Critters in the Garden


I enjoyed the critters in the garden the last time I went. There were lots of butterflies but they seemed to be an uncooperative lot – and were really skittish when I moved too where I could get a good picture without a lot of clutter.


There were lots of other little critters that were very interested in me so I had time to use a tripod.


When this critter wasn’t moving I couldn’t tell if it was facing to or fro as both ends looked the same. When he did move, he moved fast. I wonder if he can change direction without turning around. There were several of them and I don’t think they are friends of the garden because they had pretty much defoliated this tree.


They do seem to know how to work together – whether this is good or bad depends on perspective. Maybe today we need to keep our perspective focused on the good within us.

7 thoughts on “Critters in the Garden

    • This is a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 1:4-5.6 with vibration control. It is my favorite walk around camera because it is lighter than others. I also use a 50mm dedicated lens but to use that for macro can be a problem when with water lilies. 🙂 The 50mm takes very sharp photos and people have written that they prefer to crop – especially for city photography. Sometimes I do this with flowers. As I am aging I need lighter lenses and I use a tripod. I would like a 300-400mm lens for birds, but I’m not sure I would use it enough to warrant the cost. Let me know what you decide on.


  1. I had to look it up. The oleander caterpillar becomes the polka-dot wasp moth. The oleander caterpillar eats oleander leaves and becomes poisonous to birds, but stink bugs consider them a tasty snack.


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