‘Amazing!’ is all around us – staring us in the face and begging to be noticed. ‘Amazing!’ is in our gardens, behind our cupboards, down the street or lane outside our houses. ‘Amazing!’ is everywhere – if only we are patient and take a few moments to observe – the ordinary becomes extra-ordinarily – ‘Amazing!’
These shots are all from my garden – I don’t pretend to be much of a photographer or that these are great photos – it’s just that, for me, these are amazing subjects . .
the amazing and very beautiful compound eyes of a fly
eyeball-to-eyeball with a young Leopard Snake Elaphe situla often referred to as Rat Snakes they are constrictors that feed on small mammals and lizards
Hyla arborea – Common Tree Frog these are the noisy little blighters that keep you awake at night and they can change colour very quickly
Libellula depressa – Broad-Bodied Chaser common and found all over Europe – how often do we notice?
A grumpy-looking Chamaeleo chamaeleon – Chameleon sitting on my hand whilst being transferred from kitchen to garden
Robber Fly – Asilidae family sucking the life out of a hover-fly
Saturnia pyri – Viennese Emperor Moth, Europe’s largest – this one has just hatched and is still pumping up its wings
a detail of the wing of an emperor moth
. . and finally something with an ‘Ahhhh!’ factor for everyone . .
there is a family of Syrian Squirrels living in a tree just outside the garden – they are regular visitors to the bird tables
That’s it for this time – more later.
Alan Fenn, Okçular Köyü