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Macro Monday: 12th April 2021

Some nice textured lichen growing on a tree trunk on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in early spring.

Macro Monday: 12th April 2021
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Macro Monday: 5th April 2021

A break from Monochrome Monday as I continue my exploration of lichen growing on trees and boulders around the neighborhood.

I spotted these orange and grey lichens on a tree trunk during a walk last Saturday afternoon.

Macro Monday: 5th April 2021
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Macro Monday: 8th March 2021

A break from Monochrome Monday for a burst of colour this week.

The tips of some wax crayons.

Macro Monday: 8th March 2021
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Jelly Beans

This week sees a return to Macro Monday. Partly due to setting my table top studio back up about a week ago.

I had been keeping a list of items to photograph the next time I set up my table top studio.

On that list was various candies including Jelly Beans.

Macro Monday: Jelly Beans
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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.

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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

 

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Gatekeeper Butterfly

My Macro Monday post this week is a Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus), a butterfly species found in Europe. An alternative common English name is Hedge Brown.

The darker patches in the center of the forewing show this is a male. The butterfly is resting on a Bramble leaf in Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

 

Macro Monday: Gatekeeper Butterfly