Catching bugs! Handling bugs! Sweeping.

Lately, I have been really into the little bugs.

My camera isn't the best at this macrophotography, but I think it can still take some decent shots. As a point-and-shoot camera with autofocus (Nikon coolpix P530), I can hold an insect in one hand and take a picture with the other. It means that my fingers are in LOTS of shots -- hope this isn't too much of a distraction. I'm not really going for art in my observations -- there are so many others that excel in that. :)

I have been doing a lot of sweep netting or "sweeping" to catch insects. It's quite amazing how many insects there are just in some tall grass! I use a petri dish with my hand in the background for some scale. I think it's a fairly effective way to observe bugs.

Now, on some insects, I grab onto their legs. I'm not totally sure, but I don't think this hurts them. At least, they're sure able to walk and fly away after I photograph them -- I'm sure these insects go back to their friends with a crazy story. :)

פורסם על-ידי sambiology sambiology, ספטמבר 28, 2015 03:22 אחה"צ

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ספטמבר 26, 2015

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After my dragonfly program, I decided to explore a little bit behind this historic place. This is the homestead of Ralph Mann. http://www.stoppingpoints.com/texas/sights.cgi?marker=Ralph+Mann+Homestead&cnty=tarrant

I spent some time "sweeping" with the insect net and caught some of these cool bugs too.

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ספטמבר 26, 2015

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After my dragonfly program, I decided to explore a little bit behind this historic place. This is the homestead of Ralph Mann. http://www.stoppingpoints.com/texas/sights.cgi?marker=Ralph+Mann+Homestead&cnty=tarrant

I spent some time "sweeping" with the insect net and caught some of these cool bugs too.

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ספטמבר 26, 2015

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After my dragonfly program, I decided to explore a little bit behind this historic place. This is the homestead of Ralph Mann. http://www.stoppingpoints.com/texas/sights.cgi?marker=Ralph+Mann+Homestead&cnty=tarrant

I spent some time "sweeping" with the insect net and caught some of these cool bugs too.

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ספטמבר 26, 2015

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After my dragonfly program, I decided to explore a little bit behind this historic place. This is the homestead of Ralph Mann. http://www.stoppingpoints.com/texas/sights.cgi?marker=Ralph+Mann+Homestead&cnty=tarrant

I spent some time "sweeping" with the insect net and caught some of these cool bugs too.

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ספטמבר 27, 2015

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This pink moth was a really neat find! I'll study it later with the moth ID guide. :)

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ספטמבר 27, 2015

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Swept with the insect net up in the garden... Found some interesting things! This little mole cricket was one. :)

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ספטמבר 27, 2015

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Swept with the insect net up in the garden... I've seen this bug before, I just need to recall it. :)

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ספטמבר 27, 2015

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Not sure what this black and red beetle is either! Another insect caught by sweeping.

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Keep on doing what you are doing and thanks for sharing everything you learn.... You are my hero.

פורסם על-ידי connlindajo לפני כמעט 6 שנים (סמן)

I, for one, really like to see your hands or fingers in the shots, firstly because they are great scale objects. And, with insects, as well as most other organisms, your hand provides a good background color which contrasts nicely with the subject matter.

Thanks for your excellent contributions, which I enjoy every day.

Susan aka invertzoo

פורסם על-ידי susanhewitt לפני כמעט 6 שנים (סמן)

Aw shucks -- thanks! :)

Be sure to let me know when I start spamming up your dashboard!!! I do my daily observations, but sometimes I get a bit carried away. :)

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני כמעט 6 שנים (סמן)

Sam, I enjoy your images VERY MUCH! For us city dwellers in the "will-fairly-soon-be-frozen" northeast, it is a great pleasure to see warm weather Texas wildlife all year long!

פורסם על-ידי susanhewitt לפני כמעט 6 שנים (סמן)

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