I hope you enjoy what I saw on the banks of the Nile today. notice how these skimmers blend in with their surroundings like most of the wildlife they are masters of disguise. each one is different look carefully you will see they have different types of bodies
these are some of the smallest of the skimmers
No rushing or I miss what I want to photo enlarge this one if you can not see it.
some have to move before I can see them then getting the lens adjusted is another problem,
with my 100x400 lens I have no need to change lens only thing is I have to be at least 1and 1/2 meters from the subject any nearer its blurred.
the swallows are on the http://birdinginegypt.blogspot.com/2010/05/barn-swallows-on-rope.html
Corn flower and Mallow
a honey bee hovering near the mallow notice the pollen on the legs
Not sure what was on the mallow leaves but they sure had a good roll on them.http://insectsonwings.blogspot.com/
The female Nile valley sun bird in its position getting nectar from the flowers
The grasshopper another master of disguise
A squacco Heron
Pigeons lots of them in one flock on the bank of the river .
2 damsel flies today
The black Jack plant if I had long pants on the legs would be covered in the barbed seeds.
View of the largest Temple in Egypt from the banana plantation My blog on tombs and temples of Egypt has over 100 photos of the temple and its precincts, http://myegypttours.blogspot.com/2009/11/karnak-temple.html
today's moon at 19.00
and sunset over the Nile
May 22nd 1813 - Richard Wagner was born , Leipsig Germany, composer (Ring, Flying Dutchman)