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Monday, July 12, 2010

Odds and ends - Part 9

This bug was so small I could hardly see him on these Bouganvilla flowers.
A stinkbug in its developement stage.
Towards afternoon, the rain clouds came up thick and fast.
Caterpillars, soon to be moths, were all over these pretty daisies which they were feeding on.

Some bug lost his skin......
The smallest of crickets.
These gecko's only come out at night that is why their skin is so pale. This little fellow was crawling over my kitchen floor looking for bugs. I sure hope he got rid of a few mosquitoes for me.
Crowned Guineafolw settling in under a bush for the night.

34 comments:

Firefly said...

We have lots of those geckos around our house and I also hope that they will make sure the mozzies don't get to me.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

An interesting series of odds and ends. All great pictures. Diane

Philip said...

Were was this Guinefowl in your Garden is it you pet :)

Gaelyn said...

All great captures, as always. That last shot looks like "breakfast." LOL

Tony nile life said...

Nice mix of odds and ends,
the geco is also my freind pity they get so messy when bigger,
problem is mine get lazy and get in the zapper then I get bbq geco stink.

Sreddy Yen said...

Hi Joan! I like your capture of the bouganvilla and the little bug. Your caterpillar and daisy photo is amazing - you always seem to notice these little creatures in Nature.

We have quite a few guineafowls at our school...and talking about school...it's back to school tomorrow :(

Andrea said...

What a lovely serie of pictures.
As I already wrote I really love geckos:very ecological mosquito killers...

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

You really do have some nice photos here. I like the macro shots especially.

Do you have any recipes to share?

I need help.

I am trying to get some favorite family recipes from some of my favorite bloggers. I even started a new blog to hold them and I have already received some submissions and more have been promised.

I would like for you to type out your favorite family recipe. Nothing fancy, just whatever type is on your machine. Include your photo of yourself or of the dish you send or both. I can usually use your blogging profile photo if that is OK with you. Include the recipe.

I will post your recipe with your pictures and I am working on whether or not to include links. Links are no problem but so many people switch blogging services and that would make your link non-working, so I will probably not link your blog.

Send the recipe, with your photo and a photo of your recipe in a dish or whatever, to:

http://fatladyrecipes.blogspot.com/
Fat Lady Recipes

Thank you for your recipe.

Abe Lincoln

Craver Vii said...

Is that little cricket standing funny or is it really missing a leg? Poor thing. That can't be good for hopping.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I had a big fat lizard which made it home on my bedroom curtain for years and was very pleased about it for the same reason Jonker. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Diane. I am sue you are looking forward to today. Have a great time.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

No, they make too much noise to keep in the garden Philip. This was taken in the open veld near work. The mountain is full of them. And snakes!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! It does Gaelyn. :) I am pleased we rather had rusks though, much tastier. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Tony. Poor things!! But I guess it would be a good place for them to get insects. Now if only we can teach them about electricity!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Sreddy. It looks like the festival was great and I am sure that you will be pleased to get back after these long holidays as you must be bored by now. :) Just a few more months to go till those all important exams but I know you will do well.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Andrea. Thats what comes from scheduling things, you forget what is in other posts. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Abe. I have plenty I am willing to share and will put them together for you in the next couple of days. I had a blog with just recipes on it and deleted it back in December.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That is VERY observant of you Craver!! Yes, he is missing a leg and now cannot rub them together to attract the ladies either. Poor thing!!

Mary said...

I'm always amazed at the things that you post...from the smallest to the large! And all perfect photos!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Mary. :)

JM said...

Have I ever told you how much I enjoy Guinea Fowls? I know they are a very common bird but I find them amazing!
By the way, I've created a new blog, "in the wild", and I think you might enjoy what I've posted yesterday. :-)
http://jm-inthewild.blogspot.com

Craig Glenn said...

Nice bug shots Joan! You even through in some bug eaters at the end!

Craig Glenn

Zane said...

Another diverse series - excellent Joan - what do you do with all of your photographs - hard drives of 1 terrabyte don't last too long nowadays when one is a busy snapper!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I am not sure about liking them Jose as they are so noisy but I must say they are good at spotting danger and giving the alarm.

Love your new blog my friend!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Ha!Ha! Got to cater for them all my dear Craig. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Zane. I bought a 80gig additional drive and take them in Medium size (about 3000 x 2000 pixels. At the moment I have over 30,000 pictures and it is taking up about half the drive so that is not too bad. A lot of the pictues I delete immediately if I see I cannot use them.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joan: That was a fun collection of little critter to share. I do love the colorful guinea.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Tom. Sometimes days are like that and I do not get enough of one thing to do a whole post on it.

SeamusMcDufus Fizgig said...

Some amazing stuff from you as usual, Joan, keep up the brilliant photography. You are an inspiration to myself and many I'm sure.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It is very sweet of you to say so Seamus. Thank you.

Becky and Gary said...

Lots of goodies here. I need to go on a bug walk someday. Right now I'm searching for Butterflies that aren't here !
B.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh gosh Becky, I wonder why? Is it maybe to wet for them?

Anna said...

Hey there is something I saw in the real life - the gecko. My sister breads them, and my brother got as a gift one of them. You know I was amazed about the ears, that you can actually see through them. Joan, images are getting better and better. Excellent collection. Anna :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Anna. They come in all shapes and sizes so I am not surprised that she breeds them. It is a wondrful hobby/business to have.