Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

I don’t know if that many people will be reading this site over the weekend, as most readers are in America and most of those will be taking off for Memorial Day. But PCC(E) never rests, so here are a few lovely insect photos from a regular contributor, Mark Sturtevant. His notes are indented: A while ago […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales, from Queensland, sent a passel of reptile photos; his notes are indented. A set of Squamates. First a particularly pretty little skink called the Shaded-litter Rainbow-skink, Carlia munda: A close up of the common striped wall skink, Cryptoblepharus virgatus: One of the small common dragons (Agamids) with the charming name of Tommy Roundhead, Diporiphera australis: […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

It was World Turtle Day yesterday, and I asked if any reader had turtles. Well, Mark Richardson did, and sent us some photos in an email titled “I haz turtles”. There were also photos of non-turtles. Mark’s notes are indented. You noted on Hili’s dialogue this morning that it was World Turtle Day, and you […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Because it’s World Biodiversity Day, I thought I’d show a diversity of photographs, each from a different reader. Most of them, of course, will be birds! Readers’ notes are indented. Oh, and keep those photos coming in, folks. I can never have too many. First up is by Brianna Ernst, daughter of Darrell Ernst: This is […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a first-time contributor today: reader Bob Jochums, who sends us Honorary Cats™ in the form of owl photos. His notes are indented: We’ve had some success getting barred owls (Strix varia) to use a nesting box when it’s mounted fairly close to our home.  Even though we’ve got an acre plus of nicely forested […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Faithful contributor Joe Dickinson sent some lovely photos of cliff swallows from California. His notes are indented: I’ve been watching cliff swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) building nests on a bridge in Capitola.  Most of the nests are up under an overhang where they are always in deep shadow and, although I can get to deck where they are […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have photos from three contributors today. The first photo was conveyed by Gayle Ferguson: I’ve attached a ‘wildlife’ photo for your website. The photo was taken by a colleague of mine (Phil Battley) out of an office window.  His caption is this: “Young female New Zealand falcon [Falco novaseelandiae], Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ. […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Tony Eales from Queensland sent some nice insect photos from the order Neuroptera (lacewings, antlions, and similar creatures). His notes are indented: Neuroptera are a great group to photograph and have lots of interesting members. I’m still after some of the more spectacular species but here’s a few interesting ones I have photographed. A large […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have a melange of photos today (don’t forget to send yours in!).  The first shows a lovely bird, and is contributed by reader Don Breden: Here’s a rose-breasted grosbeak [Pheucticus ludovicianus] visiting the deck on a rainy Mother’s Day . . . Such a beautiful bird and a fine songster, too.  The ornithologist at the […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader B. Wilson sent some photos of a lovely larva, and this information (photos are by Nick, her business partner): Sere are two photos of a caterpillar of Lorquin’s Admiral (Limenitis lorquini) on Hooker’s Willow (Salix hookeriana).  The adult is black, white, and orange, no doubt threatening toxic chemicals.  The larva seems to be imitating a […]