Viewing all entries from Photography Contest 2011: Insects (other than butterflies and moths)Click for fullsize picture.
Here's looking at you!
This grasshopper found a new home in one of my dahlias.
Katydid skiing down Mount Daylily slope.
spider storing her dinner for later.
This Dragonfly was ready for his photo op. He sat still and waited until I was finshed.
Empty locust skin
Tiny Leaf Hopper, "parked" on a Coneflower but.
Syrphid Fly admiring Japanese Gold Sedum
I was focusing on taking a photo of the flower but just as I clicked the shutter the bee flew into the shot.
I love taking photos of flowers especially if they contain surprises like this.
Libellula saturata Uhler on Peniocereus greggii
Green Garden Spider shedding its exoskeleton.
Busy bumble Bee in Montana
Saw this beautiful Green Bee on one of my Cornflower plants and couldn't resist taking a few pictures of it. I have never seen one since nor had I seen one before.
A bee checks out the oh-so-hard to contain Spanish Needle flowers.
I can take you, lady!
Skimmer sitting in the sun on a spent bloom.
Orb Weaver on a peony bloom
Female Common Whitetail Dragonfly
Black Saddlebags Dragonfly
I saw this bee just before we left the hotel in Baguio City.
It is extremely hard to catch a Dragonfly sitting still for me. One Sunday morning this young dragonfly came flying in and sat oh so proudly upon the foliage of one of my rosebushes. What a grand treat!
Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Spinnerets - A fleeting moment
Green Lynx Spider with Yellow Jacket
Common Green Darner
gobbling down goldenrod
"Don't Matter if it's Black or White"
Interesting insect I photographed at our cabin in western Md.
A beautiful baskettail dragonfly (suborder Anisoptera) with its golden metallic sheen, showing the typical identifier holding their wings spread out at rest. An aquatic insect, skims over the water surface looking for food.
November 2010 - Pansies and Ladybug - University of Alabama campus, Tuscaloosa, AL
An afternoon stroll with my new camera. May 2010 - The Ant - Cary, NC
This is little bug on my PLETLEA TRIFOILIATA
A little bumble bee taking a "zip" from one of our sunflower
and I belive it evens sleeps there
Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers mating.
Grasshopper on the stem of a Montauk Daisy.
This flower is mine ... mine ...
Swallotail caterpillar on my Dill plant ... yummy yummy ... look at that fat face ...
wolf spider spun a web on my chair one morning
Young praying mantis on canna lily.
Aeshna palmata, paddle-tailed darner, Hidden Lake, Wenatchee NF, WA
Cicada shedding exoskeleton on tree outside of my house (Northville, MI).
A bee on some pretty flowers in Victoria, BC, Canada
A female praying mantis I found grooming herself!
bee on a bachelor's button.
Ruby Meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum) stalking prey on a midsummer day.
Busy Bee in 'Bowl of Beauty' Peony!
Bee checking out 'Princess Victoria Louise' poppy.
I had been trying to get a photo of a bee on these flowers near where I live and this was what I ended up with. This is a macro shot taken about 1 foot away with my camera. The bee didn't mind at all.
Cicada fresh from shell.
coneflower and friend
dragonfly with red eyes on my butterfly bush
A bee getting ready to dive into the mandevilla flower growing in my back yard in South Florida.
Gigantic bee on delphinium
a spider in the prairie
bumblebee on milkweed
Apoid Wasp (Cerceris) feeding on Pink Tickseed (Coreopsis rosea ‘Heaven’s Gate’)
dragonfly on Japanese morning glories
spider and dewdrops
This little fellow took care of my pests naturally, a welcome vistor.
I'm gonna soak up the sun....
Jeepers creepers... where'd you get those peepers!
The annual poppies are always a favorite of bees, and I wanted to capture one within the flower. I snapped a little too early and instead got this picture of a honeybee flying in for a landing!
This Bee is so covered in pollen from a Morning Glory Bush he couldn't fly off when I took the picture.
Quite a contrast of insects waiting their turn on the Watermelon
Mom and her egg sac
predator among the thorns
We saw in this in the middle of the road while going to a friends house ran it to the ditch line then I snapped this photo. The actual size is the same as a woman's palm.
A newly hatched Praying Mantis looks over the wide world minutes after emerging from its egg case.
At a local pond...
This preying mantis clung to the fence for 2 days. He hovered over the seedum plant waiting to spring into action, gobbling unsuspecting bees as they landed on the flower head.
Brave little ant exploring a Hosta blossom
Hoverfly and Fothergilla major
We surprised this praying mantis.
Soldier beetle and his shadow on lotus blossom in our garden pond.
Praying Mantis on canna "Marmalade Skies"
Hosta 'Janet' flower with at least one visitor and maybe two.
Coming in for a landing
A bee visits a waterlily in my little water garden
This little fellow was a perfect model. He would wait for up to 15 minutes without moving and wasn"t startled by having his picture taken.
I know there is one around here somewhere!!
I wonder if she sees me?
This Japanese Beetle was having his way with this blossom on our butterfly bush.
A praying mantis posed for the camera.
"Raindrops are falling on my head ..." - a 4.5 inch long tarantula wasp (Pepsid sp.) with a rain drop on its head and "shoulder" area as well as elsewhere. It is using a leaf as an umbrella during a misty-like rain.
A 4.5 inich long tarantula wasp (Pepsid sp.) on a cleome bloom during a mist-like rain
Bee on an aster.
Bee on a thistle bloom.
The bees loved Anna's sunflower
Swallowtail caterpillar on parsley blooms
This bee has filled its pollen baskets and is ready to return to the hive. An efficient bee can fill its baskets is as little as three minutes.
This mantis has taken up full time residence in our Zinnias. She's a bit over three inches long and catches honeybees for her living.
"Pumpkin" Spider ...
Joe Pye Weed
Bumble Bee on
Paper Wasps and Nest
Ready to dine on a morning glory leaf.
Bumble on dahlia
bumble on red dahlia
Frog on pole
Bug on eupatorium perfoliatum
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