Wild Photo Competiton win The Wild Life or Wild Drugs

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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Post: # 201727Post dready sam
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:33 am

i only joined today but i can't resist a photo comp :)

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Post: # 201733Post Shirley
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:35 am

Welcome - great photos! I especially like the first one.
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Post: # 201869Post MuddyWitch
Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:49 pm

welcome to ISH :flower:

Stunning photos too!

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Post: # 202131Post dready sam
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:27 am

thanks shirley & muddywitch :)
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Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:29 am

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Post: # 202168Post Silver Ether
Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:08 pm

oooooooh I like him ... :icon_smile:
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Post: # 202197Post Christine
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:13 pm

My word - there are some spectacular photos on here. I especially like Silver Ether's - but that might be partly the Esme Weatherwax quote (Pratchett fan) and the snail looks positively noble!

I spent a ridiculous amount of time photographing the frenetic activity of ladybirds among my blackfly-infested broad beans. Unfortunately, the macro setting on my rather basic camera doesn't allow really close focusing (and I didn't have a tripod with me), but all I've done to this one is crop it.
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Overwhelmed by the enemy, ladybirds do their patriotic best to summon reinforcements....
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Post: # 203215Post Millymollymandy
Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:32 am

I found this on the ground a few weeks back (sadly :( ). The outside is woven together with, amongst other things, the tail hair from my neighbour's chestnut and black mares and tatty feathers from my ducks, and the interior has wool from the sheep across the road and my ducks' down! I love the lichen on it. It is so warm and snuggy I want one for winter! If anyone knows what kind of bird makes this nest please let me know - it probably fell out of a conifer tree.

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Post: # 203271Post Thomzo
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:58 pm

Wow, that nest is so pretty, you could almost use it as a Christmas decoration. (Ooops sorry, forgot you hate the C word at this time of year).

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Post: # 203327Post Millymollymandy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:09 am

hee hee, actually you're right Zoe but I think it might be a bit dried out by then. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 203372Post Catalysthere
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:29 pm

Just saw this beauty by the back door & had to share it!!

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Post: # 203611Post Bromd123
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:33 am

i think its quite clear i need to invest in a better camera lol

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Post: # 203675Post Christine
Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:46 pm

I'm a bit embarrassed to be adding yet another picture of sexual congress - at least I think that's what is going on. The larger bee is a serious size - over an inch long (though I didn't think to put something by them as a benchmark - d-oh) and the smaller one is attached to her at the tail, and there's a lot of throbbing going on. The smaller bee appears to be dead - but perhaps it's just very, very still. They are on the outside of my windowsill
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Just found this site http://www.bumblebee.org/lifeMate.htm with a similar picture of Bombus Lapidarius mating. The male hangs on and injects a waxy plug into the female so that no other males can mate with her for up to three days
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Post: # 203684Post Shirley
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:47 pm

Bromd123 wrote:i think its quite clear i need to invest in a better camera lol
the best camera is the one you have with you (someone said that but I can't remember who!) - it's true.
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Post: # 203691Post deb13b
Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:28 am

Not a brilliant photo, taken with my iPhone. BUT I HAD A BUTTERFLY ON MY HAND !!!!!!
Lol sorry for shouting, we hardly get any butterflies in my little yard.
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