Category: Creatures

Comma Butterfly

Butterflies can be challenging, rarely sitting still for very long, and not keen to have a lens in their face, so it’s a treat when one poses for…

Ladybird Forsythia

This little ladybird wandered around the leaves of a Forsythia bush, getting covered in pollen. The colours were too good to resist. Details: Canon EOS 1200D, manual mode,…

Snail in Grass

I keep coming back to this simple shot of a snail in grass and it’s become something of a personal favourite. There’s nothing exceptional about it, just a…

World of Colour

This little beetle could pass unnoticed in the garden, being so small. I spotted it while I was looking around for flowers to take photos of, a tiny…

Brimstone

Brimstone butterfly, feeding. It’s a challenge to get a decent close-up butterfly shot because they flit around so quickly. This one moved rapidly from flower to flower while…

Fly

I’ve taken a lot of shots of flies this summer. There are so many opportunities and some of them are right posers in front of the camera. This…

Ants In Wonderland

I spent about fifteen minutes taking shots of this teeny ant while it explored deep inside this colourful flower. I like this one because it appears the ant…

Dragonfly, Basking

It’s not unusual to find a dragonfly or two darting around our garden during the summer, which is terrible for trying to get a photo because they move…

Bumble Bee, Landing

“Roger, Mister Bumble, you’re clear to land.” I’ve taken a lot of photos of bees buzzing around our flowers this summer. They move so quickly it’s hard to…

Harry The Spider

Harry The Spider

Harry the spider lives in a large web beneath a hanging basket against the rear wall of our house. This photo gives the illusion that Harry is horizontal…