Monthly Archives: September 2008

Kite Runner

Kite Runner
The cliffs at Hayle, Cornwall were ideal for some late afternoon kite flying.

Crab Spider (Misumena vatia)

Crab Spider (Misumena vatia)
Although it takes a few days, the crab spider can change it’s body colour to match it’s background. They can appear white (as above), yellow or green. They sometimes have two faint red lines running along the abdomen. Impressive little show offs.

Evening Glow

Evening Glow
Long exposure taken at Hayle, Cornwall.

Wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi)

Wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi)
It is thought that this species was introduced to this country from continental Europe. Its population was previously confined to the south coast but it seems to be spreading northwards. It has been recorded in this country since 1922 but it may have been here longer. Although it has been here since 1922, I saw my first in late Sept 2008.

Ood

Ood
The Ood are a humanoid species with coleoid tentacles on the lower portions of their faces. Mmmmmm Ood.

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
Some more late Sept Dragonfly action from Tyland Barn.

Latte

Latte
Shot in the same location as the world’s nicest brownie but this time showing the world’s nicest Latte. OK, maybe it wasn’t, but I don’t drink coffee so I wouldn’t know.

Tate St. Ives

Tate St. Ives
I didn’t enjoy the Tate St. Ives. Not enough (good) photography for my liking. The entrance hall is quite impressive though.

St. Ives

St. Ives
As quaint as I expected. Visit St. Ives. It is nice.

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Eating

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Eating
Sympetrum striolatum, or the Common Darter Dragonfly, seen at Tyland Barn on a glorious day in late September. He seemed quite oblivious to me and was happy to continue munching the fly he just caught. Dragonfliy mouths look funny when eating, though I guess most people will never see that.