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This selection is probably a better representation of my #2016favouritenine as opposed to #2016bestnine. Very difficult to choose, I have not had any real 'stand out' shots this year which is a shame. Thanks to everyone for a the 'likes' and especially the lovely comments I've had, it really does mean a great deal to get feedback and questions on my posts. Here's to getting through 2017 in one piece!! 👍#markhortonphotography
beardsandbugs
Autumn's over, all downhill from here. 🍁🍂🌨❄️Still got a few fungi pics in the locker to post yet though....
No bugs but a close up of a opening #echinacea flower. This pic has made it into the Top 10 of the RHS August photo comp #rhsphotocomp . You can vote for my image on their Facebook page if you like it! link in my bio to see the other in the Top 10, well worth a look.
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A quick play with the #prisma app. This is the original shot, a rare landscape #blackandwhite for me!
#2016bestnine - Interesting to see which images caught the eye most. Not my personal favourite nine for sure, might have to do one of those too....
A quick play with the #prisma app.
A quick play with the #prisma app. #kingscross station in #london #blackandwhite this is the original shot
A quick play with the #prisma app.
I've often found the tell-tale sign of this fungus, a blue piece of rotting wood on the woodland floor. This is the first time I've found the culprit, the #greenelfcup (one of two species, #chlorociboriaaeruginascens or #chlorociboriaaeruginesa). This stained wood was used for #tunbridgeware inlay work, as the stained wood held it's colour longer than dye. #fungi #fungus #toadstool #mushroom #inthewoods #fungiphotography #mushrooms #mushroomhunting #fungiforay #mycology #myphotocrowd #wexphoto #britains_talent #surreylife
November's#toadstool takeover of @beardsandbugs feed continues... 🍄🍄 Next up is the delightfully named #stinkingparasol #lepiotacristata #surreyheath #fungi #fungus #toadstool #mushroom #inthewoods #fungiphotography #mushrooms #mushroomhunting #fungiforay #mycology #
#dicyrtominasaundersi #globby going through it's pre-jump posture. This one was clambering across #frozen #snow which is no bother at all, thanks to the #antifreeze substances in it's blood like many other #collembola #globularspringtail #myphotocrowd #macroworld  #macroworld_tr #bugs_are_us #bbcspringwatch #macro_freaks #macro #macrophotography #earthcapture #britains_talent #tgif_insects #macroworld #macroclique #macrofreaks #insects_of_our_world #macrophotography #markhortonphotography
#waspspider #argiopebruennichi  wrapping a #grasshopper that jumped into the web mere seconds before. You can see the fluid at the place she injected the #venom. Not sure if that is the venom, grasshopper 'blood', or a bit of both. #butterflyconservation @savebutterflies  #wexphoto #myphotocrowd #macroworld  #macroworld_tr #bugs_are_us #bbcspringwatch #macro_freaks #macro #macrophotography #earthcapture #britains_talent #tgif_insects #macroworld #macroclique #macrofreaks #insects_of_our_world #macrophotography #green #markhortonphotography
The #eagleeyed among you may have spotted what looks like sand particles on the springtail in my last shot. I was surprised to see more organic shapes when I looked closer, and have learned since that they are in fact #nematodes hitching a ride, a process called #phoresis, a non harmful relationship between two species, much like a #pseudo scorpion grabbing onto a fly leg. ⚠️⚠️SWIPE to get a closer look!! ⚠️⚠️
This interaction between #europeanhornet#workers is called #mauling and establishes the hierarchy between individuals. This pair were tussling over the overripe banana I'd left out for the garden wildlife! #vespacrabro #hornet #hymenoptera #wexphoto #myphotocrowd  #macroworld_tr #bugs_are_us #bbcspringwatch #macro_freaks #macro #macrophotography #earthcapture #britains_talent #tgif_insects #macroworld #macroclique #macrofreaks #insects_of_our_world #macrophotography #green #markhortonphotography
A quick play with the #prisma app. #kingscross station in #london #blue #mood
Another couple of shots of the grisly group shots (see the previous shot in my feed for more detail) the Desmemoptera flies deserve their nickname, freeloader flies, as they wait for s crab spider like this one to make a catch for them. The behaviour is such that it has been discovered that some plants emit a scent mimicking that of a captured honeybee, to attract the flies for pollination.
Possibly the largest #eratigenaatrica I've ever seen! Enormous female hiding out in my mum's garage #arachnid #spider  #wexphoto #myphotocrowd #macroworld  #macroworld_tr #bugs_are_us #bbcspringwatch #macro_freaks #macro #macrophotography #earthcapture #britains_talent #tgif_insects #macroworld #macroclique #macrofreaks #insects_of_our_world #macrophotography #green #markhortonphotography
Been a challenge to keep this under my hat for a month or so, but I am extremely flattered to have got 5 images shortlisted in the BWPA competition this year. Now that all the winners have been informed, I think I'm safe to show these! #britishwildlifephotographyawards #wildlife #nature #macrophotography #macro #toadstool #mite #globby #ice #jumpingspider #waspspider #surrey #thursley #chobhamcommon #surreywildlifetrust #markhortonphotography
My most liked images of the last year’s posts. I’m absolutely gobsnacked to get 100,000 plus likes on my shots. Thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to give my work a few moments of their time. It’s very much appreciated. #bestof2017 #macrophotography #markhortonphotography #thatmacroguy #invertebrates #fungi #mushroom #toadstools #bees #solitarybee #globby #globularspringtail #dragonfly