Snap: Backyard Bugs

2016…and time for a new meme from Helena. This year it is “Snap”: between 2 and 4 photos that create a visual set.

Never one to resist a photo opportunity to practice with my telephoto lens and manual focus, I turned my attention to insects in my backyard. Not all the bugs are tack sharp…but it is a challenge when the bugs are moving or the plant is being blown by the wind!

a lovely blue damselfly in the grass:

bugs (3 of 4)

2 large ants on my rhubarb(which suddenly went to seed):bugs (2 of 4)

yucky forest tent caterpillars on my still unidentified shrub:

bugs (1 of 4)

a dragonfly(probably a 4 spotted skimmer) on one of my just-beginning-to-flower lilac trees:

bugs (4 of 4)

Linking to Helena’s “Snap” meme here  



10 thoughts on “Snap: Backyard Bugs

  1. Nice photos! Your backyard bugs are prettier than any of mine. I seem to have a hornets’ nest somewhere nearby – seen a couple of bright yellow giants buzzing around of late :o(


  2. Oh those nasty awful terrible tent caterpillars are wicked in this area this year. Very interesting SNAP collection, wonderful work with your macro lense


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