Ruth Spigelman

Ruth Spigelman

British born and living on the east coast of Australia in New South Wales since 1997. An amateur but passionate naturalist with a life long curiosity for the natural world, sciences and the arts in all forms. Over the years, my interest has grown in entomology and arachnology, venom and native flora of Australia.
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    1. Comment on There's a scheme afoot 4 hrs ago
      Thanks! I thought 'how can I present one of the most commonly seen birds in a unique way?'. You want pigeons - Rome or Venice is your place to be, truly staggering numbers. I'm from the UK and they blow Trafalgar Square in London (famous for its pigeon population) out of the water.
    2. Comment on Marine Iguana 18 hrs ago
      Gojira lives. Surely Toho Co Ltd took inspiration here. Absolutely magnificent.
    3. Comment on Polyctor Skipper 18 hrs ago
      So very pretty in all its simplicity and subtlety. Wonderful little butterfly and beautifully shot here.
    4. Hi there Niel, this isn't E.transmarina. Looks to be Backobourkia sp.
    5. This First Nation community sure has some glorious country to their name. Great landscape shot Niel.
    6. Comment on Polka dot plant 3 days ago
      It's true to life as well Ferdy, I haven't added any saturation of colours. This is one of the more vibrant cultivars, there being a veritable smorgasbord available these days.
    7. Comment on King of the forest 3 days ago
      It's just so beautiful as you have captured it here, stepping in to the sun spot. Very special.
    8. Quite the opposite! This looks to me like an assassin bug nymph and it will be looking for some unsuspecting insect to pierce with its formidable dagger-like rostrum.
    9. Comment on Deinopis ravidus - Stick Spider 3 days ago
      D. ravida has a very similar appearance to D. subrufa and there is uncertainty that they are indeed separate species. However, I believe they are still listed as different species in Platnick's World Spider Catalogue.
    10. That's a great shot Ernst.