I took advantage of the cool but pleasant weather we’ve been having these past few days to walk near my home with my macro lens after I got home from work. I love looking at the natural world up close. The complexity is so beautiful as can be seen by this newly formed blackberry.
I was looking to photograph the many insects we often walk by and hardly notice, . It’s amazing the many different species that are living with us. and we never notice them
I found quite few insect on the many daisies that are now blooming along the paths in the woods near my house.
I have seen some of them before like this beatle.
And others, like this one, I saw for the first time.
I have also seen this small white spider that seems to only live on daisies. It blends in with the white petals and is very hard to find.
I also found this tiny spider hiding on some flower petals. It truth is remarkable how the blend in with the flowers.
I also found this tiny spider, yes it’s a spider, I had to look twice too. And it was a very quick one, disappearing as I tried to get a better photograph.
And the moths and butterflies are starting to appear. Again I am not good at identifying the names of the these moths, but I do know they are beautiful and delicate and I enjoy seeing them fluttering in our woodlands again.
It won’t be long until the monarch and swallowtail butterflies appear.
It was very windy these past few days so there weren’t many dragonflies and damselflies darting through the air but i did find a few perched on leaves and branches.
I love finding and photographing these delicate creatures. I could spend hours watching them.
I was only in the woods a short time and still found such a wide variety of insects. All of them, even the many types of flies, so different and yet amazing looked at up close.
I wish I had more time to discover more of these often overlooked creatures which are still a part of our natural world. So much to see in these warm months, birds, animals, trees, flowers, and yes, even the insects. here is a link to some more photographs I took on my hikes. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-page-2/nggallery/photographs-page-two-blog/macro-hikes-june-910-2016
“In summer the empire of insects spreads.”
― Adam Zagajewski