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Comments: Butterflies, spiders, and more near El Chico


After we had had a short break, and Esme had breastfed Alice, we continued our walk. During our break I had looked under several large stones, hoping to find some scorpions, but no luck. However, shortly after we had continued our walk, I saw a large dragonfly resting. Carefully I moved as close as possible, and I was able to take several photos without scaring the animal away from its resting spot.

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I randomly (via Google) bumped into this page and I must say. Whoa. I've never looked at insects like that before. I am impressed by the photos, especially by the cicada's.

I don't know who you are or how many of you are on this blog.. but I'm really curious.. do you have a particular fondness for insects (and also thorough knowledge of them) or are you just open-minded in general ?

Posted by Steph at 23:10 GMT on 4 January 2011

Thanks Steph!

I like to think about myself as open-minded, but also love nature a lot. I have quite some photos of insects and arachnids because they are often the easiest to find during our walks.

Posted by John Bokma at 00:14 GMT on 18 January 2011

These are lovely photos of insects.

Thank you very much for taking the time to post them and making them available to other people to see.

Posted by AJ at 12:38 GMT on 8 September 2011

May I have permission to use your cicada image as part of a larger for a project and submit it to a contest??

Posted by Nikki at 01:03 GMT on 19 October 2011

@Nikki: yes, I think that falls under fair usage, especially since you are not using the full size original.

Posted by John Bokma at 18:18 GMT on 25 October 2011

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