Monday, 29 October 2012

Macro on Monday - Guess What

gold star
One outright winner for a correct guess last week. Congratulations and the virtual gold star go to Glo who guessed it was a wasp. I will admit that it was far from easy to say what sort of winged insect it was.


It looks to me to be one of the many varieties of ichneumon wasp.
Amazing the size of the compound eyes compared with the rest of its body.

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iPhone with mini microscope attachment

My thanks to all who gave it a whirl and had a go.

On to a new Guess What.
Not a micro or macro shot this week but the whole object for a change:

A four second exposure

No prizes. Just for fun. Answer next week. All guesses will be kept hidden until then.

Goodness me how I do rabbit on. I though I was getting somewhere near the 1000 posts mark and a quick count shows the total is now 1013. How quickly four years have flashed by. To think that when I finally got the project off the Round Tuit pile I wondered what I would find to write about and how long the enthusiasm would last. Ah well, me thinks you will have to put up with my ramblings for a lot longer yet. Writing this blog and perusing the many informative and entertaining blogs out there is firmly entrenched as part of my daily, or at least weekly, routine.


  1. I'll plump for a pine cone.

  2. Four years? Well done John.

    I think the object is a pine cone on your turntable.

  3. Apologies if I have already commented on this John or maybe sent part of a comment, I got called away and am not sure if I finished the comment or not.

    I seem to have missed commenting on the last 'Macro on Monday' ......but would have been wrong anyway as I thought it might be a hoverfly! I think this week's must be a fir cone, well I hope it is :-)

    Many congratulations on your blog milestone and I definitely look forward to many more years of your interesting posts.

  4. A blur of pine cone, type unknown, its spinning to fast at 4 seconds for even me to tell.

  5. I never believed that anyone would ever be interested in what I grow on my veg patch either. Who'd've thunk it? Happy blogging John!

  6. Yay! A gold star. The spinning coniferous cone looks splendid on the round tuit. Congratulations on the number of postings you have done over the four year period, and happy to know you are carrying on...with your blog I mean ;)


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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