Thomas Blanchard Macro Nature Video

Thought everyone here would enjoy this short video. It has something for fans of all kinds of taxa, especially bugs and blooms.

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/06/n-uprising-thomas-blanchard/

You might get some street cred (is it trail cred for nature nerds?) if you can identify any of the species in the film, here and/or in the Vimeo comments. The peonies opulent bloom was great, since I’ve been watching them do the same in slow motion around my neighborhood!

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I have a major weak spot for peonies blooming…While I don’t have those totally amazing mantids at my place I do have tenodera sinensis who appropriately hangs out in my Chinese peonies :)

I would love to see those mantids in real life!

I can’t get past ‘true bugs’ and decide on a family for the red and black dinner of the mantis.

I definitely saw alstromeria, alium, lilies, also geranium species maybe and…

No cred for me :(

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Vanessa cardui? Or Vanessa atalanta? Definitely that genus though…

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agree that’s Vanessa!

What a cool video! I’m better at plants than critters. I recognized Phalaenopsis orchids (hybrids), alstroemeria, a couple of lillies, several compositae.

Quite an fascinating video. Colour temperature and lighting was impressive. Subject matter outstanding!