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Solly Mack

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27. I've watched geckos eat moths.
Fri Jul 17, 2015, 04:32 PM
Jul 2015

and anoles eat flies.

Skinks have recently begun roaming about the house and chasing the anoles away. Not sure what they eat. They aren't very friendly.

A luna moth got into the house several weeks back and it took hours to lure it back outside. I snapped a few photos of it but they look like every other photo of a luna moth, so nothing special.

We're getting more snakes this year. They've been harmless, so far.

The hawk attacks have been worse too. I've seen a dove and a goldfinch carried off.

Lots of spiders this year. Mostly wolf spiders and wild tarantulas.

The deer have been coming around more, as well as foxes.

The wild horses are venturing closer to people.

Probably all related to the dry winter and cooler than normal spring. It was also a wetter than normal during spring.

Butterflies [View all] alfredo Jul 2015 OP
SPECTACULAR, alfredo! elleng Jul 2015 #1
Thanks alfredo Jul 2015 #3
Oooo, that orange sulfur is luscious. NV Whino Jul 2015 #2
Thanks. That was the best of at least eight photos. alfredo Jul 2015 #4
Cool shots. Love the eyes. Solly Mack Jul 2015 #5
Thanks. Having AF extension tubes makes all the difference. alfredo Jul 2015 #6
Probably. Solly Mack Jul 2015 #7
It ups your chances of getting good focus. alfredo Jul 2015 #8
That's always good. Solly Mack Jul 2015 #10
The butterflies know they are tasty so they don't hold still for long. alfredo Jul 2015 #12
Tempted, are you? Solly Mack Jul 2015 #17
I only eat the white ones, they seem more pure. alfredo Jul 2015 #18
or maybe rare Solly Mack Jul 2015 #21
It takes a lot to make a meal. That could be why they are rare. alfredo Jul 2015 #22
I've watched geckos eat moths. Solly Mack Jul 2015 #27
Are you using the extension tubes Blue_In_AK Jul 2015 #16
Yes, they are AF extension tubes, so none of that manual focus. alfredo Jul 2015 #19
Nice! Blue_In_AK Jul 2015 #9
Thanks. alfredo Jul 2015 #13
Very nice shots, alfredo. nt brer cat Jul 2015 #11
Thanks. alfredo Jul 2015 #14
Very nice! bluesbassman Jul 2015 #15
I promised them ice cream. alfredo Jul 2015 #20
stunning, thank you. so close! oldandhappy Jul 2015 #23
Thanks alfredo Jul 2015 #24
Beautifully captured and no doubt a thousand times more work than one would imagine tomm2thumbs Jul 2015 #25
Thanks. Several things came together. First was good light, second was low wind. alfredo Jul 2015 #26
Great work 99% -- and great luck at 1% tomm2thumbs Jul 2015 #28
Beautiful pics! OldEurope Jul 2015 #29
Not sure, but regional names can confuse. alfredo Jul 2015 #30
So here you are: OldEurope Jul 2015 #31
So they probably were one species until after Africa and South America parted ways. alfredo Jul 2015 #32
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