Small is amazing!!


Three more shots taken at Eastney beach. A male Thick legged flower beetle just 1cm long. – The female which does not have the thick legs, plus a surprise when I processed this one, a minute Harlequin ladybird (I believe). – A Common Ground hopper again just 1 cm long and an unknown little one at the top of the Sea bindweed.

A drive to Creech Wood near Worlds End ( no we did not fall off) and a walk for me. After chasing these Speckled Yellow moths (a first sighting) I eventually managed a couple of shots. -and finally a Speckled wood. On the way back down the lane we saw the two Grey partidges


30 May, 2011
littlewren said:

fabulous photos the last butterfly

30 May, 2011
bonkersbon said:

Lovely micro images Eric .. never seen the moth before , thanks for sharing.

30 May, 2011
eje said:

Many thanks Sheila and Ray.

31 May, 2011

Nice close ups Eric

31 May, 2011
eje said:

Thanks Alan,I had to get down on one knee for some of these ,but it was well worth it.

31 May, 2011
jane said:

Another lovely series from Eastney beach Eric.I particularly like the vibrant greens in the first two of the beetle.Thank you for taking us along on your walk ..:o))

31 May, 2011
mike said:

Great group Eric - really nice

31 May, 2011
eje said:

Thank you very much friends.

31 May, 2011
aster said:

Even moths can be pretty :) The yellow moth is new to me too. Lovely images Eric :)

31 May, 2011
david said:

Fantastic pics, Eric (although I hope that the ladybird isn't really a Harlequin). I, too, think that the moths are beautiful.

1 Jun, 2011
eje said:

Many thanks.I am not realy sure about the ladybird David maybe there is some one out there who could I D it for sure.

1 Jun, 2011
aster said:

There is the 22 spot ladybird which feeds on low vegetation and which has brown legs.
Another one of a similar colour is the water ladybird but this turns to a reddish brown colour in April.

1 Jun, 2011
johnponting said:

Eric I've been away in France for a few days and still catching up with ISAB.

You have some really good shots here that are a pleasure to view.

I've read nothing but good about the Canon 18-55 std zoom and these justify those comments.

1 Jun, 2011
eje said:

Thanks Aster and John,I hope you took your camera John.

2 Jun, 2011
johnponting said:

Camera went with me Eric but no bird pics after the Herring Gull at Dover. We were on a car rally with over 600 other cars of all ages and nationalities, centered on Laon but covering many kilometers of surrounding countryside.

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