Tag Archives: Macro

Webnesday (59): Junior Jumper

It has been quite some time—twelve weeks in fact—since my last Webnesday post featuring a new encounter and I, for one, have missed them. I have posted several from my archives during the isolation and now I’m happy to bring … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (40): Dented Dragonhunter

Blogging buddy Mike Powell and I have been talking about how dragonflies are able to cope with apparent physical disabilities. Mike’s recent post about a tattered skimmer (here) featured one with damaged wings. I’ve seen many with similar tears and … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (36): Avast, Admiral!

While going back through my archives for today’s date in past years, I came across this photo that I made only two years ago in northern Minnesota, which somehow never quite made it into a post. It’s a red admiral … Continue reading

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Webnesday (59): Lady in Red

I haven’t had the chance for any photo ops with local spiders recently, but just a few days ago my photo buddy Steve in New England did a post (here) on an Arabesque Orbweaver (Neoscona arabesca) that he’d just seen … Continue reading

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Webnesday (58): Dark Delight

I have no newly-seen spiders to report; however, my ramble through the archives has brought another to light which I’m pretty sure I’ve never presented here, although it was certainly one of the most memorable in all my years of … Continue reading

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Webnesday (57): House Hopper Helper

Last week I needed to mow the lawn again, so I took the mower out of my shed and, as I was pushing it out to my traditional starting spot, noticed this little fellow hitching a ride, apparently willing to … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday: Common Grass Blue

Three weeks ago, while hanging out with (while maintaining distance from) Squiddy and her two grands, she noticed a very small butterfly in one of the adjacent bushes. I was able to get one decent image before it moved on … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Happily Hovering

Two of my blogging buddies, Mike and Pete, have just posted images of hoverflies, and I feel inspired to add one of my own. No, I haven’t seen any here in Auckland recently, but this one that I met near … Continue reading

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Webnesday (56): Crabby Calisthenics

I came across a new spider this past week. We were cleaning weeds out of the garden and tossing the plucked ones into a wheelbarrow. After I’d emptied them into the green bin, I noticed a small, tan spider among … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday: My, My, More Mantises!

Back on April 3, I was adjusting the ropes on a swing that I’ve made for the grandkids in our front garden and needed to set up the ladder to do so. Its resting place is leaning against the house, … Continue reading

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