Sunday, June 27, 2010

Two more photos from the past 2 years
Can you imagine one of these as tall as a human.  not sure if this type eat the male after Mating.
well not going to comment any more on this subject, I am sure you will all have your own thoughts on it,
Praying Mantis ,Sphodromantis viridis    treat yourself  click on this photo'

Friday, June 25, 2010

Little green bee eater

All the latest photographed birds are  on
 including the Nile valley sun bird 3 different breeds of bee-eaters

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Flying ants

This is one of the tiny flying ants that has invaded my living area. and they are so tiny about 1/8 of an inch long

This last photo of another one by the side of my index finger nail,

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dragons in Macro

I am so busy catching up with writing my Biography and a new blog    http://nilelife4.blogspot
I was looking through my blogspot dragons and damsels for 2009, and came across these shots taken in macro  before I bought the ef 100x400 lens.  these shots where taken 6" from the subject Early in the morning while they were drowsy, with the canon efs 60mm ultrasonic lens  both subjects have been put on in a horizontal view  as they sleep in a vertical position

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Where do all the frogs go

I do not know I do not eat them if they could fly I would  eat them,   the blue-cheeked bee-eater
Yummee   yes   says the  Ring- necked plover
Me too  I like frogs good vitamins for our young feathers.  says the Striated heron fledgling.

 the Little bittern will hunt  for frogs when no one is about.
The striated heron on a frog  hunting expedition,

Well  can not say anything can I  with my beak full of frog   says the House sparrow
Don't ask such stupid questions  much easier to catch than fish  gives us a varied diet to, the squacco  and the little white egret.  do not know why you are so inquisitive about frogs, you humans eat them,
The frogs do not have much chance of survival with all the birds hunting them.
We do not eat them   the male nile valley sun bird and the Laughing dove.
Frogs are no good for nesting material   says the reed warbler

Thursday, June 10, 2010

All within 200 yards of my flat

My flat is marked in red opposite the mosque minaret this is the new avenue of the sphinx  that will eventually link Karnak and Luxor Temple.
once this is finished they nile will be 300 yards from my flat as I will have to walk past the other end of the Luxor templ

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nile fish, Whats on where

The blue-cheeked bee-eater
All the fish   photos have been taken from the West bank the Nile as you can see is much cleaner  and no oil patches on the surface,  there are some very colourful ones  they range from minnow to about 9"
sometimes they will jump and try to get a dragonfly
all the dragons and damsels will be on

all the latest Swallow photos will be on
I saw another tree rat today  acted as if it was almost tame,
The monitor Lizard