Photo by Melody

Wildlife: Critter Photography

Communities > Forums > Wildlife
bookmark
Forum: WildlifeReplies: 165, Views: 481
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2006
11:35 PM

Post #2359895

I must say that I have seen some stunning photography on this site. I really enjoy looking at all the pictures. I would love to see your best critter pictures.

My best are of some stink bugs I found one night on my sunflower and an anole nestled on the ginger plant.

Xeramtheum

Thumbnail by Xeramtheum
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2006
1:10 AM

Post #2360269

Well, I snapped this Spider a week ago, on a patio chair.
It's my best spider pic, so far.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2006
1:17 AM

Post #2360305

I love that! .. the detail is incredible .. how did you get her to sit still long enough? A buggy friend of mine taught me a neat trick for photographing insects .. Just pop em in the freezer for about 30 seconds .. doesn't harm them .. just slows them down!

X
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2006
1:29 AM

Post #2360356

X, this guy was totally still. I wanted to sit in the chair, almost did until I saw it. LOL
After I took a couple shots I tried to gently move it, no luck. I tipped the chair and tapped the arm, no luck. So I flicked it off. I saw it again the next day, in the watering can.
Persistent little devil.
Andy P

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 7, 2006
2:25 AM

Post #2360750

You want bugs - check out Rich Swanner's many offerings. He can host his own forum on shutterBUGS. His shots are amazing.

Victor
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2006
2:57 AM

Post #2360863

I like this snake shot from April.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2006
2:59 AM

Post #2360869

nice shots there from X and Andy!
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2006
3:02 AM

Post #2360873

Hi Track, long time no see...
Andy P

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2006
3:05 AM

Post #2360882

rescued a dumped puppy and gardening, my whole boring life in a nutshell! keeps me busy though. give sarah my best.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2006
3:09 AM

Post #2360899

I got her some Valium today. She nearly shakes apart in thunder storms, fireworks too.
See ya.
Andy P

While I'm here, how about a Praying Mantis

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2006
3:15 AM

Post #2360916

Those are really terrific andy! .. i hope you were using a zoom when you caught that snake. I don't really mind snakes .. but I don't think I'd like to be THAT close!

X

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2006
3:21 AM

Post #2360933

oh wow, talk about up close and personal. that is an amazing shot.

X, i love your shot of the squash bugs. i haven't thought of taking shots of mine, except maybe gunshots. i am squishing squashs from morning till night. the sunflower without its glorious petals makes the shot even more eerie to me. great job.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2006
3:33 AM

Post #2360976

Thank you both, I like shooting critters.
I think I was about 8 or 10 inches from the snake, it was a small harmless grass snake.
We have been invaded by Eastern Tent caterpillars this Spring.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2006
3:35 AM

Post #2360984

And Gypsy moths.
Taken yesterday.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 7, 2006
3:58 AM

Post #2361061

LOL, that snake looks so fake. What eyes! Eastern Tent caterpillar are so pretty!

So do stink bugs stink? LOL

All great photos.

This was at the SF Conservatory of flowers. I spent an hour taking its picture. LOL

Thumbnail by Kell
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 7, 2006
4:53 AM

Post #2361181

I have no clue what these are but I hate them.

Thumbnail by Kell
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 7, 2006
4:54 AM

Post #2361183

And these are so gross. They remind me of blood filled ticks.

Thumbnail by Kell
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2006
10:52 AM

Post #2361476

Well Tracks .. I was a bit miffed about all those bugs having affairs all over my sunflowers .. the party lasted 2 nights. I used the seeds for planting .. not eating on that one. LOL

Kell, those are really stunning! I love to do macro stuff. I finally got a new camera. My father sent me his old one a Sony that will do macro better than what I have now and has much more latitude fine adjustment. As to the bugs .. yes they do stink if you mess with them .. nasty stink.

X

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2006
12:13 PM

Post #2361620

kell, those close-ups are fantastic. i think that last shot are the nymphs of some kind of squash bug, that's what mine look like at first. there are a lot of different kinds depending on where you live. they are related to stink bugs and when you squish them, they shoot out stink at the back end just like the stink bugs. stink or squash, they are bad bugs.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2006
1:31 PM

Post #2361858

I'm always amazed at the diversity of life in my garden. Insect eggs fascinate me. I remember coming across what looked like tiny perfect drops of shiny gold, 5 in a row, 3 rows side by side and slightly off kilter so it formed a parallelogram under one of my brug leaves awhile back. I've only seen them once and keep looking for more. It made me wonder if insects could count in some primitive way.

X
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2006
2:40 PM

Post #2362123

Kell, good shots. The second one gives me vertigo. Imagine you were very small and fell into that quagmire.

Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2006
2:43 PM

Post #2362137

just out of pure curiosity, do you all kill the bad ones, ie grasshopper, after they've had their pictures taken, or do you let them be? lol
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2006
3:43 PM

Post #2362326

What made you ask that, Track? Was it the one missing antenna on the Grasshopper? LOL.
I generally leave them alone, unless they are really bad, like the caterpillars.
Andy P

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2006
4:44 PM

Post #2362530

oh yeah, you've got those nasty cats...! LOL
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2006
5:13 PM

Post #2362641

I love the way this little fella grins!
Janet

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2006
5:15 PM

Post #2362647

The same fella decided to pose for me. Both of these photos were taken from about 15 ft. across a swimming pool.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2006
5:20 PM

Post #2362662

Oppossum...in the suburbs. I kept getting the feeling something was staring at me as I checked on my garlic...

Thumbnail by dmj1218
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2006
5:33 PM

Post #2362709

Here's one of the squirrels that hangs around my back yard.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2006
5:47 PM

Post #2362762

I just love all these pictures! Those dragonfly shots are incredible! I like the grin too!

X

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 7, 2006
5:53 PM

Post #2362778

Gosh I need your camera UniQueTreasures. Which kind is it? I wouldn't even be able to see your little guy from 15 ft.


Some of these are so cute I want them for pets.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2006
6:00 PM

Post #2362798

Excellent shots, UniQue
Andy P
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2006
6:14 PM

Post #2362858

Thanks folks. I absolutely love this camera. It's a Sony DSC-H1. It's called Super SteadyShot 5.1 Megapixels. It has a 12 X Optical Zoom on it. I love that the viewfinder is 2.5". I have another Sony DSC-W5 with a 3X Optical Zoom, that I was perfectly happy with, until I bought this one. The 12X Zoom has spoiled me terribly.

I have been using my back yard (and my sister's) to learn how to use it. I love zooming in on lizards and bugs and other critters.



Janet

edited to change top left to top right. I do believe it's coffee time when I can't tell the difference! :-)

This message was edited Jun 7, 2006 12:15 PM

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2006
6:14 PM

Post #2362861

I tried to stop the post and correct something and ended up with two of the same posts. I'm still learning my way around here.



Janet

This message was edited Jun 7, 2006 12:16 PM

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 7, 2006
6:24 PM

Post #2362905

Dragon from last Summer.

Victor

Thumbnail by victorgardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2006
6:28 PM

Post #2362919

Oh Victor! He's beautiful!

I love the way his wings are colored. Great Pic!
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2006
6:32 PM

Post #2362937

I rarely go out in my yard anymore without mine.

So I have a bajillion photos of my hibiscus? Who cares??? Only *I* know that they are actually different flowers on different days. I am always seeking to improve the pictures I have.

Thanks for sharing your voyerism! :-)
Janet
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2006
7:07 PM

Post #2363032

I was in the blackberry patch and saw 2 Wasps...This one was 'resting, the other was gone.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2006
7:12 PM

Post #2363043

Here it is on 'take off'.
I must remember to keep the camera with me, lol.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2006
8:51 PM

Post #2363346

I finally learned to always take my camera with me when I went outside .. got tired of trudging back into the house to get it when I found something in the greenhouse just opened up or elsewhere. Took about a month, but now it goes with me.

I love all the shades of green in this picture.

X

Thumbnail by Xeramtheum
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ecobioangie
Mableton, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2006
9:01 PM

Post #2363377

bumble and redbud

Thumbnail by ecobioangie
Click the image for an enlarged view.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 7, 2006
9:35 PM

Post #2363495

Andy, perhaps the name can now be "Who was that?!"

Victor
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2006
9:38 PM

Post #2363501

This is my dog Tink. She loves to chase tennis balls and I was able to catch her in mid air as she jumped off the deck. She is quite the little acrobat when it comes to catching that ball.
Janet

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2006
11:24 PM

Post #2363876

Tink the Flying Dog, priceless!

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 8, 2006
4:45 AM

Post #2365285

It looks like your lover boy is biting his wife on the neck. Ouch! I love your camera, Janet! Do you need to use a tripod when you zoom? Or is that why it has the super steady in the title?

All are just great pictures!
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 8, 2006
6:45 PM

Post #2367155

Kell... I agree on the Ouch!

I don't use a tripod, although I probably should. I have tried it when taking photos of clothing for eBay, etc. then I end up taking it off the tripod. I'm more comfortable without the tripod. A lot of times, the setting on the camera makes all the difference. There are about a half a dozen settings or so. When I take photos of anything that might possibly move, I use the "little golfing man" (I call it the LGM) setting, which is amazingly quick. The bad thing is that the LGM setting isn't too good for night time because of the quick shutter speed.

I've been hearing a chirping every night for weeks and looked and looked for the source. Last night I finally found it. I took this photo last night of a very tiny frog (about 1" long") that was sitting on one of the upper leaves of my waybigo Schefflera (sp?). Took a few photos to get a good one. I had to use a flash, which I hate to use. I'm used to taking photos of my grandbabies and they all hate the flash, kinda like me.

I have found that the best way to get good pictures is to just use the camera... constantly. Try different settings. The worst that will happen is that you will have to delete some. The best thing about digital photography is that you don't have to wait for developing to see if you took good photos. Ain't modern technology grand!!!???!!!

I'm still trying to get some photos of our flying squirrel that visits each night. When I do, I'll be sure to post them.

Janet

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2006
8:44 PM

Post #2367569

Well I've been playing with my new old camera and caught this guy cavorting on my brugmansia .. don't know what kind of fly he is.

X

Thumbnail by Xeramtheum
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 8, 2006
11:07 PM

Post #2368032

I'm not sure what kind he is either, but he sure is beautiful.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

gldandrews
Andrews, NC
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2006
11:27 PM

Post #2368083

The bumble Bee's are in force.

This message was edited Jun 8, 2006 7:27 PM

Thumbnail by gldandrews
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


June 9, 2006
4:54 PM

Post #2370858

I agree, Janet. I love my digital camra. I need to read my manual though so I have a clue about it what it can really do. Your froggie is so cute. We used to have little ones like that when we had a little pond. They were so loud for such a small thing.

Your fly is called Fly Beauteous X. So fancy! Sorry Janet, yours is Plain Jane in comparison. LOL.

gldandrews, your bee is sure having a good time! LOL

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 9, 2006
5:26 PM

Post #2370980

HAHAHAHA Kell... I agree. Mine was definitely a Plain Jane variety.

I noticed that my comment about him was edited out. My apologies to any that were offended. That wasn't my intention.

Does anyone know what this prehistoric looking fella is. The "eyes" on his back aren't is eyes. He has a little bitty head. I was watering one day and he crawled out long enough for me to get his photo. I took several photos but the camera had a really hard time focusing because he blended with the tree slab table.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Vizz8
Tacoma, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2006
8:08 PM

Post #2371510

Babies in my backyard,

Viv

Thumbnail by Vizz8
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Vizz8
Tacoma, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2006
8:13 PM

Post #2371520

My best bug shot. I always take my camara. All the pictures here are outstanding.!!!!
Viv

Thumbnail by Vizz8
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Scorpioangel
Gold Hill, OR
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2006
3:36 PM

Post #2374437

Critters ... gotta love 'em ... Four Pacific Tree Frogs ... Hard to pick favorite shots

There are some great photos here on this site... Some of them make you really try harder to take the best photo possible. :)

DebiV

Thumbnail by Scorpioangel
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2006
3:56 PM

Post #2374491

DebiV, I think we can add your 4 pack of frogs to the "Great Pics" on this site.
Well done.
Andy P
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 10, 2006
4:02 PM

Post #2374505

Wow, you guys, these photos are wonderful! I love seeing all the frogs, especially.

UniQueTreasures, I'm glad you posted about your camera. We're researching prosumer digicams for one with a long zoom and image stabilization. I want to get a DSLR, possibly an Olympus Evolt E330 because it has "live view" available: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E330/E330A.HTM We still want a prosumer model with a powerful zoom, though, for Howie to use.
Scorpioangel
Gold Hill, OR
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2006
4:44 PM

Post #2374623

Thank you AndyP ... back at you :)

gardenwife ... I have more tree frog pics at Webshots http://community.webshots.com/user/scorpioangel
if you would like to look at them

DebiV
Magpye
NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2006
5:02 PM

Post #2374666

.. UniQueTreasures ..

Your 'eyed' beetle .. looks to be one of the many 'click' beetles.

Here's, the specific 'click' beetle in your photo (just above) ...
> http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/bimg151.html

This site, may lend ya some aid in the future ..
Texas A&M Universitys' Entomology Dept.
> http://insects.tamu.edu/extension/insctans/identification/

- Magpye
TheRedlines
Simi Valley, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 10, 2006
5:15 PM

Post #2374700

Wow, what a great bunch of pics everybody!
Here's a pic I got yesterday:

Thumbnail by TheRedlines
Click the image for an enlarged view.

tgif
Starkville, MS

June 10, 2006
5:49 PM

Post #2374809

Ditch Lily and friend

Thumbnail by tgif
Click the image for an enlarged view.

gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 10, 2006
5:54 PM

Post #2374821

Boy, those grasshoppers really blend in well there!
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2006
6:25 PM

Post #2374896

These pics just get better and better.
Andy P
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2006
6:45 PM

Post #2374978

Warming up in the morning sun.

Thumbnail by Xeramtheum
Click the image for an enlarged view.

gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 10, 2006
8:22 PM

Post #2375241

Neat! That spider looks athletic, like it's doing pushups. That's a lot of joints to have achy and in need of a warm-up.

I got some neat ones of bees on our salvia 'May Knight' this afternoon. I'll cull the rejects and try to get one posted today.
angele

June 11, 2006
2:22 AM

Post #2376318

a bee on an Apricot blossom, taken March 2

Thumbnail by angele
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2006
2:36 PM

Post #2377599

Angele, Your Bee pic reminded me that I have one, too.
Bee on Nectarine.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

angele

June 11, 2006
2:42 PM

Post #2377619

:-] love the herald of springtime. The apricot is the first thing to bloom in my yard and the bees know just when!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 11, 2006
3:07 PM

Post #2377725

A bit out of focus but I like the light shining through!

Thumbnail by victorgardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 11, 2006
3:09 PM

Post #2377733

Love how he's holding on!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 11, 2006
3:11 PM

Post #2377740

Oops - forgot the pic!

Thumbnail by victorgardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 11, 2006
3:12 PM

Post #2377749

Dragon with a damaged wing.

Thumbnail by victorgardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 11, 2006
3:16 PM

Post #2377761

Cleared to land!

Thumbnail by victorgardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2006
4:07 PM

Post #2377904

Nice shots, Victor.
The sun has finally come out after sooo many days of rain.
So have the critters. I missed a pair of butterflies but there were plenty of Bumble Bees enjoying the blackberry blossoms.
Here is one that was enjoying the sun, preening.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2006
4:10 PM

Post #2377913

Moments later.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 11, 2006
4:11 PM

Post #2377918

Very nice as well, Andy. What camera?

Victor
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 11, 2006
4:49 PM

Post #2378072

Here's mine, finally! I love the bees, too.

Thumbnail by gardenwife
Click the image for an enlarged view.

gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 11, 2006
4:50 PM

Post #2378079

And another. There are more, but I'll probably just post them in the photos forum as a group.

Thumbnail by gardenwife
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2006
6:21 PM

Post #2378407

Victor, just a basic Fuji 4.1 mp but I cheat a bit. I run them through Adobe PhotoShop before I post. Helps a lot. LOL
Gardenwife's are actually better pics.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 12, 2006
12:35 AM

Post #2379563

Thanks, Andy -- yours are nice, too, though! Out of a gigabyte's worth of shots, I ended up with perhaps 6 I thought were worth keeping. Neighbors should by now be used to seeing me taking hundreds of flash photos of a plant...in broad daylight. LOL
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2006
12:40 AM

Post #2379588

I feel like a 'tightwad', now. I snapped 6 shots.
Andy P
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



June 12, 2006
12:44 AM

Post #2379598

I have enjoyed browsing through all these lovely "Critter Photographs". Here is one from Australia. This is a Mole Cricket (Gryllotalpa monanka), a burrowing species that I recently found under a log in our local Morwell National Park.

Thumbnail by kennedyh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Magpye
NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2006
12:58 AM

Post #2379651

Ohh, wowsers, kennedy .. I've not seen a mole cricket, in ages!
Kinda forgotten that they even exist: it's been that long ... (hee)

((huggs))

- Magpye
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 12, 2006
1:01 AM

Post #2379666

Ugh...Those are big, aren't they, Kennedy? Great detailed shot! Hey, how's the knee?
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



June 12, 2006
1:09 AM

Post #2379696

and ((huggs)) to you too Magpye

Yes if big means about 2 inches long!

The knee is coming along fine and I am more comfortable during and after long walks than I was before the surgery. I have done several walks of up to 7 kms, but am waiting for the spring before trying anything further,

Ken
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 12, 2006
1:46 AM

Post #2379821

Yeah, that's big for a cricket...At least around these parts.

Here's a sowbug/pillbug (Porcellio scaber?) I photographed on a rock I picked up from our yard. I've not seen a mottled one like this before. Most are dark grey. Sorry it's not better...It was trying to hide. ;)

Thumbnail by gardenwife
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2006
2:13 AM

Post #2380045

These are so cool, Keep them coming.
Andy P
Magpye
NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2006
2:27 AM

Post #2380113

Would/could that possibly be .. a 'variegated' rolly-polly bug, ya got there -?-

Those fellers, are another critter I've not seen in a good while .. 'till the other day.

- Magpye

Thumbnail by Magpye
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



June 12, 2006
2:42 AM

Post #2380177

Those get everywhere. Porcellio scaber is introduced here in Australia, but has become very common, both in our garden (under almost every flowerpot) and also in Morwell National Park, where I find them under bark on the Eucalyptus trees.

Thumbnail by kennedyh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Katlian
Carson City, NV
(Zone 6b)

June 12, 2006
3:09 AM

Post #2380228

I love all the shots of the 'not-so-cute' wildlife. Here's a dragonfly on my firecracker flowers last weekend.

Thumbnail by Katlian
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Katlian
Carson City, NV
(Zone 6b)

June 12, 2006
3:12 AM

Post #2380238

And i can't claim credit for this one. My coworker Marnie took this shot. Western tiger swallowtail and western columbine.

Thumbnail by Katlian
Click the image for an enlarged view.

gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 12, 2006
4:38 AM

Post #2380460

So that's what it's called, western columbine! It's one you don't see around here, but our house had it growing in the yard when we bought it and so does the next-door neighbor. My mom and I have always called it "old fashioned columbine", so it's great to finally know what it is.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2006
12:48 AM

Post #2387522

Here is one from last Autumn.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2006
9:08 PM

Post #2444407

Thanks Magpye for identifying my click eyed bug. I had lost "this" forum for a while so I apologize for the delay in responding. I just found it again today and am so happy I did. This is one of my favorite places here at DG. So many Great Photos folks!

Mourning Dove in my front yard.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2006
9:55 PM

Post #2444584

Thanks for reviving this thread UniQue, and with such a lovely pic too.

Here is a snail pic I snapped last Monday.
This shot is not on my Snail thread.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Vizz8
Tacoma, WA
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2006
10:14 PM

Post #2444665

Andy that a nice looking snail.

A couple of visitors, to my backyard this spring... cute huh?


Viv

Thumbnail by Vizz8
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



June 28, 2006
10:26 PM

Post #2444698

I like the snail picture, here is one of his cousins, a slug (Deroceras caruanae), which I photographed in my garden the other day (just before disposing of it)

Thumbnail by kennedyh
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2006
12:09 AM

Post #2456174

These are all good, lets keep it going.
Shot this one this morning. Is it a young dragonfly?
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2006
12:36 AM

Post #2456264

I'm not the shutterbug some of you are, but I really like the way the sunlight hit this one

gram

Thumbnail by grampapa
Click the image for an enlarged view.

gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 2, 2006
3:12 PM

Post #2457990

Andy, I think that's a robber fly. I don't know how I knew that, but when I looked it up on Google images, it sure looked like yours. Funny, the stuff that clutters our grey matter, isn't it?

http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1B2GGGL_enUS177&q=robber fly&sa=N&tab=wi

Nice shot there, Gram. The sun was really pretty on them.
Scorpioangel
Gold Hill, OR
(Zone 7a)

July 2, 2006
3:30 PM

Post #2458073

Here is a very tiny spider on an Iris petal. The color contrast caught my eye ...

DebiV

Thumbnail by Scorpioangel
Click the image for an enlarged view.

gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 2, 2006
4:58 PM

Post #2458387

Crab spiders are my favorites! They blend in with their surroundings...unless they're bold like this guy. I bet he started out in the petal's white section, well-concealed and ready to strike on his prey.

Here are some shots I took of a robber fly on a hosta leaf. I just spent an hour looking up what insect this is! I know I could have just posted it, but I like IDing them myself when I can. This is a good tool: http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740

This is Laphria thoracica.

This message was edited Jul 2, 2006 1:00 PM

Thumbnail by gardenwife
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2006
6:23 PM

Post #2458680

Thanks GW. I checked your link and I think you are right.
Very cool.
Now I can label the pic properly.
Andy P
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 2, 2006
7:01 PM

Post #2458835

What's neat is, take a look at mine vs. yours. There are a lot of similarities between them. I think their feet are really cool with those little sticky pads.
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 4, 2006
12:22 PM

Post #2465454

I watched this fella land on our little building outside and "hot foot" it across the metal roof. It was comical watching him dancing in a "joint legged" semi-bounce. He danced himself over to the lattice over the deck and stayed there for about 15 minutes. I took this photo (along with about 20 others of him) from inside of my house at a distance of about 25 feet.

I'm not sure what kind of bird he is yet. I'll have to look him up.

Janet

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 4, 2006
12:24 PM

Post #2465457

He is about 18-24" in height. Here's another shot of him.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 4, 2006
12:29 PM

Post #2465466

At the same time he was up there enjoying the view, I spotted a squirrel on the same lattice about 3 feet from him. Both seem to be oblivious to each other. This photo is a bit dark, but I was glad to have gotten both of them in the same shot. :-) Those beams of the deck are a favorite place for our squirrels to hang out.

Janet

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2006
1:53 PM

Post #2465626

Cool pics,Janet.
Happy 4th.
I snapped this Daddy Long Legs in the basement.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Scorpioangel
Gold Hill, OR
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2006
3:08 PM

Post #2465843

Happy 4th to all ... Great pics from everyone ;) I'll add another to this thread ...
This guy is in my Tomato patch ... This is the kind of pest control I love to see in my vegi garden!

Black-and-yellow Garden Spider ... Argiope aurantia

DebiV

Thumbnail by Scorpioangel
Click the image for an enlarged view.

jackieshar
Texas/Okla central b
United States
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2006
3:13 PM

Post #2465866

Green on green...Sum and Substance Hosta

This message was edited Jul 4, 2006 7:28 PM

Thumbnail by jackieshar
Click the image for an enlarged view.

jackieshar
Texas/Okla central b
United States
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2006
3:15 PM

Post #2465878

plentiful in the gardens this year

Thumbnail by jackieshar
Click the image for an enlarged view.

jackieshar
Texas/Okla central b
United States
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2006
3:17 PM

Post #2465888

and these

Thumbnail by jackieshar
Click the image for an enlarged view.

jackieshar
Texas/Okla central b
United States
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2006
3:21 PM

Post #2465907

guest were destroying almost all my small landscape trees last winter,. Called for an Oklahoma state trapper from the wildlife department. i expected they would re-locate them...they didn't even suggest it

Thumbnail by jackieshar
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2006
11:20 PM

Post #2467719

Debi, nice shot.

Jackie, we have a lot of dragonflies this year, too. Saw a fluorescent green one today, my buddy was chasing it with his new camera, lol.
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 8, 2006
5:19 AM

Post #2481241

Well I did it. I worked on my diary and have added my little slice of Texas to the Garden Tour Forum. You can view it here http://davesgarden.com/journal/ed/index.php?tabid=3725

I have entered 286 photos in the past 4-5 days. I still have a bunch more to enter.

Grab yourself a glass of iced cold tea or a cup of coffee and enjoy my sanctuary. Come back and visit anytime. This is definitely going to be a work in progress.

If you haven't made your own diary, you should. It was a lot of fun and helped to inspire me to better organize (on my hard drive) literally thousands of photos.

Enjoy!
Janet

ps Patriotic Promise you see below was taken on July 4th!

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

jackieshar
Texas/Okla central b
United States
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2006
9:43 PM

Post #2483057

great rainbow! Hard as I try to photo them they always look washed out, and we all know Oklahoma rainbows are the greatest!!!

Thumbnail by jackieshar
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 9, 2006
7:15 PM

Post #2486118

Thanks! I'll have to take your word for the greatest rainbows being in Oklahoma though. I've only seen the ones in Texas and as you can see... they are HUGE!!!

jackieshar
Texas/Okla central b
United States
(Zone 7b)

July 9, 2006
8:20 PM

Post #2486312

well for all I know mine may be in Texas, I am on the northern border at the Red River, originally until 2 years ago from Dallas

God Bless Texas,

Jackie
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 10, 2006
4:19 AM

Post #2487941

MagPye has brought to my attention that the link I provided for my garden tour wasn't the whole enchilada, but instead, just a slice of it. Here is a link that should show you the whole sheebang. Thanks again MagPye for your help. You're a SweetiePie!

http://davesgarden.com/journal/d/m/UniQueTreasures/

I'll get back to work on it this week. I've had my grandboy (16 months) here all weekend long and frankly, I'm dead dog tired! HAHAHAHA I ain't as young as I used to be!

Janet

ps This is Ben. I'm sure glad I didn't have to demonstrate for him how to go down the slide!

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 13, 2006
4:50 AM

Post #2500132

I found this fella the other day. I usually see the ordinary green/brown/etc. lizards. This one gave me a fright at first sight because he came from under a walkway and my first thought was SNAKE!

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 13, 2006
4:53 AM

Post #2500141

Then I looked over and it almost looked like this fella was roaring like a lion!

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 13, 2006
4:54 AM

Post #2500143

I look around for the lady he's trying to impress and spotted this one. I don't usually see them get this dark brown color.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 13, 2006
4:55 AM

Post #2500144

Isn't she a beauty!!!

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 13, 2006
4:59 AM

Post #2500157

My yard has has a population explosion with baby lizards in the past month. I have to laugh because my sister and I both have the same identical reaction whenever we see the newborns... "Oh Schweeeeeeeeeeeetie!" Needless to say, ALL of the lizards turn their heads to look when I say that because they all think I'm talking to them. They are all named Schweeeeeeeeeeeeetie! Sure beats having to remember hundreds of names! I always thank them for eating bugs and sharing their garden with me. Gotta make them feel at home, yanno!

They sure are hard to phorograph!


Janet

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 13, 2006
5:02 AM

Post #2500168

This is another one of the babies. He's hanging on the Dutchman's Pipe shoot.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 13, 2006
5:04 AM

Post #2500176

This is a little teenage girl. I finally figured out the other day that the females have a white "stripe" down their back. I had to go back to the mating photos to make sure, when I discovered this.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2006
9:08 PM

Post #2502283

Great pics and story, too.
Thanks UniQ
Andy P
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2006
4:23 AM

Post #2503831

Thanks Andy!

I went out back this morning and found this turtle. Our privacy fence goes all the way to the ground, so this guy must have snuck in when hubby took the dogs out back of the fence to run. There's a drainage ditch behind my back fence so we get some strange creatures in the yard now and then.

This little table sits right outside of my French Doors.

Closer shots to follow.
Janet

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2006
4:25 AM

Post #2503839

He is about 3 inches long and maybe an inch and a half or two wide. No real distinguishing marks that I could see.

I kept waiting on his little head to pop out.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2006
4:27 AM

Post #2503850

Well I can see I need to spray off Grace's dog hair from those bricks. She's shedding fiercely these days.

I love this turtle's pretty eyes.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2006
4:30 AM

Post #2503859

We used to have a couple of rescued turtles when we had a pond back there. Haven't seen one in years though.

I guess this one's had enough of this photo session. I went back in the house for a minute and he vanished. The ground cover in our islands is really thick right now and I didn't look real hard. I hope he sticks around to visit. I'd like to watch him get bigger. And yeah, his name is Schweeeetie too! :-)

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2006
9:57 PM

Post #2506371

I'm pleased to say we have 2 of these little critters. this is the larger one, not quite 2 inches long when I snapped the pic a week ago.
It is still in the same Day Lily patch today, getting bigger, fast.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 18, 2006
11:25 AM

Post #2518478

I've tried for years to get a good photo of this flying squirrel. I got within about 5 feet of him last night. He was about 10 ft. up the tree. He just sat there while I snapped away.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 18, 2006
11:27 AM

Post #2518484

He's been hanging around here for several years. Ordinarily, he darts up the tree as soon as I walk out the back door.

He is only about 7 inches long from nose to tip of his tail. I love the coloring.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



July 18, 2006
11:29 AM

Post #2518488

Wow, fantastic! We have a similar animal the Sugar Glider, a little flying possum, that we have occasionally seen in the garden, but never the remotest chance of a photograph.
Lucky you and great pictures.
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 18, 2006
12:39 PM

Post #2518655

Great pics! Years ago we had an 'up-close-and-personal' with a flying squirrel. It got into our kitchen thru an old stove vent. A friend of ours captured it and kept it as a pet for a while. Used to let it out and let it glide around his apartment. He did release it back into the wild. Neat little animal. That's the only one I've ever seen til now.
jackieshar
Texas/Okla central b
United States
(Zone 7b)

July 18, 2006
12:50 PM

Post #2518682

The drought are driving the wildlife closer in to populated areas, these were pictured from my bedroom window grazing in my nearly dry pond, Maybe 50 ft from the house

Thumbnail by jackieshar
Click the image for an enlarged view.

jackieshar
Texas/Okla central b
United States
(Zone 7b)

July 18, 2006
2:28 PM

Post #2519003

someone else appreciates the beautiful datura

Thumbnail by jackieshar
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 18, 2006
11:16 PM

Post #2520880

Great pics everyone, keep them coming.
I love this thread.
I don't think I've posted this pic here, yet.
I almost grabbed it while moving pots around.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

magoobu
Phoenix, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2006
12:19 AM

Post #2521143

OH great this nice little critter thread how did I know someone would get a BIG spider in there!!! thanks Andy!! :-)
LOL
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 20, 2006
6:29 PM

Post #2527435

I found this lizard stripping off his skin at lunchtime. He began to bite at it and the next thing I knew, it was completely gone! He left no evidence behind.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 20, 2006
9:11 PM

Post #2528073

cool! gross, but cool.
jackieshar
Texas/Okla central b
United States
(Zone 7b)

July 20, 2006
10:41 PM

Post #2528418

the drought is about to ruin my ponds...these were bellyup today right before the scavenger birds get at them..turtles on the grass carp

Thumbnail by jackieshar
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 21, 2006
12:38 AM

Post #2528792

This poor little Catbird chick fell out of a tree only a few feet away from me.
The adult birds went crazy when my dog, Sarah got too close.
I snapped this pic and put the bird back in the tree.
It soon jumped back down and hopped to the brush at the side of the yard.
The parents worked together, one made a racket near me and Sarah, while the other urged chicky along.
Sarah was very good and 'stayed'.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 21, 2006
1:02 AM

Post #2528897

Your Sarah's a good dog! Mine would be hard-pressed...

Neat to have a picture of a catbird fledgeling. They're hard birds to spot sometimes.
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 23, 2006
3:35 PM

Post #2537772

I found this beautiful dragonfly in my back yard the other day. I love his vivid green coloring.

Next photo will show close up of his body.

Janet

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 23, 2006
3:36 PM

Post #2537773

Here's more of the green dragonfly.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



July 23, 2006
10:01 PM

Post #2539026

What a lovely Dragonfly. It is a female Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) http://www.greglasley.net/epondhawk.html
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1849/bgimage
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2006
1:00 AM

Post #2539665

Great Links Kenedy! Thank you! I've bookmarked the BugGuide site for future reference.

I thought she was rather pretty myself. I didn't get too many photos of her but those I took turned out beautiful.

Thanks again for those links.

Janet
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2006
2:55 AM

Post #2540234

Janet, I like that one. Great colors, good shot too.
I had fun with a tiny bee deep inside a Daylily today. I have 4 nice shots on this link in the Photo forum. http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/629734/
Here is one of them.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Katlian
Carson City, NV
(Zone 6b)

July 24, 2006
4:18 AM

Post #2540565

I found this nice mantid on my salvia one evening. I think it's an albino since others in the yard have been green.

Thumbnail by Katlian
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2006
12:02 PM

Post #2541104

Thanks Andy! Your link provided me with another Forum (Photos) to watch. There are so many that I haven't even seen yet. I get absorbed in one and can sit here for hours just looking at all of the photos. I can't believe I hadn't seen the PHOTO Forum yet! Now, I'll never get anything done around here! HAHAHAHA

Janet

ps I found this little fella sleeping last night.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Vizz8
Tacoma, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 24, 2006
4:12 PM

Post #2541868

I lost my wind chime for the season...

Viv

Thumbnail by Vizz8
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2006
6:56 PM

Post #2542432

I posted this same message on the photo thread, but wanted to share it with you folks here as well.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I have spent the better part of this morning watching this beautiful hummingbird in my back yard. Some of these photos were taken outside. Most were taken from inside the house. I had a really hard time keeping my hands still enough to get good photos when I was outside. I've put the best of them into this collage.

Several years ago, before we had a digital camera, we had some pretty red hibiscus in the front yard. I had one of those hummingbird feeders that has suction cups and it was attached to my front glass door. Using my cheapo camera, I tried to get some good photos, but none ever turned out to my liking. One day I walked outside and plucked a hibiscus and put it behind my ear (Hawaiian style) and just stood there. Several times the hummingbird would come up to that flower within inches of my face. My whole family was astounded that the bird would get so close to me. I tired it with red silk flowers and had the same results. Oh how I wish I'd had a camera so someone could have taken a photo back then.

I hope you will enjoy this ruby throated green hummer as much as I have.

Janet

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

jackieshar
Texas/Okla central b
United States
(Zone 7b)

July 24, 2006
11:22 PM

Post #2543662

nice shots, Janet

I haven't been able to find the photo thread...is it called something else? Am I just tooooo blonde?

Thumbnail by jackieshar
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2006
11:33 PM

Post #2543720

Here's a link to the Photo Forum. I wouldn't have ever found it if it hadn't of been for Andy. I didn't know if I'd ever find it again so I saved it as a favorite! :-)

Janet

http://davesgarden.com/forums/f/photos/all/
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 25, 2006
12:58 AM

Post #2544139

There are just too many forums here now. The Photo forum was an early destination for me, I like pics. There seems to be less activity there in the past few months.
It's so easy to post pics anywhere on DG, I post my pics where ever they fit. To the detriment of the Photo forum.
Like this shot. Last year I would have posted this in Photos, now it's here.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2006
10:29 PM

Post #2547766

Viv, those hornets really found themselves a spot, didn't they?? Yikes.
Vizz8
Tacoma, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 26, 2006
3:38 AM

Post #2548993

They sure did GW, the chime was hanging on my garden swing until the wasps took it... I thought the fence would be better for both of us. They are'nt bothering anyone so I figure let them do their thing.. :)

Viv
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2006
5:44 PM

Post #2551155

Jackie, are there 2 butterflies in that pic? Nice shot.

I noticed a Dragonfly drying the dew off it's wings yesterday morning.
I posted a couple shots in Photos, here is one.
Andy P

Thumbnail by Sarahskeeper
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Vizz8
Tacoma, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 26, 2006
7:52 PM

Post #2551602

Got this shot of PWP's female adult with a young'en. The male has been absent for awhile.. I'm hoping he is OK.
Viv

Thumbnail by Vizz8
Click the image for an enlarged view.

jackieshar
Texas/Okla central b
United States
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2006
7:57 PM

Post #2551628

yes there are 2...I seem to get a varied culture here...this one yesterday

Thumbnail by jackieshar
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2006
4:50 AM

Post #2569477

Time for some new critter photos. We've had so much rain lately. Sometimes at night I see snails on my Lantana. I found this one crawling or should I say sliming his way around. I'm sure glad I don't have to carry my house with me whenever I go places.

I'm never sure if snails are good or bad for plants.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2006
4:53 AM

Post #2569486

I found a walking stick at the deer lease this weekend. I don't see them very often. He's in the center of this shot. The landscape sure camoflaged him. He was moving when I took this shot.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2006
4:54 AM

Post #2569491

I also found this neat dragonfly at the deer lease.

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2006
4:56 AM

Post #2569497

We only saw 2 snakes while there. One was alive, and he skeedaddled off before we could indentify what kind he was. The other was not so fortunate. From the looks of it, he'd met his match!

Janet

Thumbnail by UniQueTreasures
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Anitabryk2
Long Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 31, 2006
6:57 PM

Post #2571282

I thought I would share one of my pics too. I've just found this forum and am enjoying everyones' abilities with their cameras. Well done everyone!

Thumbnail by Anitabryk2
Click the image for an enlarged view.

crittergarden
Pittsburgh, PA

April 12, 2012
12:04 PM

Post #9079827

MORE, More, more!
Especially the cuddly critters!

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Wildlife Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Doing the Bunny Leap Bloomer 5 Apr 6, 2012 10:46 AM
The nicest thing happened in the local Walmart in their greenhouse.............. Merry_Sunshine 2 Apr 6, 2012 10:44 AM
Black Panther at pond BittysGarden 3 Apr 6, 2012 10:56 AM
BIG cat incident lantana 7 May 16, 2012 7:21 PM
I'm A Moose Matador Weezingreens 166 Feb 6, 2014 5:26 AM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America