Thursday, September 29, 2011

Interesting insects and others

Finding that mammals and birds are not always available or cooperative, I have lowered my sights (so to speak) to peer into the insect world.  I must add that I have included spiders and their kin as well.  Here is a selection of some of the more interesting subjects.

Crane Fly

Plume Moth

Jumping Spider (cute little guy!)

Phantom Crane Fly

Green Darner Dragonfly

Giant Ichneumon Wasp laying eggs

Daddy Longlegs

I am still waiting for a good photo of a Praying Mantis and my all time favourite - a Luna Moth!

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Magic Of Lanterns - Montreal Botanical Gardens

I recently visited the Botanical Gardens and stayed at night to see the show entitled "The Magic Of Lanterns".  It was very beautiful and I hope these pictures do it justice.

An added bonus was the full moon which, positioned beside the Olympic Stadium tower, added to the magic.  I was trying to get the reflections of the tower, moon and lanterns in the still waters when a duck very noisily landed with a loud splash and sent the water rippling in all directions.  Talk about a grand entrance for an audience!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Can't resist another bird sequence

At the Montreal Botanical Gardens I came across something that I had never seen before - a Great Blue Heron taking a bath.  It was quite a show!   

Monday, September 5, 2011

The second sequence of Grebe photos

Back in June I posted a sequence of a yawning Grebe.  I mentioned that I would post another sequence of the same Grebe doing a "ballet".  Well, here it is.