The Heat is On…!
Unfortunately there had been a lot of grass-cutting and replanting of trees after the unfortunate tree uprooting incidents at Admiralty Park. Many nests were destroyed and we saw fewer new families sprouting up.
Many bugs here had a messy background when I found them. I ended up using a wide-open aperture for a cleaner background and brighter scene. Turned out to be quite pleasing, many liked the thin DOF!
#2 Balancing as an art
#3 The beautiful orange tortoise beetle has a transparent shell, allowing us to see the beautiful patterns on it’s body. We can usually spot the green and orange tortoise beetles at Admiralty Park, but try not to touch the leaves they rest on as they can get quite skittish.
#4 Side view, you can see it’s cute eyes from this angle!
#5 A hardworking couple making out in the bright morning sun
#6 The wasp falls asleep while standing guard at it’s nest, complete with a drop of drool
#7 Twig-like Feather-Legged Spider, miagrammopes sp. This spider is very much like the Whip Spider in it’s method of camouflage, except that it is brown and has distinctly feather-like legs.
#8 Another view, rotated the image. Can you tell where it’s head lies?
#9 Close up on the feathered legs
#10 Not so common view of this spider, it was readjusting it’s position and this was the only pic I took before it went into it’s twig mode
The complete album can be viewed here.