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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Few Local Critters

I actually thought there would be more opportunities for some types of pictures here. I know there it's just that they've not come my way. It is the dry season and it is dry. I have seen one species of toucan's once. Fleeting glimpses of a gecko. These sound like a bird at night. The ones I've been around made no noise. Butterfly's and dragonfly's have not even given me a chance to turn the camera on.

Fleeting glimpses of small lizards. Did see that huge garrobo and the little one here at the place. The only reason I got these two pictures is that this bird allows you to get fairly close like 20'. Other than that my camera has a tough time. This is the same bird in both pictures. In most light conditions it is very intense blue.


The local type of land snail.

This is a termite nest and there are a few around. They are built in trees but not far from the ground. The termites are small maybe a 1/4" long or so.


One of the resident kitty's hopefully laying in wait.

Some pretty intense color here and he was easy to see. Not quite a 1/2" long.



There are leaf cutter ants not far away. Something new to me and I find it interesting to see little pieces of green moving along the ground from say 10-15' away.

You need to stop and begin observing the ground. Eventually you will see one and then you bedin to see more and more.

I've taken a number of pictures over two days. This is the best of the bunch. It was the very first one. The rest are throw aways.  


10 comments:

  1. Very colorful bug... I think most of the bugs in Ks are brown and black, at least that's all I've seen...but I don't get close enough.

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  2. It can be hard much of the time. I do have a pretty good picture of a dead dragonfly though and a dead big black tarantula type spider. Not worth much.

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  3. While pursuing these pictures was getting bit by tiny gnat like thingies. Wore pants the first time in. There are trails being made here. Luckily the bites only resulted in a few tiny red spots. Taking a hike tomorrow from here down into a fairly major drainage and with pants.

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  4. Wow even the bugs are colorful! Very cool and yes, amazing what you start to see looking down isn't it.

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    1. No matter where you are at you have to stop and sit maybe and observe and listen. You know that too.

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  5. The beautiful bird is a blue-crowned mot-mot. We saw one of those when we were in Costa Rica too. Gorgeous!

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  6. Seems like in the tropics everything is full of color!

    Linda
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  7. The bird is beautiful. I have seen the termite nest they are amazing. The colorful insect is a pretty find. Great shots! I did enjoy your bird photos enlarged.

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