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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Claude, that's amazing!




I caught these shameless Berkeleyites doing it in plain view at the UC Arboretum!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
The nerve of those two, no respect these days I tell ya.
weezy

climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
i love insetcs!

live mantis


dead mantis


butterfly and his proboscis


macro lenses are fun as hell. i advise all photographers to add one to their quiver.
the above photos are from a sigma 105mm (about 135mm on my digital non-full frame camera)
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
Good stuff Weezy. I don't have a good camera but enjoy getting real close looks at insects with my spotting scope. I can see very good detail with it, discovered it once while following a bird around and than saw a butterfly that came into view. Was surprised how well it worked for checking out insects.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree
Credit: dee ee
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
Guido and buddy Sharkie love roaches........
Credit: guido
Bowser

Social climber
Durango CO
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
Orb spider about the size of a golf ball in La Jolla CA.
Orb spider about the size of a golf ball in La Jolla CA.
Credit: Bowser
This guy/gal was about 4 inches long in Phoenix AZ.
This guy/gal was about 4 inches long in Phoenix AZ.
Credit: Bowser
weezy

climber
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:58am PT
that's a really nice photo of the orb spider, bowser. the dark background really highlights the spider and the web.

dirt claud, the spotting scope seems like a great way to view them. it's tricky with a macro lens since you have to get so close to them.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Credit: shady
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
Some beetle in Anza Borrego...
Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 5, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#301839
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 5, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
Cool photos y'all!

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Reilly, I've got a pic of those red beetles copulating somewhere. Yes, it IS true!
MH2

climber
May 6, 2013 - 12:05am PT
I saw this last week.




I remembered seeing one during a summer we lived in a botanical garden near St. Louis when I would have been 7 or 8 years old. I remembered the name Velvet Ant and the caution my Dad advised. This one wouldn't sit still for my camera.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
May 6, 2013 - 12:11am PT
^^ fur ants bite hard^^
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
May 6, 2013 - 12:42am PT
I've heard tell that Lady Bugs bite when they swarm.

Seen some big batches of them Yosemite. wild!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 6, 2013 - 01:31am PT
The 'Velvet Ant' is actually a wasp whose sting has been characterized often as 'excruciating'.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 6, 2013 - 02:55am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Ant lions' condominium packages in Yosemite start at $300 a night.
Credit: mouse from merced
The once and future meal.
Credit: mouse from merced
He was under a rock. I replaced it for him.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
Credit: dirt claud
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 8, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
anyone ever been "engaged" with STUMP-FUKKERZ?? (aka imperial wasps?)


They bore thier eggs in freshly burnt wood-- a fire fighters nightmare!
Almost as bad as the mutant alien bug i kilt!


They fly at you,, take a smackin from a shovel that makes the shovel RING,, and come back for round two!
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