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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Amazed....Again.







Isn't that one amazing insect!!!!! Sitting right on our handrail late this afternoon. After a Google search we have identified it as an Australian Robber Fly also known as an Assassin Fly and Bee Killer. They can catch their prey in flight...and I'll spare you any more gory details. Another surprise which I have never seen before.







A couple of beautiful dragonflies, also snapped this afternoon. Much more pleasant to look at and equally as fascinating. Our pool area seems to be an attraction to dragonflies.  :)
The second, smaller dragonfly is perched on a grevillea flower spike in bud.




Here is the last half of a grevillea in full flower on the same small bush. Yes, we certainly are in Australia, I do love these pretty grevilleas.

Sharing at This or That Thursday.

30 comments:

tinajo said...

So cool! :-)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Amazing and congratulations to a macro well done!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, amazing photos and critters. The insects are cool looking and I love the pretty dragonflies. And the flower is gorgeous. Awesome photos, have a great day!

Melissa said...

What a lovely blog you have! I just found you via Thea's. I love dragonflies (I'm not sure I want to hear the gory details on the other one,lol). That one with the red is amazing.

Your pics are beautiful.

Nadege, said...

Amazing. Stunning grevillea.

Lauri said...

As always, amazing subjects and incredible photographs. Each and everyone is lovely, yes, even the Bee Killer.

Seeing Each Day said...

Again, I appreciate the heads up! It would be remiss of me though, even with my 'insect difficulty' to not not comment on your first shot - wonderful angle and so crisp.

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

It is wonderful to see such small creatures in such amazing detail.

Tiffany said...

Fabulous...is it Summer yet?

Tiffany

Barb said...

That truly is an amazing insect and amazing photography too! Thanks for the little breath of summer . . .

geanina said...

culorile sun exceptionale! imi plac tare mult aceste macrouri!:) o zi faina iti doresc:)

fudelchen said...

Du machst wunderschöne Bilder, ich liebe Makros.

*drückdich* ♥ Marianne

Christie, Describe Happy said...

You take some of the most amazing photos!! I enjoy seeing them!

Filip said...

Again fantastic pictures of insects.

Greetings,
Filip

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Tiffany, yes it is summer. Our summer began 1st December, Autumn will begin 1st March. So far our summer has been relatively mild (thankfully).

Art said...

That's is amazing pictures!

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Just amazing! By the way, I like the music from your blog :-)
Greetings
Angela

Susan said...

Your work is stunning!! What kind of lens do you use for your macro's?

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Susan, thank you for your comment.
I don't own a DSLR but a Lumix superzoom (fixed lens). For macro shots I do get in very close to my subject and edit in iPhoto.

Here is a link to my post about my camera.
http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-cameras-and-gear.html

Gillian Olson said...

Brilliant pictures.

Connie Smiley said...

What wonders! Thanks, once again, for sharing all this beauty!

lisa said...

These are amazing macros!!

forgetmenot said...

Amazing photo of that interesting little guy. You were very perceptive to spot him and very wise to have your camera handy. Hope your New Year is off to a great start. Mickie :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, how glad I am to be back from my blog break and seeing these beautiful shots!! Amazing detail you captured here.

Linda R. said...

Amazing my friend.. I am speechless..

Karin M. said...

Amazing pictures, wonderful colors and composition.
Greetings, Karin

Liz said...

Oh WOW, Karen!!! These shots are brilliant. Great macros with incredible detail. I am in awe of the power of your camera.

marijke said...

Every time you amaze me with all the beauty nature gives. Fantastic photo's Karen.
gr. Marijke

deb duty said...

Wow! The detail is amazing in your macros!

Isabelle said...

So many beautiful details! I love the way you look at your garden and how amazed you are by the simple and marvelous things it offers!
Thanks for sharing with us :)

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