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Macro Monday

Large White Butterfly eggs

Welcome to my second Macro Monday.

These are Large White Butterfly eggs on the underside of a Nasturtium leaf in Hatherton, Cheshire.

These eggs are tiny and were photographed with the high magnification OM Zuiko 38mm macro lens.

 

Macro Monday: Large White Butterfly eggs

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekend Challenge: What is it?

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: What is it? #4.

I had an idea for this challenge when putting together a post for a different photo challenge. However, I couldn’t find the photo I wanted to use. I knew I had it as a colour slide and that I had made a digital copy previously although a cropped, low resolution version.

 

Weekend Challenge: What is it?

So can anyone identify these?

 

The reason I couldn’t find the good digital copy was because I had added the keywords as I uploaded them from memory without checking the caption on the slide mount.

As a result they were misidentified!

 

Weekend Challenge: What is it?

They are seeds of the Corncockle. Once a common weed in wheat fields it is now uncommon due to modern farming practices. All parts of the plant are poisonous so it’s lucky my misidentification was limited to my photo library.

I had identified them as Oriental Poppy seeds which are a similar shape but have rows of dimples on them rather than the rows of raised spots on these seeds.

 

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Six Word Saturday

Does anyone know what this is?

What? will be answered in my One Word Sunday post tomorrow.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Can anyone guess what this is?

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Six Word Saturday

Some form of nasty living organism?

Or simply an old nail brush.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 18th March 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 18th March 2020

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: What is it?

Having been digitising my slide archives this winter I had a few photos suitable for the challenge.

In the 1980s BBC Wildlife magazine used to hold a monthly photo competition. Each month they would publish a photo of a mystery nature subject and the first person drawn from the entries to correctly identify the species would win a years subscription to the magazine.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

What is it? No one correctly identified this photo so the magazine didn’t have to give away a subscription that month. The answer is below.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

What is it? This is the inspiration for Velcro, or hook and loop fastener as it is more correctly known according to the company that makes Velcro. These are the burrs, or hooks, on a Lesser Burdock seed head. The burrs/hooks are what cause the seed heads to attach themselves to clothing and animal hair.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

The first photo is a close-up of the clumps of hair on the body of a Ruby Tiger Moth caterpillar. Possibly the caterpillar in this photo although the captions on the slide mounts don’t include a date so I can’t be sure.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

The Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro prompt was rather well timed. I have spent part of the winter digitising my slide archives that include hundreds of macro images.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

A Ruby-tailed Wasp. Given that the ruby red tail is usually covered by the wings a more appropriate name would be an Emerald-bodied Wasp.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Fly Agaric fungi cap detail.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

A portrait of a Common Quaker Moth.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Spines on a Teasel seed head in the autumn.