Perfect Match

Perfect matches in nature. These are mostly photos that have caught my eye because of colour matching but this first photo is about shape and pattern. This moth with its natural camo colours could be a mascot for the Air Force!

Big thank you to the photographers who have kindly allowed me to use their photos in this post. In most cases if you visit their original post you’ll be able to access a larger image than seen here.


Lime Hawkmoth (Mimas tiliae). Taken by Pete Hillman

“A resident species, common and widespread in the southern half of England up to Yorkshire.”  — Pete Hillman

From:  Lime Hawkmoth | June 3, 2017

Blog:   Pete Hillman’s Back Garden Moths


Young spotted katydid. Taken by Mark Berkery (Australia)

From:   Signs of Life  |   August 18, 2017

Blog:    Nature’s Place


Hoverfly or flower fly on black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA. Taken by Michael Q. Powell

From:  Not a Bee  |  August 15, 2017

Blog:   Mike Powell


Large White (Pieris brassicae). Taken by Simone Foedrowitz – Naturfotografie

From:  Fatale Folgen – Fatal consequences  |  June 9, 2017

Blog:   FotoHabitate

A photo by Boris  Smokrovic.

No caption provided but this appears to be a white-eye (silver-eye, wax-eye) on bottlebrush flower (Callistemon). Taken by Boris Smokrovic



No caption provided but appears to be a hummingbird and sedum flowers. Taken by Andrea Reiman.



Shield bug or stink bug on echinacea. Taken by Judith.

From:   Stripes and Bristles  |  July 23, 2017

Blog:   Beyond the Window Box


Black Swallowtail. Taken by Kathy Doremus (Atlanta, Georgia)

From:  Other Things With Wings  |   August 6, 2017

Blog:   Backyard Bird Nerd


Green heron on photographer’s pond. Taken by Danny Brown (Missouri, USA)

From:  Sweet Reflection  |  July 20, 2012

Blog:   Nature Frames



“And he was not moving. This spot has some old asphalt on the trail and maybe being in the shade it was cool.”  — Ted Jennings, Lowcountry, South Carolina, USA

From:  This is My Spot, Alligator  |  August 18, 2017



Posted by Exploring Colour (2017). All photos used with permission.



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  1. What a wonderful blog, Liz! 🙂 I really like the way you have brought together all these wonderful ife forms within their natural environments. Thank you for introducing me to some more fabulous photographers, too! I really admire Mark Berkery’s work, and have done for sometime, so great to see him featured here, too 🙂

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