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Macro Monday

Caterpillar eggs hatching

This week’s Macro Monday is a follow up to my post last week.

This is the same group of Large White Butterfly eggs on a Nasturtium leaf in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden. They are now starting to hatch. After eating their way out of the egg casing some of the young caterpillars turn around and eat more of the casing. The casing may contain nutrients or minerals that help the caterpillars develop.

 

Macro Monday: Caterpillar eggs hatching

 

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Sense of Tasting

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Tasting.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking about some of the insect species that make themselves poisonous or at least taste bad by various means.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Tasting

These are Cinnabar Moth caterpillars feeding on Ragwort, a poisonous plant. As they feed they build up toxins from the plant. The yellow and black bands serve as a warning to potential predators.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Tasting

This is a Six Spot Burnet moth. The red spots serve as a warning to potential predators that the moth is poisonous and if attacked it produces a liquid that contains cyanide.

 

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Cee's B & W Photo Challenge

Triple Set Double Letter Insects

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Anything with double letters.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before deciding to set a rule that a short caption for any photos should have at least two sets of double letters.

I fairly quickly found two photos of insects from my digitised slide archives that met the rule and actually had a third pair of double letters. I then gave the two photos a selective colour treatment as it’s a black and white challenge.

 

Triple Set Double Letter Insects

Cinnabar Moth caterpillars feeding on Ragwort. They were photographed on Prees Heath, Shropshire.

 

Triple Set Double Letter Insects

A Comma Butterfly sunning itself in a Hatherton garden.

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Odd Couples

A contribution to throw Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Odd Couples.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge. Having started selecting photos featuring two different species I changed my mind and went for photos of two individuals of the same species.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Odd Couples

Big and small Large White Butterfly caterpillars feeding on Nasturtium leaves in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Odd Couples

One Herring Gull complains about something while being ignored by the second bird. Photographed on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Odd Couples

Adult and immature White-crowned Sparrows on the South Bruce Peninsula during autumn migration. The adult will have made the long distance migration before but it’s the first time for the immature bird which hatched from an egg on the tundra of arctic Canada in the summer.

 

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Retrospective

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Retrospective.

After giving the challenge some thought I decided to look back at the end of recent decades in a very particular way. Having put together a “retro” kit of manual focus prime lenses several years ago I did some major changes to the kit last summer.

So my look back will be with photos taken with a manual focus prime lens at the end of each decade.

2019. Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with a standard lens.

Wordless Wednesday: 6th November 2019

 

2009. A Common Redpoll feeding feeding in a Cedar tree on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with a telephoto lens.

Feeding Common Redpoll.

 

1999. Clouds over a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunset with a wide angle lens.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Retrospective

 

1989. Two Large White Butterfly caterpillars feeding in Cheshire, England with a macro lens.

Big and small.

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One Word Sunday

Change

Eggs > Caterpillars

One Word Sunday.

hatching caterpillars

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One Word Sunday

Size

Little and large Large White Butterfly caterpillars.

One Word Sunday: Size.

Big and small.