Five Eyes is a series I began last year and this is the first 2018 post. With Pete Hillman’s permission I’ve selected five photos from his blog, where eyes are a prominent feature in the photos.
NB: If you visit the original blog-posts (links provided), in most cases you can view more photos of the same animal and read more information, as well as viewing larger images than provided here.
Pete Hillman’s blog home is Pete Hillman’s Nature Photography
– Photographing the Beauty and Wonder of Staffordshire Wildlife and More –
Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)
Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans), rear garden pond, Staffordshire, England. July 2017 Here’s a link to the large-size view (you may need to click twice)
From: Ischnura elegans II | 09 July, 2017
Hornet (Vespa crabro)
Britain’s largest wasp, it is most distinctive with its brown and yellow colouration. The eyes are large and C-shaped, and they also have three simple eyes (ocelli) in the centre of their forehead between the main eyes. Length 20 to 30mm.
Photo from: There’s something in the woodshed | 24 Sept, 2017
Information from: Hornet | 30 Oct, 2016
Large Red Slug (Arion (Arion) rufus)
This was a beef and onion crisp, yes it was salted, and it could not get enough of it. It devoured the lot, and mopped up any remaining crumbs in one sitting.
September 2017, Staffordshire, England.
From: Who said slugs don’t like salt? | 08 Sept, 2017
Spotted Wolf Spider (Pardosa amentata)
It appears this female Spotted Wolf Spider (Pardosa amentata) with an egg sac, was keeping quite a close eye (or should I say ‘eight’ eyes) on me.
Rear garden, Staffordshire, England. June 2017.
From: I’ve only got eyes for you | 13 June, 2017
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Photo Below >> click on the photo twice to see Full-Size Version
(Really needs to be seen full-size for best view)
(…) We had quite a lot of Red Admirals (Vanessa atalanta) visit the garden this year, and this one landed on the asphalt roof of my shed one hot day. (…)
August 2017, Staffordshire, England.
From: Eye to eye with the red admiral | 26 Dec, 2017
Content selected and arranged by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018). All photos taken by Pete Hillman and used with permission.