The Colours of Oz

The Ctreatures that make up the Character of our Nature

Archive for March 2010

Grasshopper

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Written by Mark

March 31, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Odds 6

All found around the house.

Weevil froze on meeting the ants.

Longhorn Beetle.

Written by Mark

March 13, 2010 at 5:59 pm

A Few Visitors …

… to the outside light last night. On a wall so angles are mostly restricted. It has rained for a while here now and I haven’t been able to get out to my usual places anyway so I am making do with what comes to me.

Two are taken with the usual +8 dioptre. The rest using the +20 dioptre. Some minor cropping on some of them for comp.

This one was just a dot to my eye aided by a +2.5 reading glass, smaller than a pin-head. I only noticed as it crossed the frame as I was shooting the wasp. An active little thing, endlessly running to and fro with an occasional pause. No idea what it is.

A few tiny unmoving moths, about 4-6mm.

A wasp I think, about 4mm long. This one didn’t move for ages except to turn and shake its head now and then.

And last, the smallest hopper I have seen, about 4mm long.

Written by Mark

March 10, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Mottled Yellow Leaf Beetle

Written by Mark

March 9, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Red Flower Beetle

Written by Mark

March 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm