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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:41 pm

:shock: My, my, Palin looks so alive... *shudder*
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:21 pm

ChristianBecker wrote:Uh, that Alaskan Bitch is an ugly one...


Got to be the most unpleasant thing on this thread by a long way :)
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Postby Tiffany » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:26 pm

ChristianBecker wrote:Nice bumblebee, Tiffany.

The Gimp is a nice application for processing pictures. It's free, too. The interface takes some getting used to, though.


I am p.c illiterate, Christian. Thanks, but I'll stick to PB now I know what to do on there. :lol:
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Postby Chris » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:55 pm

Got this lovely little bug today.

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Postby spideyGirl » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:18 pm

Lovely, and yeh my PSP was free but as Gimp (sniggers) is free i might check it out too :D
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Postby Tiffany » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:41 pm

Super photo's Tony & Chris.

Cicadas look a bit like May bugs, Cockchafers, Tony. Strange name, I know. :D How close were you to that snake?

Nice moth, Chris.

Cockchafer, I rescued it from a spiders web, as you can see it's covered in cobwebs. :)
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Spider, over the pond, can't remember which species.
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Hummingbird Hawk Moth
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:48 pm

I was about ten feet away from the rattler, Tiff. I'd been walking along a river bank in Tucson and happened to look down to the sloping concrete behind the handrails and there it was enjoying the sun. It wasn't the slightest bit bothered by me and I wasn't particularly worried about it. It was a special moment. :D

As for cockchafers - when i was a kid one flew through the bedroom window into the room I shared with two of my brothers. It landed on one of the beds and my elder brother bashed it with a cribbage board. He didn't manage to kill it though - these bugs are seriously tough. I went and got a jam jar and put it in there with the lid on tight. The next day I put it in my school bag to take to show the biology teacher and ask what it was.

Trouble was, I forgot about it and it was in the jar, in the bag almost all day before I remembered - and it was still alive. :shock:
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Postby Tiffany » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:55 pm

I don't think I'd have been that calm being that close to a Rattlesnake, Tony. I don't mind snakes, can even hold them, but that one can be dangerous.

Cockchafers sure are tough. The particular one in my hand, long after I'd put it outside & closed the back door, kept hurling itself at the glass, it sounded like machine gun fire. :lol:
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Postby Chris » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:55 pm

@ Tiff

Was that cockchafer in the UK?

Never seen a humming bird moth either :(
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Postby Tiffany » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:19 pm

Chris wrote:@ Tiff

Was that cockchafer in the UK?

Never seen a humming bird moth either :(


Yes, Chris, it was. We get them May to June here usually, though that one turned up in April, with a few others over a few nights & then we never saw any more.
People seem to think Hummingbird Hawk moths are breeding here now. They used to arrive in late August/September on migration, but people are seeing them earlier & earlier. We get them when our Buddleia is out, but other people have it bloom earlier in other places, if unlike my OH, they haven't pruned it to within an inch of it's life the Autumn before. :roll: :)
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Postby spideyGirl » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:03 am

Great pics Tiff.

I would have been bricking it at that snake Tony! :shock: :D
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Postby Penfold » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:16 am

Well, I have to admit that I never thought I would enjoy looking at pictures of 'creepy-crawlies' (please excuse the expression) so much, including the spiders! :shock:

Here's my first attempt at a fly with the new lens. I still haven't had a chance to have a proper go yet but since I am now only employed part-time I'm hoping for plenty of opportunities. :D
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:49 am

Very nice Penners :)
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Postby Chris » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:03 am

Tiffany wrote:
Chris wrote:@ Tiff

Was that cockchafer in the UK?

Never seen a humming bird moth either :(


Yes, Chris, it was. We get them May to June here usually, though that one turned up in April, with a few others over a few nights & then we never saw any more.
People seem to think Hummingbird Hawk moths are breeding here now. They used to arrive in late August/September on migration, but people are seeing them earlier & earlier. We get them when our Buddleia is out, but other people have it bloom earlier in other places, if unlike my OH, they haven't pruned it to within an inch of it's life the Autumn before. :roll: :)

Well I'll be darned! Sounds like a trip down to the West Country is in order. I'm sounding like a 'twitcher' lol
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Postby Chris » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:05 am

@ Penfold

Is that shot straight out of the camera with no post processing?
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