garden photography: clutching at straws

In April I’m looking for Macros or Close-ups in the Garden

(This month I want to see Macro photography or close-ups of anything you’d find in a garden –  so look out for unusual details) If you would like some tips then please visit the first post of the month.

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I spotted this little chap hanging onto some debris as I was clearing a part of the garden yesterday (yes I know I should be unpacking still, but it was too nice a day to stay indoors). I think he might be the “The Drinker Moth” caterpillar which would be kind of appropriate given my love of wine, but I am not 100% convinced so if you know then please tell me in a comment below.

If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules 🙂

  • Create your own post and title it AprilMacros in the Garden
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag “GardenChallenge” so everyone can find the posts easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in May.
  • Please visit the sites in the comments to see what others are posting.
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82 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    in the event that my pingback fails (and I would hate you to think I wasn’t getting involved!), here’s mine: https://suejudd.com/2016/04/11/april-macros-in-the-garden-2/

    1. Heyjude says:

      I was waiting very patiently Sue 😉

  2. Great macro Jude. He’s a hairy little guy!

    1. Heyjude says:

      he is indeed, and also very small, the photos make him look much bigger!

  3. Love this one Jude, macros can be so revealing 🙂 Lots happening here in the Cape as the plants revamp after a hot dry summer. Chuffed to have planted some new fynbos plants, including the endangered “Blushing Bride” and it’s in bud! http://wp.me/p1wyZM-1ab

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, thank you Liz for joining in with such beauties! Hope you get some winter rains.

      1. A nice challenge, Jude – there’s some interesting stuff out there. We’re hoping… dams are at 32%.

  4. Tish Farrell says:

    Definitely a well captured wee hairy beastie. In return, I’m giving you another web https://tishfarrell.com/2016/04/12/a-pattern-for-writers-safety-note-no-spiders-included/

    Stud walls building and beam exposing – definitely spurs to getting out in the garden. Good luck.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I can’t seem to resist the garden 🙂

  5. Such beautiful photos Jude….think I should definitely start taking part in these challenges. Now that I have moved I will hopefully have time again.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Moved? Where to now?

  6. YepThatSarah says:

    Neat caterpillar!

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