An Hours Worth Of Wildlife

I managed a few pics recently that I'm quite pleased with - so I thought I'd post 'em here because I know not everyone does the whole twitter thing (I often wonder why I do) - but also because this little blog is my own tiny corner of the interwebnet.

While sometimes I worry that I spend too much time on it, I like to think, or at least I hope - that there are people out there who take a little of the affection I have for the critters I post away with them and into their own gardens - (Ya never know right?) ...

Anyway, here's some pics.

I don't own a tripod - so getting some crisp images like this is always a bit of a thrill. For me, taking pics is all about patience and persistence, but I enjoy the hell out of it - I really do.

And yay! We have new frogs round the joint - this little guy is about the size of your index finger-nail (if you keep 'em short). I counted around a dozen or so over the time I was taking these pics - it's great news, and hopefully a sign that the garden, as a microhabitat, is pretty healthy.

This Robberfly (above) had ensconced himself  in a bunch of ginger plants to safely enjoy his meal. I don't know what it is - but I've always been fascinated by predators and these guys will take on anything.

Every-so-often, I must admit, I feel a trifle guilty intruding as I do on the intimate lives of the animals that share our garden ... but these Palm Dart Butterflies seemed completely unperturbed by my voyeurism.

The Vegetable Grasshopper (below), is very common ... but and yes, I say this all the time - their commonality shouldn't preclude them from being admired. For me, the garden would be a much poorer place without them.

Now here's a pic (below) I snapped the other morning with my phone, before heading to work. No doubt someone will ask me what kind of bloody phone I use now lol ... sigh. Ya had to be there I guess.

While we're on the subject of pics - pics I've taken that I like etc ... I'm really fond of this one. I posted another, similar pic of the same insect in an older post. But I like this pic - the small shock of colour, the scale. I dunno - I just like it eh?.

Excuse the watermark on the pics, I normally don't bother - let's face it, if people are going to steal ya pics, they're going to steal 'em marked or not. I don't get it - just how much pleasure can anyone get from claiming credit for other peoples work?

Then again, I suppose it doesn't hurt to have ya mark on a few pics. Especially if I'm posting them on 'social' media sites. Social Media lmao - now THAT'S an oxymoron ...

Ah well, I hope you enjoyed the pics ...

Take Care :)


  1. Wooooow, you got these pics without a tripod?? You have the patience of a saint. Well done! They're beautiful! Love that frog in the sunrise one, but I won't ask what kind of phone you used ;)

  2. Amazing pics, again. Stunning & capture the beauty of the creatures wonderfully. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Cheers for the nice comments - I appreciate 'em, and yep - no tripod. If I had one it'd probably just get in the way or I'd end up doing myself an injury ... still, maybe one day I'll get some flash gear - who knows eh?.

    Take care :)

  4. I love all zour pictures, but the ones of frogs are my favourite! :)


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