I had no idea there was such a creature. I stepped outside earlier this morning to take a break from the computer and noticed what was not unlike a hummingbird flitting around from flower to flower. But it’s speed just wasn’t quite fast enough. Oh, this creature could move much better than most insects, but just didn’t have that “zip-zip” of a hummingbird. Plus, it allowed me to get much closer than birds do – and that’s when I noticed the antennae. I definitely knew then that it wasn’t a hummingbird. I wanted some photos but did not come out with my camera. Luckily, it hung around long enough for me to run inside, grab my camera – and even change lens – and get a few fairly decent shots. More…
You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out,
you put your right foot in and shake it all about….
Credit: Austin Thomas
“Hey… dang kids spitting out their gum….”
Photographer: Christian Sasse
I am an amateur. No ifs, ands, or buts. I feel I have a better than average eye, but no where near professional. Although I LOVE wildlife, I have found I favor urban photography. I find people absolutely and utterly fascinating both from a sociological perspective as well as visual. So that is where most of my photography has been. I don’t have the patience for wildlife photography, I suppose. Having to wait sometimes for days, if not weeks or months for that perfect shot. Humph, then if I do finally get to see that critter, it’s out of my site, or partially out of site by the time I get my camera focused. I think I’ll stick to people and items that just don’t move that fast. Although I do enjoy macros photography, and there’s often plenty of time for me to focus. I just need a real macros lens…. Anyway….. More…
I hate it when people spit their gum out on the ground. Sheesh… use a trash can!
(NOTE: You really should click on the image to view in full size. Then click on it again to zoom in even more.) More…
I so want to do this!
I love how one eye is upside down, and they’re different colors.
A lot of creative fun can come out of this concept.
An entertaining and informative article from Scientific American. Here are a few of the more horrifying ways a beetle can kick the bug-et (oh, ouch) or agonizing arthropod annihilations. After seeing these photos and reading the deathly demise of a dragonfly done in by another dastardly demon (hey, I’m trying…), I don’t feel quite so bad when I accidentally step on a crunchy creepy-crawly now. At least it’s quicker and much less painful than some of these ways….
As I learned last year, besides honoring those loved ones who have passed, some participants choose to make political statements. Just so they meet the rules of the parade which one is no one may participate in the parade if they are not either wearing make-up or a skull mask.
This image is very appropriate for Halloween night’s parting shot.
Credit: Dorit Hockman Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
Dorit Hockman impressed the judges in the 2012 Graduate School of Life Sciences Image Competition
with this collection of black mastiff bat embryos.
Each shows a more advanced stage of development, with noticeably longer wings and larger ears.
I have been watching this spider live and grow right outside one of our windows under our 24/7 outdoor light. I first saw this Black and Yellow Garden Spider back in August (maybe a little before that??) and have since peek to check on it from time to time. Make sure she’s in the center of her web. It really has been fascinating. She’s close to twice as large now compared to back in August. I have not seen her pounce nor do anything cool like that with her meal. But she did relocate her home – and lost a leg.
But they should all at least make you smile.
Photo credits are completely unknown. These images were sent to me via email from a friend. I have seen a few of them roaming around the internet, but still do not know who took those either.
Reminds me of Escher’s work…
Image credit: Erik Johansson