120 Photos - Aug 18, 2011
Photo: Photo: Baby mantis on my fingerPhoto: V or Y ?Photo: Hairy bugPhoto: Fly with red mitesPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Nude ModelPhoto: A Fire in the DarkPhoto: a macro from the past!Photo: This mantis was a real poser. Maybe she went to modeling school!Photo: Blue-bottle Fly on Ox-eye DaisyPhoto: Photo:           Photo: Crab spider (Fam. Thomisidae) on a Frangipani flower.

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#MacroMondayPhoto: Tiny leafhopper I found outside the house once.

#MacroMondayPhoto: Greengrocer Cicada ( Cyclochila australasiae ) a common cicada in Melbourne.

#MacroMonday #PlusPhotoExtractPhoto: Xenodermus javanicus , one of the strangest looking snakes I've ever seen.
Taken in West Java, Indonesia.

I think I will re-edit this one to reduce the harsh shadows.

#MacroMonday
#reptilePhoto: My, what a long proboscis you have there!
Probably an Eristalinus sp., a Syrphid / hover fly at the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Melbourne.

It looks like an Eristalinus punctulatus, the Australian "Native Drone Fly"
http://www.ozanimals.com/Insect/Native-Drone-Fly/Eristalinus/punctulatus.html

#MacroMondayPhoto: Head shot of a tree pit-viper.

#MacroMondayPhoto: A Hoverfly on Wild Radish flower (yes, I need to do some weeding!)

#MyTownTuesday #MyHouseTuesday #TodayTuesday 
#OnePrimeWednesday #Wildlife WednesdayPhoto: A small green bug on a yellow flower :)
Our local native plant nursery does not use any insecticides!
great news for bug lovers like me.

#MyTownTuesday #OnePrimeWednesday #WildlifeWednesdayPhoto: Just playing around with masking. I usually never remove backgrounds like this.

#SilhouettesOnThursdayPhoto: Found these growing in the seedling pots in the local native plant nursery. They turned out to be unwanted weeds!

#SepiaSaturday #SquareSundayPhoto: I have to delay weeding again...found this cute little guy on one!Photo: From this morning's walk: a fruit fly on some native berries

#MacroMondayPhoto: Is it #MacroMonday already?Photo: For #GrassTuesday: the Blowfly grass, Briza maxima , an invasive weed here in Melbourne.
#MyTownTuesdayPhoto: The tip of the Pussytail ( Ptilotus sp.) flower, wet from the morning sprinkle.

#GrassTuesday #WetWednesday
#MyTownTuesday

#WhateverWednesday :)Photo: Found this bee still napping so late in the morning. other bees were buzzing around, busily feeding but this one was still asleep! Notice that bees sleep hanging on their jaws?Photo: The tip of a flower bud for #WideOpenWednesday

105mm AF MicroNikkor wide open and at closest focusing distancePhoto: Another bee hanging on with its mandibles while asleep

+Benji Sun this was in Indonesia and probably not the same species as yours.Photo: Daddy-long-legs spider ( Pholcus sp.) on the wall

#SpiderSunday #MacroMondayPhoto: Long-eyes - an old photo of out backyard slug for #MacroMondayPhoto: Salute! An old shot of a Valanga nigricornis grasshopper with my D70 from 2005.

#BuggyFridayPhoto: Wing detail of a Lime Butterfly

#MacroMondayPhoto: For #buggyfriday a bug on a grass flower. I haven't done any macros for a while so yesterday I took some in our overgrown jungle garden before it gets cleaned up this weekend. I'm not sure what this is but i think it's a Hemipteran (true bug) about 2cm long including antennae.Photo: Crab Spider on Frangipani
#spidersundayPhoto: Orange beetle - an old one from 2005Photo: An old macro from 2005 with my old D70.




#macrophotography   #macro   #macro4all   #insectphotography   #insectsphotos   #insects   #beetle   #nikon   #nikonshooters  Photo: A caterpillar in the garden - Melbourne 2011Photo: Tiny Little Jumper
#macrophotography   #spider   #arachnid  Photo: Macro time is back! Saturday morning macro shoot at Blackburn lake Sanctuary.
First, the mandatory Robberfly on the Fence shot...
With +Andrés Fernando González Moreno +Tono Soetojo before meeting the group.
#macro   #macrophotography   #insects   #insectphotography   #insectphotos   #bugs   #melbourne  #sexyflies  and #bugseverydayPhoto: The hoverflies were active at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary this morning

#macrophotography    #macro   #insects   #insectphotography   #insectphotos   #bugs   #melbourne  #sexyflies  and #bugseverydayPhoto: The green Crab Spider we found on +Luster Lai 's shirt. I moved it to +Andrés Fernando González Moreno 's tripod.

#macro   #macrophotography   #insects   #insectphotography   #insectphotos   #bugs   #melbourne  #sexyflies  and #bugseverydayPhoto: The Damselfly that holds its wings out like a dragonfly. From today's macro walk at Blackburn Lake

#macro   #macrophotography   #insects   #insectphotography   #insectphotos   #bugs   #melbourne  #sexyflies  and #bugseverydayPhoto: A Robberfly and its prey at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

#macro   #macrophotography   #insects   #insectphotography   #insectphotos   #bugs   #melbourne  #sexyflies  and #bugseverydayPhoto: A hoverfly on wild mustard flower.
I just realized that I haven't uploaded any macros lately!
This one was taken in 2011.
#macro4all   #macrophotography   #macrophoto   #insectphotography   #insects   #flies   #australia   #melbourne