Author Topic: What about other animal photos?  (Read 170248 times)

Jac

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Re: What about other animal photos?
« Reply #1425 on: 07:49:23, 26/06/19 »

Superb fritillary shots, SunnyD


Without the smaller creatures the big beasties would have no dinner :)

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sunnydale

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Re: What about other animal photos?
« Reply #1426 on: 19:15:49, 26/06/19 »
Superb fritillary shots, SunnyD


Without the smaller creatures the big beasties would have no dinner :)


Thanks Jac....and without the bigger creatures, the small beasties would have no dinner either!.....


On the Llyn coast path last week, I developed a bit of a macabre fascination with some Burying beetles (Nicrophorus vespillo in this case), feasting on a dead shrew....














There were four of them feasting at one point, although this one ran off a bit quick after a bit of a scrap over some entrails!.... :D





I couldn't see the beetles to start with, as they were underneath/inside the shrew....but as I looked down at the poor dead shrews body, it started to lift up! Then out popped a beetle from underneath! I used my pole to gently turn it over, only to be greeted with a rather grizzly sight! :D
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Re: What about other animal photos?
« Reply #1427 on: 19:55:45, 26/06/19 »
Like something from a Hammer Horror, beautifully caught though.
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Jac

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Re: What about other animal photos?
« Reply #1428 on: 08:04:44, 27/06/19 »
Fascinating - great set of pics - if you'd had the time to wait, I think they would have burrowed away underneath and then the shrew would have sunk mysteriously into the ground.
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Re: What about other animal photos?
« Reply #1429 on: 10:46:05, 27/06/19 »
Urgh! And great butterfly shots, I dont have the patience. :)
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Re: What about other animal photos?
« Reply #1430 on: 15:49:23, 29/06/19 »
I found a dead shrew in wet weather in the Hafren forest, it had a large black slug on it's throat and it gave the macabre appearance that the slug had killed it. Posted it a good few years ago but it went the way of the bucket.

Great shots of the beetle.
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Re: What about other animal photos?
« Reply #1431 on: 16:23:39, 29/06/19 »

Painted Lady BWW https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/painted-lady

Something bigger - Exmoor Ponies on Porlock Common yesterday.
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Jac

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Re: What about other animal photos?
« Reply #1432 on: 16:42:41, 29/06/19 »

Fab shot of the Painted Lady BWW.


Aah - ponies :-*
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