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Ruby

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge – Ruby.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro
A Ruby-tailed Wasp, Hatherton, Cheshire, England
Saturday Bird: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
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A Variety of Wings

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Wings.

I quickly decided to go with a small selection of wings with as much variety as possible.

A Photo a Week: Joy

A Common Loon stretching its wings at sunrise.

Throwback Thursday: Banded Demoselle egg laying

Male and female Banded Demoiselle with different wing patterns.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A

A blur of wings from a motion blurred Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Small Copper Butterfly

Backlit wings of a Small Copper Butterfly.

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Month of Squares

Twenty Six Of A Kind

This is my day 26 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

Twenty six eggs of a Large White Butterfly on a Nasturtium leaf in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

October Squares: Of A Kind
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Magpie Moth

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Magpie Moth (Abraxas grossulariata).

A very widespread species found across Eurasia north of the Himalayas, North Africa and North America. This individual was photographed in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. It gets its common English name from the black and white pattern on its wings.

One Word Sunday, Flora and Fauna Friday.
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Sunbathing Comma

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday post is a Comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album) sunbathing in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

The butterfly gets its common English name because the reverse side of the hindwings has a white spot usually in the shape of C that resembles a comma. It’s found across Europe, North Africa and Asia.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Sunbathing Comma
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Ruby-tailed Wasp

Macro Monday this week is the Ruby-tailed Wasp (Chrysis ignata). It’s a species of cuckoo wasp, parasites that lay their eggs in the nests of other wasp species.

The species is found across the European continent, this specimen was photographed in a garden in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro
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Large White Butterfly caterpillars

My Macro Monday post this week is a follow up to my post a few weeks ago about the eggs of a Large White Butterfly hatching.

These are two Large White Butterfly caterpillars on Nasturtium leaves. I suspect that one is from the eggs I photographed. Because of the size disparity between the two I suspect that one is from a different group of eggs that hatched at a different time.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Odd Couples