1-0 to the little guy…

Posted: July 18, 2013 in Japan
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Having lived in the countryside back home & growing up on a farm, I’ve always been surrounded by nature and always had an interest in it. So, coming to a foreign place with a different climate and flora & fauna, some what intrigues me. I have been thinking for a while that a post on some of the critter’s here that surround me at Aichi-en would be a good idea. Recently in my free time I have been trying my best to take some pictures of said subject. It seems to be a tough job though. My feeling is it is a harsh place to survive and is a bit dog eat dog here because nothing seems to stops still for very long, if at all. Having said that I have managed to get some decent pic’s.

Now referring to the title…

I was fortunate enough (whilst pottering around with the camera) to meet a couple of guys having a tussle.

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As I crept closer (to get some better pictures), I disturbed them I think and brought their match to a premature end.

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The Victor (or at least for now)!

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He was tuckered right out (poor fella) and happy for me to get a nice photo of him.
It was nice to see the little guy win and it backed up a theory of mine. I noticed before that these little lizard’s seem to have their own territory round the nursery and I normally disturb them with the hose watering the tree’s here (cold water obviously isn’t for them, haha). Knowing that I guessed that they fight for the best spots and this only confirmed it.

Here’s some other creatures that stopped still long enough for me few snaps of.

A nice orange coloured butterfly that unfortunately wouldn’t play ball and open its wings whilst still but, you can see a glimpse of it in the first photo.
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A nice blue dragonfly I think it must have been about 3 inches/7.5cm long in body length.

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A cicada. These seem particularly flighty and make a hell of a racket mostly in the morning and evening. I felt really fortunate to get such a good picture of it considering how jumpy they are. A very beautiful insect.

For an idea of scale the piece of wood is 4cm wide.

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A type of wasp chewing on the wood to build a nest somewhere. They have long dangly front legs when they fly which looks very strange.

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There’s some others I’d like to get some photo’s of but, that’s all for now.

Thanks for reading.

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Comments
  1. Fab! I’ve always been a lover of nature. cheers, dan

  2. John trott says:

    Are you looking to fill David Attenborough’s shoes when he finally calls it a day!

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