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Winning Photographs 2006

© Stuart MacLaren

Namibian Grasshopper, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

Namibian Grasshopper, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category
© Dale Sutton

Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, Libellula depressa, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, Libellula depressa, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Dale Sutton

Male early bumblebee in flight, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Male early bumblebee in flight, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Lynne Garner

Cinnabar moth caterpillar, Tyria jacobaeae, on Ragwort flowers, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Cinnabar moth caterpillar, Tyria jacobaeae, on Ragwort flowers, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© David Maitland

Bumblebee & poppies, Bombus terrestris, Wiltshire, UK, Second Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Bumblebee & poppies, Bombus terrestris, Wiltshire, UK, Second Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Mary Britton

Banded Baby, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition Foreign insect category

Banded Baby, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition Foreign insect category
© David Dixon

Small heath and robber fly, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Small heath and robber fly, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Alison Smorthwaite

Camouflage, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Camouflage, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Glyn McDonald

Painted Lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Painted Lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Nigel Widdows

Hover fly, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Hover fly, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Colin G Cook

Elegant Grasshopper Nymph, First Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

Elegant Grasshopper Nymph, First Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category
© Dale Sutton

Water Measurer with fly as prey, First Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition British Insect category

Water Measurer with fly as prey, First Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition British Insect category
© Paul Stevens

Red Underwing moth, Catocala nupta, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Red Underwing moth, Catocala nupta, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Jaqueline Ryan

Robber fly, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

Robber fly, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category
© Ian Smith

Red ant with eggs, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect competition

Red ant with eggs, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect competition
© David Maitland

Queen common wasp, Vespula germanica, resting on grape hyacinth after waking, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Queen common wasp, Vespula germanica, resting on grape hyacinth after waking, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Paul Stevens

Longhorn beetle (Strangalia maculata) mating, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Longhorn beetle (Strangalia maculata) mating, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Steve Baker

Brimstone butterfly, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Brimstone butterfly, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Paul Pearce

Seven spot ladybird on nettle, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Seven spot ladybird on nettle, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Rich Andrews

Baby buff-tip caterpillars at night, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Baby buff-tip caterpillars at night, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Heather Buckley

Mayfly on nettle, Highly Commended in 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Mayfly on nettle, Highly Commended in 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Ahmet Hukic

Fairy-horse, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

Fairy-horse, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category
© Bun Gilson

Explosion in a feather duster factor, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British Insect category

Explosion in a feather duster factor, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British Insect category
© Andrew Wright

Young grasshoppper, Highly commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Young grasshoppper, Highly commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Jaqueline Ryan

Lacewing, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

Lacewing, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category
© Peter White

Flesh fly portrait, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Flesh fly portrait, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Steve Baker

Banded demoiselle, Calopteryx splendens, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Banded demoiselle, Calopteryx splendens, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Hazlel Bulpitt

Bloody-nosed beetle, Timarcha tenebricosa, Commended NIW 2006 Photography Competition British insect category

Bloody-nosed beetle, Timarcha tenebricosa, Commended NIW 2006 Photography Competition British insect category
© Ed Phillips

Composition in yellow and red, Highly Commmended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Composition in yellow and red, Highly Commmended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Philip Ashman

Female Brown Hawker dragonfly Aeshna grandis, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Female Brown Hawker dragonfly Aeshna grandis, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Richard Garvey-Williams

Cicada - newly emerged adult with shed exoskeleton, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

Cicada - newly emerged adult with shed exoskeleton, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category
© Ben Browne

Spanish Flyer, Hummingbird hawk-moth, Macroglossum stellatarum, feeding, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

Spanish Flyer, Hummingbird hawk-moth, Macroglossum stellatarum, feeding, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category
© John Hallard

Ouch! Wasps and a fly on flower, Specially Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Ouch! Wasps and a fly on flower, Specially Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Rory Morrisey

Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, Libellula depressa, in the broad bean patch, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, Libellula depressa, in the broad bean patch, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category
© Richard S Saul

Grasshopper at Frasers Hill, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

Grasshopper at Frasers Hill, Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category
© Stuart MacLaren

Namibian Corn Cricket, Second Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

Namibian Corn Cricket, Second Prize 2006 NIW Photography Competition foreign insect category

Did you know?

Fleeting mayflies

Adult mayflies may live for only a few days and females of Dolania americana live for just a few minutes

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