July 2016

Monterchi concert II

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Another shot from the evening of Neapolitan songs in the square at Monterchi, this one of another  young relative of Vittorio Perla accompanying him on her violin.

Canon G3X ISO6400 1/160 at f/5.6

Monterchi concert

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At the recent concert of Neapolitan songs we went to in Monterchi given by Vittorio Perla (see shot of a few days ago), this young lady, who I think was a granddaughter, entertained the crowd with her friend with a few dance moves.

Canon G3X ISO6400 1/160 at f/5.6

Camouflage

Male WDC spider

This male White Death Crab Spider (far smaller than the female – check the image of two days ago) is a master of camouflage. Look how close the colour of the  legs and cephalothorax are to the lavender stalks. He was considerably smaller too than the bees buzzing around the lavender, but he had every intention of lunching on one.

Canon EOS 100D with Canon 70-200mm F4 L IS lens with Canon 25mm tube ISO400 1/640 at f/8

Swallowtail butterfly

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An enthusiastic Swallowtail enjoying the lavender.

Canon EOS 100D with Canon 70-200mm f/4 lens and Canon 25mm tube ISO400 1/100 at f/11

Crab spider playing with her food

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Another shot of a White Death Crab Spider showing great dexterity in juggling her lunch

Canon EOS 100D with Canon 70-200mm f/4 lens and Canon 25mm tube ISO400 1/100 at f/8

Neapolitan Evening

Vittorio Perla

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European buzzard

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One of a pair of buzzards (hawks in the US, poiana in Italy) that swoop, glide, soar and hunt over and around us in Le Gupole. They call to each other frequently. wingspan is 113-128cm.

Canon G3X ISO400 1/1250 at f/8 220mm (600mm equiv)

Packed lunch

spider with take-away

All wrapped up and ready to roll. This spider has his day’s food all sorted.

Canon EOS100D with Canon 70-200mm F/4 L IS lens with Canon 25mm tube. ISO800 1/125 at f/8

Border towns

Monterchi

Two beautiful hill towns. Monterchi, Tuscany in the foreground with Citerna, Umbria above on the hilltop.

Canon G3X ISO200 1/400 at f/9

Nosebag time

nosebag

A bee gorging itself on lavender.

Canon EOS100D with Canon 70-200mm EF L IS zoom lens and Canon 25mm tube ISO200 1/500 at f/8