Friday, December 17, 2010

I rarely get decent pictures of any kind of animals.  Unlike plants, they have a really bad habit of moving before I can get a good shot.  I still occasionally get a decent picture of some kind of animal.  Here are a few of insects:

 Butterfly - I don't know which kind

 Dragonfly (highly magnified from the original picture)

 Honeybee and fly on the same cluster of "Autumn Joy" Sedum flowers

Fly on Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

 Unknown insect crawling up the wall of the enclosed porch.  
I thought this one was interesting because its abdomen is shaped kind of like
some sort of medieval weapon.

Unfortunately, this one post almost exhausts my supply of decent insect pictures for the past year!


Dejemonos sorprender said...

Beautiful.. yes are difficult captures.. they always moving before you can get a good shot..

RPS77 said...

Thank you - the most difficult part with most insects is getting close enough before they fly away.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Insects are very tricky to capture and I especially can't seem to quite get a great shot of a butterfly .. they are a bit nervous ? LOL
But with all the garden plants screaming "dinner is served" they do come to dine and we have to be there at just the right time and place don't we ?
You did a great job !
Joy : )