2 October 2018

1 October 2018

Lavender flower

I don't know why but I have an obsession with lavender. The smell, the color, the beauty of the inflorescence - I love taking pictures of this flower, and my macro lens helped me discover its details even more precisely :-)

Lavender field
Lavender field

Lavender macro
Lavender macro

Lavender
Lavender

30 September 2018

Favorite summer pictures

Here are my top 3 insect macro pictures throughout the summer :-)

 Waving bee
Waving bee

Blue butterfly
Blue butterfly

Bon appétit
Bon appétit

29 September 2018

Hide and seek

Playing hide and seek with a huge grasshopper ^^ What a shy creature! 
And difficult to spot: green on green is not quite the perfect contrast ;-)

Hesitating
Hesitating

From below
From below

Hello there
Hello there

23 September 2018

Rainy afternoon

Being outside at times like this might not have been a good idea ;-)

Rain is near
Rain is near

Before rain
Before rain

Storm coming
Storm coming

16 September 2018

Haystacks

Not everyone would enjoy looking at haystacks, yet they always prompt me to take out my camera :-)

Endless hayballs
Endless haystacks

Stone wall
Stone wall

Hayballs
Haystacks

15 September 2018

Photo mash-up #32

Today theme will be: damselflies and dragonflies!

Diaphanous damselfly Posing
Cute damselfly Equilibrist
Happy damselfly & dragonfly day :-)

9 September 2018

Butterflies

A collection of butterflies - OK the last one is not the cutest of all...

Balance
Balance

Blue wings
Blue wings

Vigilance
Vigilance

8 September 2018

Apiaceae

The wild carrot is usually home to a huge variety of insects (bugs, beetles, even spiders...) and the white color of its flowers makes it very easy to detect them - simply put, a very good spot for insect photography in Summer :-) 

Have you ever noticed the little pink or dark bit which appears sometimes at the middle of the flower? I have been wandering through the countryside for years and honestly only discovered it now (the macro lens surely helped ^^). 

The carrot plant is also called Queen Anne's lace, because of the flower resembling lace - this pink center part supposedly being a droplet of blood from the Queen's finger after she pricked it on a needle while making the lace... In a more scientific style, it turns out that it attracts bees and other pollinators: the dark spot poses as a fake insect already happily resting on the plant (Nature does things well :-D)

Pink center
Pink center

Striped wings
Striped wings

Patch of color
Patch of color

2 September 2018

Minstrel bugs

With their bright red color - dissuading birds from eating them - those striped bugs could not but catch my eyes...

Out of reach
Out of reach

Symmetry
Symmetry

Suspended
Suspended

1 September 2018

26 August 2018

Tree writings

Numbers and even some mysterious text?

Engraved tree

Engraved tree

Painted tree
Painted tree

Paint on tree

Another painted tree

19 August 2018

Deep in the forest

A little trip to one of my favorite forests :-) 
Just pretending it is a dark and dangerous-looking place for once...

Fallen tree
Fallen tree

Black crow
Black crow

Fake crocodile
Fake crocodile

12 August 2018

Swedish vegetation

Miscellaneous trees & plants encountered during my bicycle exploration in Göteborg ;-)

Birch trees
Birch trees

Little pine tree
Little pine tree

Light on the rocks
Light on the rocks

Small river in the forest
Small river in the forest

10 August 2018

Shop signs

...I especially like the fish one :-)

Fish sign
Fish sign

Fur benches
Fur benches

Shop sign
Shop sign

8 August 2018

Old bikes

In the city of bicycles... how to recycle old bikes? ;-)

Rusted bike
Rusted bike

Old bike
Old bike

Swedish colors bike
Swedish colors bike