Been finding cicada shells everywhere. Here's one with the insect still in it.


We had some flies, and we have a pet spider. Pet spider is only welcome until she lays eggs... then not welcome.

Fly Scan

This is a fly that flew in to a tupperware tub and stay there. Seemed perfectly preserved, and I've been thinking of more things that I can make a picture via using the scanner. Sometimes the next photographic subject just buzzes up and lands in your lap, so to speak.

Project365 [342/365]: Berry Protection

We have some berries planted in the back yard, and in an attempt to stop them turning into a bramble, they are stacked vertically. The first berries of the season are starting to ripen. It looks like this little guy is protecting the berries - at least they haven't been eaten by anything yet. (Must be careful though, last year some of the berries had fruit fly.)

Project365 [289/365]: Underbelly

Since summer is coming, we tend to leave the windows open at night (with flyscreens). This beetle was trapped by stupidity. I took the flyscreen off and photographed it in place before it eventually rolled away.

Project365 [274/365]: Giant Mozzie

After leaving the window open all night last night, I found this massive mozzie up against the window sill. I assume it's a mozzie anyway. It looks like a mozzie.

Project365 [263/365]: Spider Web

It was one of the first properly humid nights and dewey mornings of the season and I was walking to the train station. The sun was hitting the spider web from behind at quite the right angle. I had to shoot this through the fence as it was too tall to lean over.