Wild Westhampton

…nature in the Hamptons…

Archive for the ‘Creepy Crawlies’ Category

The Eyes of the Spider (Part II)

with 3 comments

Eye of the Spider

He was an especially tricky subject to shoot, as he was located on a wall. I must’ve looked particularly comical trying to get his photo, bendy and upside down.

Part I

The Eyes of the Spider (Part II)
03 May 2011
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

June 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

The Ant with the Dirt Clod

leave a comment »

Just to give you a sense of scale, the giant rock the ant is on is actually just a piece of gravel.

The Ant with the Dirt Clod
03 May 2011
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

June 1, 2011 at 10:00 am

The Dragonfly on the Antenna (Part III)

leave a comment »

The Dragonfly on the Antenna (Part III)
26 June 2010
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm

The Ants in the Dirt

with one comment

The Ants in the Dirt
03 May 2011
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 29, 2011 at 10:49 am

The Teeny Tiny Bug on the Clover

leave a comment »

Yup, that’s some kind of insect. Nope, I didn’t know that when I was taking the picture — I was just trying to test out the new lens on a bit of clover. I didn’t see the bug til I was looking at the images on the computer.

(Please note: with the use of the term “bug” I don’t mean to step on any entomologist’s toes. I am simply not well versed enough in insects to know whether this is a true bug or not. There’s a really great discussion that went down over at Myrmecos.net if you want to get into that sort of thing.

The Teeny Tiny Bug on the Clover
03 May 2011
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 28, 2011 at 10:52 am

The Eyes of the Spider

leave a comment »

I can’t be 100% sure, but I think this is a kind of jumping spider. Up close, I found him to be gorgeous, but alas, he didn’t feel the same about me. Or maybe it was my camera — he kept backing up, shy to the last.

The Eyes of the Spider
03 May 2011
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 27, 2011 at 10:49 am

The Darner on the Hydrangea (Part III)

leave a comment »

The Darner on the Hydrangea (Part III)
05 July 2010
Quiogue, NY