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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2008, 11:38:11 PM »
Some road scenes.  The driving in Iran is probably amongst the worst in the world - certainly I would rather drive in Madrid, or round the Arc de Triomphe, in preference to a drive in Teheran.  Driving in the countryside is not much better.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2008, 10:10:53 AM »
Anthony

I promised something special for you - a Praying Mantis.  We also saw a Tarantula, but unfortunately did not manage to photograph it.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #47 on: May 31, 2008, 10:16:03 AM »
There were literally hundreds of these running/jumping around.  It came as some surprise to find them climbing trees.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #48 on: May 31, 2008, 10:31:08 AM »
Some more Iris acutiloba - I think ssp acutiloba.  These were magnificent plants found at 1500m.  The flowers were more than 11 cm tip to tip.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2008, 10:45:03 AM »
Now for some Iris meda.  Whereas in 2004 & 2005 the plants had flowers up 25cm high and in clumps worthy of a Forrest medal, this year clumps were much smaller and flowers only 10cms high.

Found at a number of sites in the NW of Iran - none were seen by us east of Teheran.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2008, 10:49:53 AM »
More Iris meda
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2008, 12:12:42 PM »
Arthur, these Iris are glorious...I love them all......just wish you had kept those bug shots to yourself!!I've come over all itchy for some reason ::) :o ;) ;) Just TOO many LEGS!
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2008, 12:42:34 PM »
Maggi

I agree about the bugs, but at least 2 Forumists love them.

Lots more flowers to come, some architecture and people - when I have the time.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2008, 12:53:48 PM »
I guess more than two forumists like the bugs, Arthur!  Super pictures, though... I do quite like to be able to see such detail without having to get up close and personal with the beasties! Colours on the grasshoppers are terrific.... long way from just being green, aren't they?
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2008, 01:02:31 PM »
Maggi

They are NOT grasshoppers - cannot remember what our resident entomologist called them.  He was also  wonderfully knowledgeable on butterflys - of which there were many and he and Bob Charman photographed them all (I managed to snap one they missed). 
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2008, 02:38:30 PM »
Wonderful series again, Arthur.
I'm very curious what's coming up next.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2008, 03:42:08 PM »
Art :) amazing, anticipating ancoming anslought angsiously 8) 8) :o :o
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2008, 06:44:15 PM »
Smashing pics Arthur but I share Maggi's view as far as the beasties are concerned.

Good alliteration Joakim, top marks ;D
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2008, 08:14:20 PM »
The mantis is an immature Empusa sp. The females never eat their partners. I don't recognise the bush crickets.
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Re: Iran 2008
« Reply #59 on: June 01, 2008, 03:28:59 PM »
Wonderful Iris Art ! Stunning pictures ! :o
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