This week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge theme is all about a bug’s life.
Do bugs bug you?
I am tolerant of most bugs except black widows, ants, and cockroaches. In other words, I will go out of my way to save a hapless spider or insect that is trapped in the tub, or the random crane fly (they look like giant mosquitos) that gets stuck in the house.
I’m not alone in my thinking…
“I never kill insects. If I see ants or spiders in the room, I pick them up and take them outside. Karma is everything.”Holly Valance
My husband and I both love dragonflies. This one was at the end of its life and had flown onto the outdoor sofa at our delta campground. I took it inside and put it up onto the blind valance where it rested peacefully and beautifully until the end.
By now, you know I love shooting macros and close-ups, either with my camera or my Galaxy Note 10+.
Recently I took my dogs for an early morning walk and saw the bees buzzing around the neighbor’s lavender bush. Placing my phone carefully among the flowers, some bees still chased me a little as I hurriedly backed away, but I think I got a great shot!
In another nearby garden, the butterflies flitted happily among the colorful flowers.
I get inspiration from a lot of things around me – nature, hills, people, and even insects.Ruskin Bond
Here are some oldie-but-goody images of other insects I have captured with my lens.
Remember the molting dragonfly? I was truly transfixed by this moment and lucky to capture it all.
Recently, with my camera, I caught the lovely pink lady in the Sierra Foothills last June.
My last blog post about bugs was The Bugs of Summer, where I showed my image collection of some interesting bugs!
October’s Sunday Stills themes are available here!
What wonders of the insect world can you share? I can’t wait to see what sorts of bugs you like or would like to see eradicated from the planet. But keep this in mind…
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.Bill Vaughan
Until next time,
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