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Moofred

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Saved from the depths of a water bucket this morning, one lucky Violet oil beetle (Meloe violaceus). We don't see many in the garden but they're a good sign of a pesticide free area, which we are.

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Currently in Austria and Germany the "Insect of the year 2020". I read an article about this yesterday, really impressive animal, a bit complicated in reproduction ;-). I didn't know this beetle is deadly poisonous. Last year I was able to photograph one of these beautiful animals...
 

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Possibly a "dainty sulphur" butterfly (Nathalis iole) on red pentas flowers [October, 2019]

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bee hiding in the grape hyacinth
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Apologies in advance for posting 10 images at once, but I wanted to keep this series together.

It must have been 'flying ant day' here today: I'd just moved my car, when I noticed a bit of insect activity on its mica paint, and when I looked closer I realised there were some flying ant antics going on. My partner urged me to fetch my camera to take these photos; he held my Lumimuse LED light in the dusk while I worked.

The lady ants (which are less than 10mm long) started out with wings, but in short order these were shed while the male (or males, in one case) went about his business.

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I've never really tried insect photography in earnest, and I'm now even more in awe of those who do it well - it's hard! This was my first serious macro session with the GX9 and the Lumimuse.

You can read about flying ant day here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuptial_flight
 
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It's a marvel that these crocuses appear in early Autumn every year, in an otherwise blank spot in my yard. There's always some interested insect attracted to them.
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One of my favourite insect photos

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Early morn breakfast
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