Cricket & Newt

Just a quick pair from today. First up our friendly speckled bush cricket, still clinging to the same leaf as a week ago!

And down by the (garden) pond, a young newt ventures out of the water. If you look closely you can see the vestiges of its gills, soon to be fully absorbed.

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Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens.

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  1. Words August 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Erwin, thanks!

  2. SittingFox August 1, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    :up: I really must start paying attention to the pond here. It's many years since I've seen newts in it, though 🙁

  3. Words August 2, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    Adele, I don't do anything to our pond except watch it occasionally. They seem to like it that way. Fewer frogs this year, but otherwise it's fairly healthy (if a bit overcrowded with weed).

  4. gdare August 2, 2011 at 7:08 am #

    That cricket has probably found the best possible feeding place in your garden 😀

  5. Words August 2, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Darko, I guess so. I may go and check on him (her?) in a few minutes. :bug:

  6. Wulpen October 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Very nice