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08/06/2012 at 22:44

If you're finding swallowtail caterpillars and praying mantis babies in your garden Lorea, then I assume you're not in the rain-sodden UK like the rest of us!

 

09/06/2012 at 17:01

The second time I have seen one of these in the garden this week-this time managed a photo

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8557.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8558.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

09/06/2012 at 17:58

@Geoff, oh my...that is a stunner!

09/06/2012 at 18:28

wow - I love it! stag beetle?. Isn't he just amazing.

 

10/06/2012 at 11:18

Found a baby toad in my greenhouse today...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/toad2.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/toad1.jpg

 

10/06/2012 at 21:05

Thanks for the info Gardenfantic. I am currently researching prices etc. The Nikon you speak of is the only one I have found with such good zoom - 36 and without changing lens etc.

10/06/2012 at 22:31

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8644.jpg?width=320&height=350&mode=max

 

10/06/2012 at 22:34

A Bee visiting one of my favorite flowers.

11/06/2012 at 06:45

No Cetti, I'm in the Basque Country, Northern Spain

11/06/2012 at 07:58
Cranesbill wrote (see)

A Bee visiting one of my favorite flowers.

Hence your nickname and avatar photo.

Yours looks like Meadow Cranesbill, Geranium pratense (but I could be wrong).

Snap... yesterday I took this snap of a bee on my Bloody Cranesbill, Geranium sanguineum....

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/bloody-cranesbill.jpg

 

Bloody Cranesbill is more of a thug than Meadow Cranesbill, but it's a great plant and will be flowering, and providing nectar, from now until late Autumn.

And here's one entering a foxglove...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/foxglove.jpg

 

This is a goldfinch nest, in a climbing rose...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/goldfinch-nest1.jpg

 

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/goldfinch-nest2.jpg

 



11/06/2012 at 12:54

This woodpecker was feeding the baby (nearly as big as here too).

http://s703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/?action=view&current=Woodpecker018.mp4

11/06/2012 at 22:28

Cracking picture of the bee on the Cranesbill Gary,

12/06/2012 at 17:53

some amazing picture everyone.. love the bee ones and that gold finch one is beautiful.. have got them in my garden for last few years and look forward to seing them.. so cheery.

also love that bloody cransebill.. i love them they just flower nad flower.. and if you cut back they flower again.

12/06/2012 at 18:04

@daintiness.. yes it is one of the best..thou i must warn you it can get a bit shaky when out on full zoom.. need to hold lense..but still takes a super picture.. still one of the best buys in my view for an easy point and snap..

nothing beats it.

12/06/2012 at 18:12

Gardeningfanatic,, while surfing on amazon found the nikon 510, according to reviews even better with x42 zoom...the neighbours better look out at this rate of going!! I might get a bit too much info...There are some terrific photos on this thread - I love the goldfinches and that caterpillar is mouthwatering (not I'd consider it as an hors d'oeurve) they really insire me to get a decent camera. Interesting, most of the reviews for the nikons I have read have been written by people taking wildlife and bird photos.

12/06/2012 at 19:24

Great photos

I found this spider in my greenhouse

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/basils006-1.jpg

 Pam x

 

16/06/2012 at 06:41

This is my feeder arrangement. There's a hanging bird-bath, two seed feeders, and a nut feeder. They are all hanging from a pergola, about 10 meters from my back door. The pergola over the feeders also helps to give protection from predators. All these snaps were taken from inside the house, looking through an open window...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/feeders.jpg

 

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/feeders-bullfinch.jpg

 

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/feeders-goldfinches.jpg

 
Nuthatch...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/feeders-nuthatch.jpg

 
This is the ground beneath the feeders, that ground-feeding birds use...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/feeders-blackbirds.jpg

 

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/feeders-squirrel.jpg

 

16/06/2012 at 10:41

WOW Gary your photos are amazing! thoose finches look like they were posing for the camera. I have lots of geranium clumps of different colours on my allotment its like bee heaven.

16/06/2012 at 11:05
Gary Hobson wrote (see)


Snap... yesterday I took this snap of a bee on my Bloody Cranesbill,  



 

No need to swear Gary, this is a family forum

16/06/2012 at 11:07
Gary Hobson wrote (see)
This is a goldfinch nest, in a climbing rose...

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/goldfinch-nest1.jpg

 

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/goldfinch-nest2.jpg

 



Thats fantastic, im a bit jealous.

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