Monday, August 4, 2008

The Kent Bog Part Two of Two

Here is the last part of the flora of the Kent Bog which is Queen Ann's Lace. This plant is an insect magnet and here is an unusual bug on the plant. This is part of the fauna of the bog. I went in even closer and you can see the unusual purple with yellow spots on this bug.
As I entered the bog I saw a colored butterfly, I have only shot a Small White Butterfly this year so was pleased to see another type. It flew away quickly but after I had made the trek around the bog I caught it resting on a bench and was able to get close enough to capture it. It is tiger colored but I don't know the name.
This is the dragonfly from Sunday's post that I cropped with an oval.
I did see many birds but none cooperated with my camera, either they were too quick or I was shooting into the sun through a lot of greenery. I guess that is typical for a bog.

29 comments:

Beckynsc said...

Great pics! Looks like an interesting and relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

Shionge said...

Very nice photos especially the lovely flowers :D

dot said...

It always amazes me that a weed can be so pretty. I love the little butterfly. Such pretty colors.

You always get the nicest shots!

raccoonlover1963 said...

Very nice pics. I love nature pictures.
Lisa

Lawstude said...

It's really tricky to shoot crawlers because they move so fast. It's great that you have shot some of them.

Have a nice day FG.

Fish Whisperer said...

Gotta say you have a way with bugs. I tried to photograph one the other day and it just would not sit still. Love the bog/blog.
Cheers

Johan Hurter said...

Great images - post them here - http://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=6

Baila said...

Beautiful pictures. It was so nice of you to visit my Sunday Critters. And I love how music comes on when I visit yours.

Have a great day.

Jack and Joann said...

I love Queen Anne's lace. Here in Virginia I have seen dried flower bouquets in historic plantation homes along the James River with Queen Anne's lace. With a name like that how can we even suggest that it is a weed? Now the word bog seems to me to have dark and dirty connotations like the big bad bog. But your photos make bog seem both interesting and wholesome.

Jack and Joann said...

I added a line with your name to my mushroom poem.
Take it easy.
J&J
P.S. Does the wife blog?

kjpweb said...

Beautiful shots! Your Butterfly is a "Comma". Yep weird name, but that's how it is.
Cheers, Klaus

The Birdlady said...

Very nice - the queen annes lace photos are lovely - good job catching the little comma - and the oval crop on the dragonfly is cool.

Abraham Lincoln said...

You did get some really nice pictures of these things.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville, Ohio

Stacey Huston said...

What a peacefull looking place. thank for sharing these wonderful photos.. you just get better and better..

magiceye said...

wow... great captures!

Travis said...

Wonderful pics. I love the close shots of the insect. Great post, wonderful blog as usual.

alicesg said...

Lovely photos. Fantastic what the plant can do.

pts said...

excellent shots!

lapa37 said...

Thanks for sharing the rest of your pictures with us. Your right that bug on the Queen Ann's lace sure was strange looking.Living here in NC I see some very strange looking insects and spiders I swear are the size of a small cat. It really yuks me out.

The Texican said...

How many bogs could a blogger blog if a blogger could blog bogs? Try that one three times real fast. Pappy

fishing guy said...

Lapa: Those spiders that are bigger then the drain are scary.

Pappy:
A blogger would blog all the bogs he could blog, if a blogger could blog bogs.
Now add that on and say it three times fast.

as minhas fotografias said...

What beauty of my photos are magnificent congratulations for this good time

Ms. Hays said...

Hello Mr Fishing Guy! You've shot some nice pics while I've been gone! And the flutter-by is sooo pretty!!!

Tommy V said...

Great series of pictures. You captured the flowers and insect very well. Thanks for sharing.

Salty said...

Nice series!

A wetland is a treasure for the outdoor photographer with more species of life than possible any other environmental niche. Not only are they great for the photographer but they are of utmost importance in the grand scheme of our existence. Sadly their importance wasn’t realized early on and so much was lost as we drained the swamps that were considered wasteland.

I read with interest your post on why you blog. This blogging community certainly is a friendly, encouraging group and it is a pleasure to be affiliated with it.

Keep up the work, you are appreciated!

Razor Family Farms said...

I adore Queen Anne's lace!

It's beautiful stuff and wonderful in flower arrangements.

I wanted to apologize for not visiting your blog before now. I've been battling a flu bug and feeling pretty rotten. I usually perk up by 3:00 or so and fix dinner before collapsing again. I have canning and soapmaking to do -- big time. I need to get well!

Blessings!
Lacy

Tipper said...

I love the Queen's Ann Lace and the bug is neat too.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I've noticed that Queen Anne's lace attracts a lot of bugs too. We have an unusual amount of the wildflower this year. It's everywhere!

Glad you caught a photo of the comma. Nice of it to slow down long enough for you to get a shot. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Went to the bog today for the first time, absolutely loved the walk. Mother Nature is such a fine lady!