Sunday, July 3, 2011

Going Buggy - Macro/Mellow Yellow Monday/Ruby Tuesday

Click on the pic to enlarge...take a look at the bugs!


My neighbour's vine trails over the fence. It has beautiful blossoms. I noticed today that the usual abundant blooms are sparse, and many have turned brown, although it has just started flowering. Going in for a closer look, I found out why...it's infested with aphids,  visible upon closer inspection. Ewwwwwwwwww....

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30 comments:

Les... said...

its a different world down there, yet part of and parallel to our own - thanks for showing it to us *VBS*

Honey at 2805 said...

Nice picture, Karen, but those aphids can do some damage!

Henrique Colonese said...

Linda foto, parabéns.

ABRAÇO
http://campechefatosefotos.blogspot.com/

Teresa said...

Great shot! Disgusting bugs, but great capture.

Barbara said...

Lady bugs will gobble those up. Nice shot.

farmablefibres said...

Such a pretty plant, I hope it holds out against the bugs!

Jane said...

Great shot Karen but oh no! Aphids on such a beautiful plant.

Kim, USA said...

Oh my this insect are really a pest. This happened to my roses and peach tree but not with this kind of insect but ants. ^_^ This flower is very pretty!

Joop Zand said...

Wonderfull colors and sharpness.... nice macro picture karen.

Have a nice day,

Greetings, Joop

Kala said...

Great details of the petals and too bad about the aphids. Hopefully the plant can be sprayed to control these pests.

Мъх said...

Wonderfull, wonderfull colors!
Wish you a nice week:)

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

What a gorgeous bloom to be ruined by little critters! Get the spray!

Luna Miranda said...

great macro shot! this is a delightful flower...you can probably spray it with water diluted with salt.

Nikki . said...

I find that spraying the aphids with a solution of soapy water (dish washing liquid) works well for getting rid of aphids. It is a beautiful honeysuckle and they have such a glorious perfume.

Dimple said...

Nice shot, Karen. Aphids are a true pest, unless you're a ladybug!

DawnTreader said...

Oh yuck. I'm not sure I really want a closer look! ;)

Linda Makiej said...

marvelous macro shot!

Gattina said...

Sometimes it's better to be shortsighted, lol ! Macro shows every detail.

Woody said...

I'm all for nuking aphids, but if you're more eco-minded, lady bugs love munching on them.

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful red for Ruby Tuesday!

chubskulit said...

Lovely capture!

Have a great week ahead!

My garden haven said...

I agree with Woody, so suggest either salt water or lady bugs as a remedy to your neighbour.What is the name of that flower? Very exotic.
Rosie

Sivinden said...

A beautiful flower both in colour and shape! Aphids have a life too, but they should of course have chosen another plant;)

Eden said...

Great macro shot.

NatureFootstep said...

I know this one but don´t remember the name. Great macro photo. :)

Joelaindien said...

wouah !! really nice !

hip-chick said...

aphids are no fun. I hope they are not infesting your side of the fence. Sometimes a spray of dish soap and water helps to get rid of them.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Aphids can besuch destructive monsters! But the blooms in this photo still manage to look lovely for now!

chubskulit said...

That's pretty!

Jama said...

It's a gorgeous macro, too bad about the aphids though.