Showcase your insects
(Click on the photo to see what it looked like through the viewfinder)
The photo acquisition goes something like this:
I pinned back a couple of small twigs that were interfering with a nice shot of an active wasp nest. I nicely positioned my camera on my monopod for an interesting shot. I then kneeled down and looked through the viewfinder.
To my surprise, they were all looking my way, except for a few buzzing around. One, and only one, quick photo and I decided that discretion was in order, not valor.
As I slowly backed up and hastily departed, I heard them say.
"After that bright light, when I can see, let's get him."
"Yeah, let's put red knots on his head."
"Let's see how fast this one can run."
"Some of them yell and throw down that black thing before they run."
"I can see now. Where did he go?"
"Oh well, back to tending the larvae. It's too hot to chase him very far today. Anyway, did I tell you about the time that I stampeded the Buffalo in the next pasture over?"
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These odd posts all started over at Katney's.
Troy and Martha