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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

A BIT OF BLUE. (25?08/15)

Yesterday the rain gauge stopped working so I stripped it down only to find the seesaw was clogged up with spiders web. The spider must be a fast spinner to have managed to seize it solid between showers._MG_1840

Here is the culprit a Comb-footed Spider. Enoplognatha ovata. These come in lots of different colours, some with one red stripe, some with no stripe at all and  pretty ones like this with a pair of stripes. They all have the three black spots on their abdomen.

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This is it’s egg ball in a rather attractive shade of blue silk.

_MG_1883Field Scabious.

_MG_1873Harebell. I was hoping to continue the blue theme a little longer but this is as far as I got.

_MG_1846I can’t identify this larva.

_MG_1854Common Green Capsid Bug sitting on a Tansy flower.

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This is a new insect for me. I think it is a female Grass Plant Bug. Leptopterna dolabrata.

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Honey Fungus……I hope.

antler

Jelly Antler-fungus.

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Sulphur Tuft.

sickener

The Sickener.

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I’ll finish this post with two I am not sure of.

15 comments:

  1. Ooh spider ~ I don't think you have ever posted a spider before. Lovely markings!

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  2. You really got up close and personal with that grass plant bug! Love the photos of the flowers and fungi too.

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  3. Cool macros, Adrian. Oh, those spiders can be very fast workers!

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  4. Wow---- As usual, wonderful macros!

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  5. Blue was the right idea but just for a start. You went off on many tangents. How else could you tell us about insects and fungi? Great post.

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  6. I like the egg ball Adrian it really looks delicate and fragile. The macro shots are really detailed.

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  7. A grand selection of fungi. The harebell is a beautiful composition.
    The seasaw style rain gauges are the weakest link. I have one which has stopped reporting at the moment. Anything seems to glue them up - spiders, algae, bird droppings, pine needles ......

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  8. The harebells are my favourite :)

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  9. A cracking set of images Adrian...the fungi are looking good. I tried, but couldn't find a match for the last two. The trouble with fungi is that they go through too many stages!
    I think your 'new insect' is a Reed Damsel Bug (Nabis lineatus) although the Marsh Damsel Bug ( N. limbatus) is very similar, I'll leave it to you to decide!!
    If you're getting what we're getting today that rain gauge will be working overtime!...stay dry...[;o)

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  10. Your macros always fascinate me, but I also love to view your landscape shots. You just do them so well.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  11. Love the'blue' images and the fungi shots are stunning. Spider can weave a web very wuickly to replace a broken one. Hope you are enjoyed the thousands of birds on Ailsa Craig.

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  12. Another set of fascinating pictures. You look around the world with the inquisitiveness of a child and I mean that in a good way Adrian. Some people never seem to look - not at the details anyway.

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  13. As always, I enjoyed this post immensely, Adrian. Whilst I particularly liked the fungi images, the real star for me was the Harebell image - so beautiful in its simplicity and composition.

    Best wishes - - - Richard

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  14. Nice assortment of pictures. I liked the flowers and the shrooms quite a lot.

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  15. Not only are the photos superb as usual but some have an attractive quality which quite took my breath away.

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