Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Bee, Bug, Butterflies, Berries, Bird, Frog, Fence, and Flowers.

 Sharing some of the photos taken in the garden and farm last week.


Morning Glory
 

A micro moth  "I would have passed it by, had I not seen it fly".
 

A  Bumble bee  ( Bombus Cascuorum )
 

A cute little bug, but I don't know the name, nor can I remember the name of the flower.
 

The Provençal Fritillary sunbathing on a clothes peg
 

 The Carpenter Bee   Xylocopa  violácea  on Beauty bush.
 

A  Marsh Frog  sunbathing near our water tank ...
 

and his friend.
 

Morning Glory in the fields.
 

The Crested Tit
 

A dragonfly with a black beetle snack. It's not one I know!
 

The Bath White butterfly
 

Blackberries on a fence
 

The Brimstone butterfly
 

The Agapanthus beginning to reveal it's full beauty.
 

Prickly Chestnut cases.
 

The "Judas Tree" seed pods.
 

The Hydrangea
 
My thanks to Stewart, Theresa, Eileen, Anni, and Denise, for hosting their memes. Join in the fun if you have any photos to share, or just take a look by clicking on their links. br /> WILD BIRD WEDNESDAYS
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64 comments:

Phil Slade said...

Lovely insect shots as usual. Very bright and colourful.

I think you adopted the right approach with the Sparrowhawk. We catch a few each year in mist nets. We have to be careful near their talons. With such long legs they can reach out and grab unwary hands. They sink their talons in quite deep if allowed to. If there's another ringer they come in handy to carefully pull the talons out of the unsuspecting hand/fingers.

Its by sinking their talons in so deep that they are able kill their prey so quickly.

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Excellent captures.

TexWisGirl said...

these made me smile all the way through. such beautiful shots. loved the frogs! :)

Sandra said...

I noticed all the birds, bees, butterflies and moth, even the frog are similar in color to where they live. perfect camouflage by nature. the moth looks like part of the stick it is on.. your photos are so beautiful

Phyllis Oller said...

Your photos are always so crystal clear,I love them all especially the frog & the dragonfly,thanks for sharing!phyllis

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! The light, colour and details are breathtaking!

Eva Gonçalves said...

Where are those berries?????? Inside or outside the farm? And are there any more? Enough to pick? :) Love Evinha XX

Breathtaking said...

Eva, they are by the large tank, where the fish are. Unfortunately they were at their best, whilst we were in the algarve, but you are welcome to pick any on Saturday.:) Love Mum XX

matti juhani niilola said...

Hi. Great photos. Side view of a frog is really great. Just as it would be from the crown.

Gosia k said...

I love yellow flowers but I hate frogs

Noke said...

Tolle verschiedene Bilder das Bild von der Libelle ist sehr schön.

Noke

Wendy said...

A lovely selection of photos of so many interesting sightings. They are all wonderful, but I love the sunbathing butterfly.

susan said...

great shots

Len said...

Beautifully focussed photos. Pity you did not have your camera to capture the sparrowhawk peeking from under the blanket!

Denise inVA said...

A marvelous series of nature photos. The bees, butterflies and other insects are exceptional, especially that first bee, Incredible! The Micro Moth, a master of camouflage. I didn't know that dragonflies snacked on beetles. Extraordinary catch with your camera. It is always fun to see how many kinds of dragonflies there are in the world, and also butterflies. The Marsh Frog is a very handsome frog, and the little Crested Tit is a darling bird. Your blackberries remind me of picking the wild ones from the hedgerows as a child. The chestnuts and the seed pods shots from the Judas Tree were lovely. And then there are your beautiful flowers. Thank you so much for linking with Today's Flowers. Can't tell you enough how much I appreciate that. A delightful post!

Breathtaking said...

Len, I did have my camera close to hand, but taking a photo was not an option under the circumstances.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome photos all of them. I love the bumble bee and the frog.

Margaret Adamson said...

ALL fabulous shots.Love the Crested Tit.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, gorgeous collection of birds, butterflies and blooms. I like the insects and frog too. Great photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Dave Lewis said...

Gorgeous photos! Every one truly is breathtaking.

Tanya Breese said...

such beautiful photos!! love them all, especially the bee!

Lea said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

Debbie said...

it surely is the bug, bee and critter season!! i would not have noticed the moth, it appears to be a part of the plant.

brilliant morning glories, and the perfect color i might add ;)

Marie C said...

Gorgeous morning glory and hydrangea, and those amazing macro shots! Wow! I am so jealous! I just can't get good macros with my camera. I particularly loved the bee!

Tom said...

Breathtaking for sure! You certainly have more patience than I do...thanks so much.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

So much to see here and so much beauty!
I love the morning glories, and the butterfly on the blue clothespin. The bee, the crested tit....and drooling over the blackberries!!

Wonderful array.

Weekend-windup said...

No words to talk about your shots:)

Ida said...

What a wonderful post filled with many beautiful things. Loved all the different insects, especially the big bumblebee and the pretty butterflies. Lovely flowers and the blackberries growing through the fence were nice as well. I enjoyed all the great photos.

Rita Vaselli said...

Gorgeous images collection from you...You are a wonderful photographer,Sonija...poetry and technique dancing together here!!!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

I could just eat one of those Blackberrys now.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Berry vines on a fence...oh that brings back memories! Looks like some are ready to pick too! Beautiful photos..you really do a great job of the close ups! Hugs, Diane

Connie Smiley said...

Oh, it's all so luscious! But a sunbathing butterfly—who's ever seen that?!

Missy George said...

This is my first visit to your blog..Amazing photographs..Great job..
Love the lighting..?Morning or evening?

Happyone said...

A perfect name for your blog. It truly is breathtaking.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful shots of pretty critter and flowers. I have to look carefully to be able to see the moth. Well camouflaged!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Gorgeous photos,especially the dragonfly and Carpenter Bee - I have never seen one here. Thanks for sharing the beauty....
Happy weekend!

Teresa said...

Las fotografías están muy lindas. Besitos.

Happyone said...

In answer to your question about the violet thing hanging from the tree.
The horses eat out of it. : )

Villrose said...

Great photos of flowers and critters!
i am very fond of frogs :)

Felicia said...

beautiful image. i like the bumblebee and the frog.

Marijke said...

Wow your photo's are a feast to my eyes. I love the morning glory.
Have a wonderful weekend Sonjia.

jandi said...

Pure joy! These are like artworks! Have a beautiful weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, these are all lovely photos. Beautiful butterflies, flowers, cute frog and a pretty bird. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Wonderful colors and images.. Congrats..

Rajesh said...

Very pretty flowers and critters.

Anni said...

My dear, your photos are always treasures!!! I'm back...I will thank you again for participating in our birdin' experiences at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

NatureFootstep said...

my favorite...the crested tit by far :) And I liked the image with the butterfly on the cloth peg. :)

Phil Slade said...

I saw Crested Tit in Huelva and was rather surprised as I think of them as a Scotttish bird. There are none south of the border or in Ireland.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Gorgeous colors! I love that bumble bee.
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Claire Moxon-Waltz said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful series of photographs. I am especially fond of the frogs. I was also captivated by your bee species - very different from the ones I have here. I have never seen a carpenter bee before, nor the Bombus species that you shared. My blackberries are also ripening right now - I've been picking them daily to try to keep up, and freezing them for later jam making.

jeannettestgermain said...

Wow, the details on your photos are so sharp! Love the frog, and your header my youngest grandchild would go gaga over! She just became four, and "bugs" is all she is interested in.
Regretfully, Portugal is one of the few countries in Europe I have not visited. (Am originally from Holland and moved 30+ years ago to study in the States.)
Have a lovely week and thank you for visiting me:)

bettyl-NZ said...

Such a variety of beauty! Great photos.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of the flowers and butterflies. Amazing !
best, Synnöve

Stewart M said...

Nice set of pictures - we are starting to get a few insects out and about now - although the weather today may be a stop to that!

The frog shots are great!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Helma said...

Beautiful pictures you have posted. I like the blue flowers. Which I always find very nice :-) The bee is wonderful to see. The small beetle on the yellow flower is beautiful. Cute butterfly on the clothespin lol ... Nice green frog. The Crested Tit I've never had my lens unfortunately. Dragonflies, butterflies and flowers. Wonderful to see.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So much beauty and energy in your garden -- lovely pictures every one. I really love the frog!!

Haddock said...

Love the colours of the dragon fly.

Sharon Wagner said...

Your birds and bees are stunning! Great macros. Especially the bee on the orange flower.

Bethany Carson said...

You have so much beauty in this post. I think I will have to go with your shots of the frog as my favorite though. He has very neat eyes. If I had to pick one frog to kiss... (jk)

Great shots of the lovely flowers, bird, and butterflies. That micro-moth is very well camouflaged! I very much enjoyed this post. Thanks so much for sharing.

miss-cherry said...

Bardzo ładne kadry !!! Ciekawe spostrzeżenia.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Sonija; Just "WOW" is the word, Dear friend. Yes, these magnificent photographs make us think how FANTASTIC nature is, again (^_^)v The Chestnut cases picture is really reminiscent as picking them with family was a lovely memory♪ Oh I wish I could see bird like 'Crested Tit' ;-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Portugal, xoxo Miyako*

Vilt og vakkert said...

love this post!!

Russell Jenkins said...

What a lucky garden. Love the bees and the frogs.

Mary Brown said...


Nature is beautiful, isn't it? I loved it

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