πŸ¦‹ Backyard Swamp Tour 🌴 Clevia, Suriname πŸ¦—

in Insects Of The World β€’ last month

Bored out of my mind and nearly at the end of a 4th back-to-back government imposed weekend lockdown, I decided to tinker with my Canon SX530HS via a backyard swamp tour.

Also, I just recently became aware of the Insects Of The World Community, so I wanted to share some content with what is likely the new go-to place for insect posts on the Hive Blockchain.


🐜 LIFE IS EVERYWHERE 🌾

Β  Β  Β The graywater/rainwater runoff canal behind our house teams with insect life, and it is where my wife @Sreypov hones her insect photography skills, although I must admit she is more patient than me, and always gets the better shots because of it.

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Β  Β  Β Although not even close to a DSLR, I try to make the most of a camera with limited features, but macrophotography is nearly impossible with thing, so I get as close as I can. Some of the local grasses the sheep graze on caught my interest, so I zoomed in for a closer look, only to realize these simple plants can be quite beautiful close up.

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Β  Β  Β The backyard was recently cut down with a trimmer, so a lot of the insect life will be missing for the next week, but I still found some curiousities.

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Β  Β  Β The canal is host to many plants that escape the blade of trimmer, and these plants host a lot of dragonflies, especially the above flame-tailed pondhawk, which I caught right as the skies turned gray and rain forced me into the house for a bit.

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Β  Β  Β After a break in the rain, the sun came out and conditions were a little better for photography. I immediately stumbled upon this global skimmer, which is the record holder the longest migration distance of any insect. They also are capable of flying higher than any other dragonfly species.

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Β  Β  Β A flash of pink caught my eye, which I assume were some kind of tree frog eggs, because the blade of grass they were stuck to was not a strong one capable of supporting a big frog.

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Β  Β  Β They broken broomstick handle seemed to be a more popular place to stick eggs than the grass, and this thing was covered in eggs.

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Β  Β  Β After that I headed into the banana and plantain patch, where I found lots of wasps and bees busily doing what they do, keeping the world alive and functioning.

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Β  Β  Β The last cooperative subject I found was a resting Calodesma Collaris, which apparently has no common name. Thanks for entertaining my attempts at insect photography, life is always a work in progress.


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Beautiful shots! I love dragonflies!!!

Nature is all we need Justin! This is why I love photography! Although I live in Canada, I am struggling financially and my recipes are not making any money. I spent more for ingredients than I make, Also, we have longer winter here than spring and summer combine. However, going out with camera and taking photos of nature, is so healing and fulfilling. Try doing it more often. Especially being on HIVE platform where it will be appreciated and rewarded.

I tried post my photos on Shutterstock and I made $17 in one year, lol. And they don't even accept everything. They scrutinize every pixel!! Check it out. https://www.shutterstock.com/g/Lena+Novak

With my recipe blog I made $40 in one year........80 recipes!!!
https://lenasveganliving.ca/

And I am not spring chicken anymore, I am a grandmother on disability. However, I must keep going and trying on all platforms until I can. Life is not easy for most of us, no mater where we live. We just have to make the best of it and focus on what we can instead of what we cannot. but don't get me wrong, I do complain a lot, on the phone to my friend and she complains on the phone to me, lol. Oh well.

Sorry for this long comment, I just would like to let you know that I understand how you feel.

PS: I went trough emigration back in 90's

I wish you all the best, I am sure, it will work out πŸ’–

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Thanks for the kind words. It's so frustrating, and we don't really want to live in the USA, just want to visit for a month, but immigration is actually our best chance at going.

Yes, I think Hive can be profitable, enough to survive, but not in a wealthy developed country just yet. I am not sure what I will do for work if end up in the USA. I am still technically unqualified, and now I have 10 years of wok experience from Cambodia which is irrelevant. We really just want 4 matching passports from a rich country so we can transit airports freely. It's amazing that this goal will likely consume 10 years of our life by the time it's over, something I will never forgive world governments for.

Our youngest is already so done with this process, that she's already requested we give up on the USA and give Albania a try. Lots of love from all of us here in Suriname.!ENGAGE 125

I feel totally feel for you all Justin. I lost 7 years here in Canada and was here waiting without my daughters. When they finally arrived they were already teenagers!!! I am totally with you regarding the blame on world governments!!!

However, I wish I have advise for you, but all can say is that the solution will come. You just have to have a fait. But do not rush into anything that you may regret.

Sending you lots of blessings πŸ’šπŸ™πŸ’š

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oh well you have here a fairly extensive publication, yes the dragonflies are difficult to photograph they move a lot and the eggs seem to be snail, thanks for publishing in this community we hope to continue seeing your content here

It seems most people think the eggs might belong to snails. I am still keeping an eye on them to see what hatches. As we are not from Suriname, and there is so much biodiversity here, it is really challenging for to identify all the flora, fauna, and fungi.

I wish this community success and hope it becomes the go-to place for insect content on Hive. !ENGAGE 25

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I'm no photographer at all I just do selfies so I would say you guys are better than me with that

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Thanks, my wife is certainly more patient than me and willing to go to greater efforts to get the perfect shot. I like food photography because it doesn't try to escape from you. !ENGAGE 10

lol food can't escape from you either

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Interesting photos, I was thinking that they may also be eggs of a snail, they are quite similar.

It looks like snail is the community consensus, so I'm keeping a close eye on them to see what unfolds. Some newborn baby snail macro shots would be awesome to get. !ENGAGE 10

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Dragonflies are one of the beautiful species of insects, and it is recognized by the world. :) therefore dragonflies are one of the most targeted photo objects besides butterflies and other insect species. However, it is not easy to photograph them perfectly. It takes patience and of course also the nature (weather) that supports.

I've spent so many minutes and hours running around chasing those things. It's usually when you give up that they decide land on a plant and relax for a few seconds. !ENGAGE 35

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All the images are, good, personally I love to take photos, but the truth is I can't afford a good camera, but I would love to, with a good camera I can take good photos of places that I visit frequently,

I liked the photo of the spider eggs, and I have seen other eggs but not of that color, I love it, greetings to your whole family
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Even though I consider my camera very good, most of my friends laugh at it, calling it an entry level camera. I guess we all different realities. I am still unsure what the eggs are from, so I am trying to look at them everyday out of curiosity. Surely they are snail, frog, or some kind of large insect's eggs. !ENGAGE 30

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Thank you for visiting our community @justinparke.

ture to the swamp for a photography lover, it's a fun shooting location. all these insects look quite beautiful and we here always want to pay attention to the details of each species of insects that that you display..

Thank you. My greetings @deltasteem

Thanks @deltasteem, and wish you success with this new community.

@Sreypov has a knack for insect photography, but for me it's quite challenging. I am still working on finding a good app or website to help me identify species. I find that Google Lens is 80% accurate, but still looking for something better. !ENGAGE 30

You're welcome @ justinparke, here I keep the community together and try to share knowledge😁

and I also know your wife @sreypov ,, she also has great guesses in photography ..
Are you interested in getting better image quality using the main camera of the smartphone? πŸ˜‹
contact me at discord..😁😁

in a day spend a little time in the grass, it's fun πŸ˜‰

Pov has Discord, but she is still learning how to navigate. Perhaps I will have her join the Discord for IW. Give thanks.

πŸ˜€ ok.

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Dude really cool!! It’s not hard to get good pictures of insects, especially of the flight variety- dslr or not. Record holder on migration sounds wild! I was honestly expecting something different when I read swamp pictures haha. Looks like you got some cool life goin on around you!

For me insect shots are challenging. My camera doesn't seem to like close-up shots, so I often have to manually back away or move in, often scaring my subjects into flight. Definitely not a cypress swamp, but we are where the sea meets the river here, and the water table is a few inches under the surface.

Most of the time the backyard feels like walking on a wet sponge, and apparently there were some caimans in our canal last year, but we have yet to see in our backyard, and I hope it stays that way, for frisbee's sake at least. !ENGAGE 25

For me insect shots are challenging

You're definitely not alone. The amount of times I've finally gotten an insect in focus and then they take flight, or the fuckin wind moves them slightly..

Well, personally I find the idea of having caimans around kind of interesting, but I will agree with you that it's for the better for frisbee!

Ok, I have to admit I just did a little profile stalking of you because I didn't remember the name "Frisbee".. my sleuth skills failed me haha

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Interesting, I would have never guessed those are eggs🀣.

Thanks for sharing

I was sure they were eggs at first, but what kind, I have no idea. I initially thought tree frogs or some kind of insect, but the community seems to think they are snail eggs. There are many aquatic snails in the canal, so I think that makes sense. Only a suicidal tree frog would dare climb a pole in the middle of snake-infested waters. !ENGAGE 10

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Very interesting pictures ❀️
I like it 😊🀠

Thank you very much.

thanks for sharing!

Thank you for stopping by, I am trying to expand into various types of content.

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