Saturday, June 15, 2013

Nature is wonderful-Aghatubrid..

My two sons found this caterpillar crawling up a tap and they took him in, fed him, petted him. I had a great time photographing him and he is still going. We have put him in a quiet place today so he can develop to the next stage. Hopefully we will have a butterfly soon enough. Nature is just wonderful. Cannon 7, 18-55lens.

Next stage: The Pupa-Cocoon...

This little guy started covering himself, and oozed out this yellow stuff and then working it to build his Pupa.

The pupa stage is one of the coolest stages of a butterfly’s life.  As soon as a caterpillar is done growing and they have reached their full length/weight, they form themselves into a pupa, also known as a chrysalis.  From the outside of the pupa, it looks as if the caterpillar may just be resting, but the inside is where all of the action is.  Inside of the pupa, the caterpillar is rapidly changing. 

Now, as most people know, caterpillars are short, stubby and have no wings at all.  Within the chrysalis the old body parts of the caterpillar are undergoing a remarkable transformation, called ‘metamorphosis,’ to become the beautiful parts that make up the butterfly that will emerge. Tissue, limbs and organs of a caterpillar have all been changed by the time the pupa is finished, and is now ready for the final stage of a butterfly’s life cycle. 
Cannon 7D.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Renard beach, Caherciveen

Spent a lovely evening at Renard taking detail shots. Cannon 7D. There was some beautiful shells to be found.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Impressions of a sunny weekend in Kerry

"Peter's Place", Waterville

Old garage in Waterville

Sea Pink near Bray Head on Valentia Island. As well called "Lady's Cushion" this flower can be found mainly at the coastline of the Mediterranean.

Leaves catching the sunlight in Glanleam Garden, Valentia Island

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Small Things at Renard Beach

The light was a bit difficult to take landscape pictures, however there a many things at a beach worthwhile to be photographed.
Olympus E-5, Zuiko Digital 14-54 mm, Zuiko Digital 50 mm makro.

Sunset over Knightstown

Driftwood meets Bogwood at Renard beach

Pattern in driftwood

Snake in the wood

Can you see the mouse in the hole?

Colors of  Rust

Beauty of decay

Barnacle with sea weed

Snail patterns


Creatures at the beach

 The following pictures were taken two days later with a Zuiko Digital 50-200 attached to a ZD  2xTeleconverter EC-20

Skellig St Michael in the morning mist of the rising sun

A traditionally rigged sailboat is passing Cromwell Fort at at the West entrance of Port Magee Channel

Under watchful eyes