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:

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

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

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  3. Linda foto, parabéns.

    ABRAÇO
    http://campechefatosefotos.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great shot! Disgusting bugs, but great capture.

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  5. Lady bugs will gobble those up. Nice shot.

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

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

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  8. 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!

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

    Have a nice day,

    Greetings, Joop

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  19. Beautiful red for Ruby Tuesday!

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  20. Lovely capture!

    Have a great week ahead!

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  21. 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

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

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

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  24. 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.

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

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

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