on your own wandering in amazing wild places. I look out for interesting insects as well as butterflies and I have a great time

Over the years on my own family holidays I have spent so long in quite wild places so I have found Owl Flies (especially in France), along with Mantids, stick insects and other (to me) exotic species. Usually in dry rocky meadows and hillsides.

I found this lovely insect, feisty and a bit threatening and about 3 inches long on the Croatia trip. It was hard to get a shot as it was fast. It was a wood boring beetle apparently, a longhorn sp not uncommon in Croatia. I took a few shots including as it flew away.





I think the G9 did OK on that flight shot.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

And one more for the spider lovers.

This was a real beauty. The web was about 3 feet across and the spider was enormous. I have no idea of species but there were several owning the space, and they commanded respect (from me) ...not usually a phobia for me but I make exceptions.

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And one more for the spider lovers.

This was a real beauty. The web was about 3 feet across and the spider was enormous. I have no idea of species but there were several owning the space, and they commanded respect (from me) ...not usually a phobia for me but I make exceptions.


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Where was this?
It looks like Araneus angulata female


http://srs.britishspiders.org.uk/por...neus+angulatus
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Where was this?
It looks like Araneus angulata female


http://srs.britishspiders.org.uk/por...neus+angulatus
It was in the Velebit mountains in Croatia. I will do some googling and see if I can find a name and size details. Nobody on the trip was any help on spiders.
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Wow thank you Alf, that helped.

I came across a 'croatianwildlife' tagged picture on instagram.

Text said: 1// Araneus angulatus female. A bit larger than Araneus diadematus, these spiders make astonishingly large webs, and in Croatia are known at the seaside. They're easy to notice, due to the fact that they sit in the middle of the web while waiting for prey. As much as they are quick and agile on their webs, they loose all their grace when having to walk on the floor.

The location was very close to the sea and it was just as described. Other websites put them as about an inch across the body, which feels about right.

So i can now tag my shot.
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Wow thank you Alf, that helped.

I came across a 'croatianwildlife' tagged picture on instagram.

Text said: 1// Araneus angulatus female. A bit larger than Araneus diadematus, these spiders make astonishingly large webs, and in Croatia are known at the seaside. They're easy to notice, due to the fact that they sit in the middle of the web while waiting for prey. As much as they are quick and agile on their webs, they loose all their grace when having to walk on the floor.

The location was very close to the sea and it was just as described. Other websites put them as about an inch across the body, which feels about right.

So i can now tag my shot.

Thats what I came up with from my new book

Britains spiders a field guide
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Meadow Grasshopper Male

Having posted images of a Bush Cricket as my first orthopteran of the year, I have another Chorthippus parallelus.

I was looking for a reappearance of the BC I had photographed the previous day when I noticed some movement in the jumbled vegetation near ground level on the rockery. On closer examination, I saw it was a male stridulating by rubbing its back legs together. By the time I returned with my camera, this time with a x2 TC behind the lens, it had stopped.

As can be seen in the images, it was very difficult to get a clear view of the subject, with many leaves and bits of dead grass stem to duck under. I managed to remove two or three of those.

This is another daylight set. Because of the time of day, the best position to shoot from would have cast a shadow over the grasshopper but it moved around enough to give some acceptable angles.

Note that the antennae are very short compared with a bush Cricket. This is a short-horned grasshopper, usually just referred to as a grasshopper. This is a species I expect to find in our garden.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f11, hand-held.

Only the third image has been significantly cropped. The stereos are crosseyed.

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