Sunday, July 19, 2020

Animation: Couple of Eurasian Tree Sparrows

In a Thornless Crown of Thorns

A white building across the street from my porch serves as the background.

Late afternoon sun provides the lighting and makes the red flowers stand out.

birds, Eurasian Tree Sparrows, flowers, Japan, Okinawa

When it's steamy hot outdoors, I can sit in my kitchen and wait for these birds to show up.

The camera is mounted on a tripod and I do some rapid firing to capture the images.

The Cornell Lab, All About Birds, can tell you more about these sparrows.

The bright red flowers are natives of Madagascar where they're sort of endangered.

That's because of losing the natural habitat, tropical jungles. They grow well here.

Learn more about Thornless Crown of Thorn plants at World of Succulents.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Banana Spider Captures Cicada: Animation

Death to the Noisy Al Qaeda Bug

Early this morning (about 5 AM) I headed out with the camera. It would rain later today.

The plan was, to walk the dog, shoot some bird photos, and get home before 9 AM.

It's unbelievably hot these days, in Okinawa; like August arrived early.

A couple of bird photos were captured but, these bug images turned out to be my favorite.

These bugs, I like to call Al Qaeda, start screaming as the weather gets hot and muggy.

Some folks like the critters, I suppose. I wish spiders would eat them all.

If you like, learn more about these Cicada at Japan Today.

Joro Spider (Nephila clavata) or Banana Spiders may be seen throughout Asia.

LOL, today I learned they call this a Whore Spider in Japanese mythology!

Check out my source: Spider Identifications