My newest Photographer’s Assistant, Oblivion the Gander, standing at the ready.
It is the season for turtles to cross the road. This one is so tiny it looked like a mud clod or piece of gravel – except that it was shaped like a turtle! I helped it across the road, then lay down in the gravel to take its photo. Ricochet is a very helpful dog, so here he is offering to pick it up for me…
Insects often become aware of the photographer’s attention and either freeze or leave. This brightly colored little one froze, affording me the opportunity to take several shots.
Rarely does one threaten or attack. I don’t know why some people go into a panicked, jumping frenzy when they spot an insect less than a hundredth their size! With just a little quiet observation, a person can learn much.
It was a windy day. Many insects dropped out of trees, grabbing for any (hand)hold they could grasp.
The wind was buffeting this katydid, but it clung tenaciously, allowing me a few magical moments of shooting 🙂
The focus is disappointing, which I attribute to the windiness of the day. But one only gets a few takes before the insect gets nervous and leaves. Really, I wouldn’t eat it, but try getting it to believe that!
It sure is satisfying to see pure joy on the faces of young soccer players. Every move the kids made at a recent soccer camp expressed fun and love of the game.
I have wondered for some time why I haven’t seen snakes and tarantulas while out taking photographs.
I figure they are there and they hear me coming from a long way off. This one froze and hoped I (and the cat who was with me) would not notice her (or him?). I likewise froze, then slowly moved my camera up to my eye and snapped three photos before easing backward, away from the snake. The snake did not move. The cat, however, is definitely still a house cat; Lynx nearly sat on the snake’s tail!