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March 24, 2010

 Machaon?



Or some other Papilio. According to Wikipedia there are more than 200 species in this genus and i guess i'll have hard times trying to identfy it. :)
UPD 31.03: i think i found some info about this butterfly. It seems to be Luehdorfia puziloi, The Early Spring Swallowtail. But i still looking for more info.

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March 23, 2010

 Spring is here

It's official:



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March 21, 2010

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November 7, 2009

 Survivors

After few days of winds and rain survivors are enjoying the sun:

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October 29, 2009

 Live Wires

Live Wires

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October 20, 2009

 Purple Heart

And a bee:

Tradescantia

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October 11, 2009

 Fly-by

Fly-by

Perfect timing: little bee flew into the frame while i've just focused on the flower.

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October 10, 2009

 Helicopters



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October 3, 2009

 Vinca again

Vinca again

Interesting how these flowers, being the same plant, have so many different colors.

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 Vinca

Vinca

Autumn is here: although days are still hot but there are much more clouds in the skies and nights are appreciably colder. I can feel this autumn «something» in the air. As usual here, many plants are blossoming now.

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September 28, 2009

 Tricolor

Chrysanthemum flower got a strange color twist:



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September 26, 2009

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September 25, 2009

 Brightness of life

Brightness of life

Someone once told me: «Violet colour express the brightness of life». I don't know why it's so and how it is related but i thought it will make a good caption. So here it is.

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August 22, 2009

 Oh Hai!



I've already posted a photo of this little lizard not long ago. I haven't seen him since then and thought he was gone. But yesterday he appeared here again. I think i was searching for him in a wrong place or maybe he was hiding while moulting: there's still some dry skin on his head.
Seems now he's afraid of me less than before and i've even watched him hunting and eating flies. It was amazing, this baby has lot of patience to seat and wait, but when needed he is lightning fast and doesn't leave a single chance to his prey.

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: No

July 28, 2009

 New neighbour

I'm almost sure that this lizard is stellion (Laudakia stellio). Or some very similar Agamidae:

Baby stellion lizard

He decided to settle down on the fence of our forecourt and it is good thing: there's a belief that lizards bring fortune to home they live in.
This is a very young specimen, about just 10-12 centimeters long; adults are much bigger, something like 30 cm. in length, and have heavier head and wider body. I've seen many of them in desert around here but never met them living near inhabited places. Might be nice to tame him, they known as friendly animals.

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 11.0
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: Yes (on-camera)

June 27, 2009

 Not a fly



It was a very hot day yesterday. All our dogs and cats came into the house to hide from the heat, as well as a couple of these creatures. It looks like a fly but it isn't: my father says he saw them living on dogs. I tried to identify it but failed so any help is welcome.

ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 11.0
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: Yes

June 1, 2009

 Refuelling

These creatures look like a little plastic robots:

Wasp on a marjoram flower

They actually behave like robots too. All their life is a simple program: search for food, get materials to build a nest, reproduce. Then the program ends with an end of season.

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/320 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 240mm
Flash Used: No

May 23, 2009

 Back to the netz

Crab spider. The plant is a species of Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum), called Pregnant Onion (Ornithogalum longebracteatum):



ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: 13.0
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: No

I think that last week was the busiest week i had in years. We worked around the clock to finish the project. I personally worked nights with two other guys. Night is 12 hours from 6:30 PM to 6:30 AM so all i did at home was eating and sleeping, then going back to work.
Back to normal life now, and i hope to be less busy in next ten years!

May 9, 2009

 Reproduction

Hippeastrum

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/30 sec
Aperture: 13.0
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: No

May 8, 2009

 My dad's hobby

My father's big passion and all-time hobby:



ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: 6.3
Focal Length: 195mm
Flash Used: Yes




ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: No



ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/400 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 195mm
Flash Used: No

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