Yesterday I saw my first bee of the year, and not just any bee – I think she’s unusually beautiful, and look how happy she is! 🙂 Covered in fresh pollen from a crocus, just what she needed after the winter.
This is not just a ladybug like all others.. She has a cat tattoo on her left shoulder! 🙂
I always thought all ladybugs looked the same, but that’s not the case. According to Wikipedia, the spot size and coloration can provide some indication of how toxic the individual bug is to potential predators. It synthesizes the toxic alkaloids, N-oxide coccinelline and its free base precoccinelline; depending on sex and diet.
Picture rotated and zoomed in:
Week 34 already! Here’s a Speckled Wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria) basking in the sun, we’re enjoying sunny summer days here in Amsterdam this week 🙂
Its face look a bit comical seen from the front.. Little Muppet!
This fly has a second face in its face! 😀 It kind of looks like a cartoon character wearing huge headphones.
Anthrax anthrax, is a species of fly in the family Bombyliidae. It’s a fairly large fly, the body length is 10 mm. The body is black with four white markings at tergum 2 and 3 and two white markings at the end of the abdomen. Tergum 1 is black with tufts of white hairs at the side (visible when hovering, thus not in this picture). The wings are mostly black, only the tops are transparant, and the veins are dark brown. It kind of looks like the wings have been painted with watercolour, I think the pattern is quite nice. 🙂
(1) Flesh Fly (Sarcophaga)
(2) Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta)
First week of October, but I still found some small bugs to photograph- A crane fly, a dragonfly, a butterfly 🙂
I found a pretty little Geranium Argus (Eumedonia eumedon) in a park here in Amsterdam. Here are two pictures taken from different angles:
Some close up shots taken with a Raynox conversion lens attached to the SX60
Some photos I took this afternoon 🙂 I was especially thrilled to find the beautiful moth!
And: caleephotography is 3 years old! 😀