~Love On The Garden Refuse Bin~

As the temperatures rose this afternoon, then so did the passion, it was all happening on my parents garden refuse bin, I found quite a few of these Deuterosminthurus pallipes doing their courtship dance on the top of the bin, I imagine that they had been swept up with the garden waste and had escaped to the top of the bin. In the main image you can see the purple female courting with the yellow male, in this species the male and female can be either yellow or purple and sometimes there are a few slight colour variations, it was nice to photograph them on another coloured surface.


Also I'm still awake, went back to the park this afternoon, but did not photograph much as the sun had brought people out in their droves, it was too noisy for me, definitely prefer it at 4am LOL :o)



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Taken on June 10, 2012