Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Grasshopper, Damsel Fly And Green Bottle Fly~ My Garden Critters

Here are some shots of my winged garden visitors over the past several weeks.

grasshopperTwo striped grasshopper blending in with the hosta.

damsel fly
damsel fly
damsel flyDamsel flies are so photogenic, and always pose for awhile.

green bottle fly
green bottle flyGreen bottle flies are pretty, although you don't want to think about where their little feet may have been:).

grasshopperAnother two striped grasshopper on a daylily. I'm not sure what vegetation these grasshoppers consumed, and didn't notice any significant damage in the garden.


Nancy J. Bond said...

Wonderful shots, Chey!

guild-rez said...

Wonderful pictures of your garden critters.
Very often overlooked.
- Cheers.

Rowena said...

Even for garden bugs, those are gorgeous images that you captured. What kind of camera do you use? I can barely get a good shot of my energetic dogs!

chey said...

Thanks Nancy and Guild-rez! I was surprised at the delicate beauty of some of the garden wildlife.

Rowena~ Thanks! I use a Canon Rebel digital SLR. It's a wonderful camera, and captures great shots.

joco said...

Hiya chey,

I could've done without the blue-bottles :-) but want to compliment on your sharp pictures.

How come that all those visitors leave your Hosta leaves so impeccable?? Are insects better behaved in your part of the world?

chey said...

Hi Joco~ I hear you~ my kids call them poop flies, so I know exactly where they've been. Their metallic sheen is just so neat though:). Luckily we haven't noticed much insect damage. Lately some sunflowers leaves were almost completely consumed~ I think probably slug damage.