Posts Tagged ‘insects’

I completely forgot that the Weekly Photo Challenge is taking a vacation this week.  (Who said that was okay?)  I hope this works instead.  🙂

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Walk with me, part 3

Posted: June 18, 2016 in Nature, Personal
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Over the river and through the woods… Well, over the prairie section and through the woods, to the Dupage River we go. On one side, the water piles up behind a dam/spillway, on the other, the river once again runs free. The heron, not spotted on this day, fishes on the wild side. I searched for the elusive frogs on the other side. Near the shore, I see a shot I like.

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There’s more to see than just flowers and birds, though.  Look carefully and you’ll spot some very small residents.  This one was obliging enough to sit long enough for me to focus and shoot.

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Shift my eyes (and camera) to the sky.  Quickly!  Got them.

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I didn’t notice at the time, but I think there might be some x-rated insect action going on here.  Hard to tell though.  We didn’t cover that in the high school sex ed section of health class I taught back in the day!  Just an aside about that.  It was always deadly silent when I passed out the books and not nearly many students willing to answer questions during that unit!

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One more section of the walk and we’ll have finished.  But there will always be other days.

Eye Spy“, this week’s theme, can be interpreted in a variety of ways, all of which I’m looking forward to seeing (with my eyes) throughout the week.  In this photo, the eye of the camera spied some visitors I hadn’t initially seen.  My eye saw through the eye of the camera and then also saw the eyes of the insect visitors, some of them sitting on or near what appears to be the eye of the sunflower.  The eyes have it!  Aye!

sunflower copyright janet m. webb 2013

dragonfly janet m. webb 2015

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One of the fascinating things about macro photography, the theme for this week’s Phoneography Challenge,  is the discovery of the unexpected in the photo.  Sometimes I notice it when focusing my phone, but often I don’t see it until later, when my photos have transferred to my iPad and are larger.  The unexpected in the case of flowers is generally a bug of some sort and even though bugs tend to…well…bug off if I get too close, they often end up as major features of the photo.  Here are some unexpected visitors I encountered recently on my walks through the park and around the small lake near our house.

Today I’m taking a break from all things French, but we plan to be on the route of today’s stage of the Tour de France, hopefully at the finish line area.  Perhaps you’ll spot us on TV if you’re a fan.  Back tomorrow with more from France.

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