Archives for posts with tag: insects

SweatBee

A little macro of a tiny sweat bee in one of the garden flowers. I found this little pollinator drinking nectar from the flower and then making some interesting weird faces with a droplet in its mandibles.

bumble

300mm iso200 f5.6 1/500

Flutterfly

What I consider a pleasantly lucky capture of these little Mojave blues in motion. I had no intention of trying to photograph these little unpredictable flutter bugs in flight with a manual focus 300mm lens. The thought of chasing these bugs (who are about the size of your thumbnail) in action with what I was using, would be completely absurd. I was fixed on trying to capture the little one perched on the flower when another one happened to do a chance fly by. You can bet I was most certainly thrilled by this occurrence as well. 😁
300mm f5.6 manual focus
Iso200
1/800sec

CaliforniaBlue

Or maybe a dotted blue?..or? Not quite sure as minute differences in these tiny butterflies make them rather difficult to identify if you’re not an entomologist or lepidopterist. Going on my best educated guess though and hopefully it’s correct but, if someone more knowledgeable knows I’m wrong then please feel free to correct me. 😊

SAMSUNG CSC

A small and boldly colored red and black assassin bug stalks the desert grounds in wait for prey.

Springtime Beauty Bug

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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A very large stink beetle we had encountered during our hike at stoney point Ca.
This was snapped in super macro mode on my olympus tg-1.

4 Eyes

TortoiseBeetle

I am strangely fascinated by these little beetles as they seem to possess super power grip strength with little suction cup like feet padding similar to that of a gecko lizard.