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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I agree that the moth is a Wave species but there are several similar ones.

I think the dragon may be a Plain Darter.

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A bumper set there Alf, very enjoyable viewing, not at all loud to my ear.
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The moth is a Silver Y. You can probably work out how it got its common English name.
I was looking for it in my book and that Y was ringing a bell with me but I didn't find it.


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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread



Bee at work............

Whilst the focus bracketing works for the flower, the bee's movements are so fast, the bee is slightly blurred... :-(
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Here is another set from last week at my local nature reserve in a disused quarry.


More green shieldbugs


Green Shieldbug 4 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Green Shieldbug 5 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Green shieldbug3 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A flesh fly



Flesh fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A moth an ID would be nice



A moth by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A peacock feeding



Peacock feeding by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A red admiral feeding



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A couple od spiders eating


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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Alf,

Your moth is Ecleris emargana.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Hunting Hornet

I went into the garden and immediately saw a large Yellow & Black insect patroling some of our climbing plants. At first, I thought it was a Volucella zonaria, our largest hoverfly. However, it was too huge, even for that. It landed, facing me, and the antennae were definitely of a wasp, avery large one, a hornet..

I grabbed my camera and watched for it to land again but it did not.

A bit later, I found an attractive moth in deep shade elsewhere in the garden. Flash was impractical, as the moth was surrounded by bramble foliage. So I used ISO 1600 and smaller apertures than I would have preferred,

As I got to where I had seen the hornet earlier, it flew past me, carrying a prey insect, and into the shade of a shrub, landing at about the height of my garage roof. My lens was the Olympus 4/3 50mm macro and, even with the x2TC behind it, the hornet was small in the frame. I took one shot then went to fetch my 100-400mm. When I returned, the hornet had gone.

Here is a crop, followed by the uncropped image.

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Alf,

Your moth is Ecleris emargana.

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You mean Acleris emargana I found it in the end.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

OM-D E-M1, 60mm f2.8 macro

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Nice images but too bright for me.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Each to their own. It's how interpret the sunshine we had. Everything had a very high key feel and I wanted to reflect that.
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Each to their own. It's how interpret the sunshine we had. Everything had a very high key feel and I wanted to reflect that.
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I think this is a common hawker but it would not stay still.

A Dragon fly by by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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