Monday, August 17, 2009

Little critters

I spent part of the morning walking around the yard trying to get a good shot of a butterfly.

I started noticing this tiny grasshopper. It’s about 1/2 inch long. I have no idea what it is..or if it will grow up big and eat my plants.077cs

While looking for more of them…I spotted this spider. I don’t really like these….they jump. Once as a kid I saw one sitting on the side of the barn. I passed within 3 ft of it and the next thing I knew it was on my neck. Haven't liked them since. Not a big spider fan anyways..but I leave them alone as long as they stay outdoors. It retreated back into the fold of the leaf and this was the only shot I was able to get.075cs

This little butterfly isn’t much bigger than the grasshopper. It’s called a “skipper”.027cs

It is kind of cute and fuzzy. Just look at that face. I am always amazed when I see insects up close like this.032css

Here, it’s on a Mexican Blue, they grow all over here.046cs Guess it’s lunch time.048cs

This skipper isn’t much more than an inch long.


  1. What cute little critters! It's amazing to see them up close. Look at the pretty green color on that spider! A very neat post!

  2. Not sure I'd be too happy if a spider jumped three foot and landed on my neck Carol lol
    Lovely shots of the 'skipper'; very much like the ones we have here. Great close up; and that last one really made me smile.

  3. I've spent a morning or two trying to get shots of an elusive creature or two also. Why won't they just hold still long enough for us to get the shot? Then we'd be happy to let them go about their business. These are really nice shots. I really like the ones of the skipper. Such a cute little guy.

  4. That spider is really cool looking with the fuzz and irredecent colors. And the skipper is amazing buried in the flower. Great macros.

  5. The photos are wonderful, but that spider would scare me to death - but perhaps he's much tinier than he appears to be in the photo!


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