Friday, October 30, 2009

Hunting in a Paddy Field

Walked to a nearby paddy field in the morning to release the Great Diving Beetle that I caught the night before. On the way to the field I caught some insects on camera. One of them was this small damselfly.
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It was pretty early when i reached there and there wasn't much creatures to be seen apart from some birds like kingfishers and herons. I released the diving beetle in a stream and walked on looking for other critters. I came across this blue dragonfly but it was pretty agile and so I couldn't really get close to it.
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Because of the back light my camera couldn't really get its colours properly. Just as I got to shoot its head, I shook a little as I pressed the shutter. Damn!
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The dragonfly left and so I continued walking around till I spotted this colourful butterfly, probably a Plain Tiger.
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While I was busy trying to get some good shots of the butterfly, i did not notice that something else had been aptured in one of the photos. Lets see if you can spot the hidden creature in this next shot. Comment if you spot it.
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Well that was all for the Paddy field visit that day. I did film a lot of birds wit my old Panasonic Video camera though.

3 comments:

Bluebottle said...

Oh! Looks like somesort of mantid!

Shawn said...

Yep! It is a mantis hiding under the leaf. Actually, when I was taking that shot I did not notice. Only yesterday while looking throught these photos did I spot the mantis.

Bluebottle said...

Hee hee!

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