Lot to learn
In reply to Nigel O:
Having been kindly pointed in the right direction ... here is my first Ladybird of this year sunning itself on Buddleia stem a couple of days ago ...
2013 photos & vids here
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Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
I spotted this rushing across a pond. Didn't really have the right lens on to photograph it but under the circumstances it's not a bad photo of a little Raft Spider (Dolomedes sp.), less than 1cm across. I tried to get it actually running across the surface but it was just too quick and it came out slightly out-of-focus
Had horrid vision of stuffed spiders then Gaynor! Lol
In reply to gaynorsl:
Staged a dramatic rescue today when I noticed this little critter swimming in a very large bucket of water ... scooped him/her out on my Marigold!!
Background of this pic is highly enlarged pattern on my rubber glove
Sooo tiny, had to take a pic against ruler for perspective ... must have been newly emerged as you can see spots developing
Popped onto Buddleia leaf to recover .... unfortunately I then found an adult in another bucket of water but quite unrevivable!
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