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  • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

    Sorry to disagree Harold but Ron is correct it is a male Migrant Hawker Nice stopped action Ron

    Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
    A new to me: Moorland/Common/Sedge Hawker Male.

    That distinct black T on the face, the lateral yellow stripes on the thorax and the narrow yellow antehumeral (dorsal thorax) stripes clinch it.

    Harold


    The key differences are the colour of the Costa (the leading vein to the wing) - yellow in the Common Hawker and brown in the Migrant Hawker. And the yellow triangle at the base of the abdomen.



    Here is a closer shot of mine of a Migrant with the yellow (hour-glass shaped) triangle very visible. You can see that in Ron's in flight shot.

    I don't have a Common to hand to show. But you can see the yellow costa and the very different abdomen markings on the BDS shot

    here https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/s...common-hawker/

    The Common is a bog/acid heath dragonfly so Ron will know the very few sites in East Anglia where he would stand a chance to see one. The Migrant Hawker is far more common in East Anglia and across Southern UK.
    Peter (Art Frames)

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      These are lovely Peter

  • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

    Speckled Bush Cricket Female

    With cooler autumn temperatures, it seems that this cricket was sunning itself on the south-facing brick wall of our house.

    Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/30 or 1/40 at f11 ISO 800, hand-held.

    The stereos are crosseye.

    Harold















    The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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      • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

        Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
        Squadron ready for take off.
        Males getting on together surprisingly well.

        Harold
        The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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        • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

          Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
          Males getting on together surprisingly well.

          Harold
          Literally hundreds of 'em around today. Last chance to do it I guess....

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          • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

            Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
            Literally hundreds of 'em around today. Last chance to do it I guess....
            We have had a male Southern Hawker patrolling our garden, at about head height, each afternoon recently. It sometimes flies very close to my face.

            Harold
            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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            • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

              Cellar spider Pholcus phalangioides

              These spiders, about the same size as house spiders, are said to have reached the British Isles in consignments of wine. This was neither in a wine cellar nor in any kind of cellar but in a bin (wine joke). It was upside down under the lid of a garden compost bin.

              These spiders do not like daylight or air movement and this one was subjected to both. So it was quite a difficult session.

              Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/13 to 1/40 at f11 ISO 800, hand-held.

              The stereos are crosseye.

              Harold





















              The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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              • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                Grey Dagger Moth Caterpillar

                I was surprised to see this. Not only was it late in the season but I found it in our kitchen and, most surprising of all, it was on my hand.

                We had experienced days and nights of almost continuous rain. I was helping to prepare the evening meal when was tempted by the arrival of early evening sunshine. For the first time in days, I went out without a coat but wearing a thin jumper. I took a brief walk around the garden, taking a look at places where I find macro subjects. Not wearing a coat, I avoided contact with the dripping wet foliage.

                Ten minutes or so later, I felt a tickle on the back of my hand and looked down to see the caterpillar crawling from my sleeve.

                I took it outside and placed on the nearest leaves and took some photos then I put it down amongst mixed vegetation. I had to put it in the shade to shelter it from a gusty breeze.

                The last image shows it being cryptic next to a shrunken blackberry.

                Sometimes the orange lateral marks are red and/or the dorsal stripe is yellow.

                Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, the first 1/25 at f9 then 1/50 at f7.1 ISO 800, hand-held.

                Harold









                The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                  Some recently processed shots form Summer. I have such a backlog it is impossible to catch up.



                  An Emerald Damselfly in the morning



                  Emerald damselfly 1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr



                  Emerald damselfly 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr



                  A meadow brown



                  Medow brown by Alf Branch, on Flickr



                  A moth larvae that may have left home possibly a Coleophoridae SP



                  Moth larvae by Alf Branch, on Flickr



                  A peacock caterpillar



                  Peacock caterpillar by Alf Branch, on Flick
                  OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

                  I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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                  • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                    A little money spider trying look big because of my attention



                    Trying to look big by Alf Branch, on Flickr



                    An unknown wasp but I am thinking maybe ancistrocerus scoticus



                    Unknown wasp by Alf Branch, on Flickr



                    A common sexton beetle with passenger



                    Common sexton beetle by Alf Branch, on Flickr



                    A fly infected with fungus



                    Fungal attack by Alf Branch, on Flickr



                    A micro moth



                    Micro moth by Alf Branch, on Flickr
                    OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

                    I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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                    • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                      [QUOTE=alfbranch;492820]Some recently processed shots form Summer. I have such a backlog it is impossible to catch up.



                      An Emerald Damselfly in the morning

                      A very happy little chap - great shot.
                      Dave

                      My Flickr

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                      • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                        Comma Butterfly

                        These images were left, unsorted from July last year.

                        Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/160 at f8 ISO 400, hand-held.

                        The stereo is crosseye.

                        Harold





                        The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                        • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                          Some more backlog shots

                          Nettle weevils by Alf Branch, on Flickr

                          Micro moth by Alf Branch, on Flickr

                          Barkfly by Alf Branch, on Flickr
                          OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

                          I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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                          • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                            Alf,

                            I think your micro is a Plain Gold Micropterix calthella.

                            Harold
                            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                            • Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

                              Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
                              Alf,

                              I think your micro is a Plain Gold Micropterix calthella.

                              Harold
                              Thanks for the info Harold
                              OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

                              I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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