Thursday, April 30, 2009

Workin' the macro

I wouldn't call myself much of a bug fan. I like butterflies because they're pretty and delicate, but most other bugs gross me out just a little bit. My perceptions may change, though, thanks to my new close-up filters. I've captured some interesting creatures. Can anyone identify any of these?







10 comments:

karen said...

Your in for a lot of fun! Macro is great. I don't know many bugs, but I like to take photos of them. Super pictures.

Ginnymo said...

Great close ups Heather!! I don't know any of them though. That green one is real pretty!

Kelly said...

I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to bugs, but I do appreciate their beauty. That green is intense and when I enlarged him I saw his little polka dots! Very cool...

Monika said...

I use bugguide.net to help ID bugs....it's a great resource!

Kelly said...

Hi Heather...me again. I just noticed a comment from you for a couple of days ago (somehow I missed it) about International Migratory Bird Weekend, and I don't know what that is. Also...I noticed you heard a Cuckoo...I keep looking for them, but haven't heard one yet!

Andy said...

That is one green bug!

NW Nature Nut said...

I can't ID them, but I like that green beetle. What a great color!

An Open Heart said...

Heather, I have photos of a pair of yellow birds that are not hummingbirds, however, they visit and enjoy food from my hummingbird feeders.....can I send you the pics and see if you can tell me what they are? I posted a comment because I didn't see an email link to email you directly..... (sorry)
Shannon

Shellmo said...

I think that bug is called emerald something.... Not sure! But it's a great photo!!

Heather said...

Karen - Yes, I really look forward to getting in super close to flowers and such this summer!

Ginnymo - That green bug really caught my eye, and I was amazed at what I saw when I was able to zoom in on it.

Kelly - I'm sure his intense green is great camouflage against the grass and leaves, but out in the open like that, he stuck out like a sore thumb!

Monika - Thanks for the tip! I was immediately able to find my green bug: it's a tiger beetle. I'll bookmark that site.

Andy - Quite a specimen, isn't it?

Michele - That green color is just another sign that spring is here!

Shannon - I am intrigued by your yellow birds at your hummingbird feeders. Can't guarantee an ID, but I'll certainly give it a try! My email is haubke_at_gmail.com

Shelley - Whew, you scared me there for a minute with the "emerald something..." I immediately thought Emerald Ash Borer, which I'm sure you've heard of up there as well (I think they were in Michigan before they came down to Ohio). Luckily it's not that. It's a tiger beetle.