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07-11-2018, 02:48 PM - 2 Likes   #4531
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And the explanation in the previous post accounts for why I'm using a separate post for this soggy dragonfly.

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I get lots of pictures of these but some are very tame and let me get right on top of them. As long as my eyes are covered they don't mind but without the camera in front of me they stay 1 step away.
My thinking is that bright colors clothing spooks them quite a bit, and I have tried with some duller clothes, and it seems to work, especially green clothes. Red, burgundy and white clothes definitely spook the, and not just dragons.

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K-3 and DA*200 2.8
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I leave some of the wild bushes growing in my yard and that sometimes pays off in unique photo ops.











And a few bonus shots from the same morning.


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Grasshopper, along with dragonflies probably the most photographed insect after butterflies.

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Not very good at finding the pests in my garden and when I do find one I am not very good at photographing them. A grasshopper? Very long antennae, more than twice the length of it's body.
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Katydid, I have an image of one in the RTP folder. Taken in my "studio" = controlled lighting & background. Unnatural? Maybe.
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Katydid, I have an image of one in the RTP folder. Taken in my "studio" = controlled lighting & background. Unnatural? Maybe.

So it's a Katydid, good to know. Your image is great!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Skodadriver Quote
So it's a Katydid, good to know. Your image is great!
Thanks. I think the one you photographed may be a nymph = not fully adult.

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Thanks. I think the one you photographed may be a nymph = not fully adult.
A quick look at Katydid images on the web and I found some pink ones. My wife doesn't like creepy crawlies...or Butterflies, Moths or Spiders but I will ask her to let me know what she thinks of the pink ones.
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From my afternoon walk, 18,000 fitbit steps.
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I don't know what this is, I suspect some kind of wasp, but if it catches and eats horse flies it's OK with me.
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Just a Bumblebee on a large lavender plant , Mason lake, WA. KP with FA 77 Limited. SOOC and cropped only.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
From my afternoon walk, 18,000 fitbit steps.
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I don't know what this is, I suspect some kind of wasp, but if it catches and eats horse flies it's OK with me.
That predator is a robber fly
The moth below is quite colorful.
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It seems it's a fly pretending to be a yellow jacket, i bow down before the superior knowledge of Terror and presto


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"Caught" one of my favorite unexpected insect photo-ops
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QuoteOriginally posted by mohb Quote
Yellow jacket

That's a fly.
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