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Old Jul 6, 2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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Here are a few shots from this week, it's been hot so there hasn't been much activity out there. I spotted a few grasshoppers by the local mexican food place this afternoon so maybe I'll be able to catch some in the backyard soon.



Oh well, here's a jumping spider with prey. I used the DCR5320 for this shot. I watched the spider catch the fly, the fly never saw it coming.



Another Desert Forktail, I normally don't see many damsel flies around but the past few weeks have been good. DCR-250 for this one.



A Butterfly, I think it's a skipper of some sort. Shot with the 5320



Another butterfly, there was a dust storm and a few drops of rain this afternoon when I spotted this little butterfly bouncing around. I must have watched it for ten minutes before it finally settled on some dead grass. Shot with the DCR-250






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Old Jul 7, 2007, 4:54 AM   #2
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All excellent shots.The damselfly and 2nd butterfly shots are my pick of them all

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Old Jul 7, 2007, 5:38 AM   #3
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Another excellent series. #2 for me.
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Old Jul 7, 2007, 11:46 AM   #4
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Love the first 2 shots and the last one! Excellent details!
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Thanks for the kind words!
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Great shots vaiboy, I like the spiders eyes but my pick would be the skipper butterfly.
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Wonderful shots. The 2nd butterfly is excellent...my fave. )
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Old Jul 8, 2007, 4:01 PM   #8
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Thanks tcook and Beth.

I only wish there were more butterflies around here to shoot, maybe I should plant a small garden to try to attract more?
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I too am a fan of that second butterfly shot. He landed on such a photogenic piece of dried grass. As far as attracting butterflies; you should indeed plant a garden. You would also get bees, wasps and hoverflies.
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