Monday, 30 January 2017

Life's busy!

The days are flying by and it's the last day of January tomorrow already - and I can't imagine where all the days have gone, although some of it was taken up preparing a presentation for my local BirdLife branch.

Instead of going walking since then I've been trying to catch up, and watching some of the tennis!  As a result I haven't done much bird photography, but took my macro lens out for a short walk on our Australia Day holiday on the 26th.

Apparently this is an Assassin Bug which can give a nasty bite!

This is a Spotted Flower Chafer, something I don't think I've seen before.  What a great thing photography is for encouraging observation!

This one is common in the summer along the creek where I walk regularly, and has the lovely name of Honey Brown Beetle!

Here it is just about to take off.  They're just as challenging as birds in a different way!

There have also been several Dragonflies but I'm waiting to have a couple identified, so will wont' share them yet.


  1. Well Australia does have a lot of creepy-crawlies...........

  2. Hello, beautiful captures of the insects. Great macro shots.
    Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    1. Thanks, Eileen. They're a new challenge!

  3. Hello Sonja! Wonderful to see what kinds of bugs there you are. Some Bugs are like jewelry! Greetings

  4. Thanks, Anne. It's opening up a whole new world!