Decided to unwind (creatively) by walking around my yard to see if I could find another new insect. I was not disappointed. I thought this was a dead leaf on this white flower. I was taking photos of it to practice taking macro shots hand held. Needless to say I need to just use my tripod. I can’t be still. I zoomed in and realized this was not a dead leave but some insect with claw-like front legs. Would not budge even when I poked it with a pine needled. Searched on google and found this to be an Ambush bug, which the smaller, heavier-bodied cousin to the assassin bug. The ambush bug waits patiently for its prey to get close while the assassin seeks out their prey. Shot with my Nikon D300s, 1055mm lens.
At work we were asked to make an ornament for our tree that represented our job. I made this using a doll’s laptop and wrote silly, alternative lyrics for the song ” Blue Christmas”and printed them to look like the blue screen of death. Something I deal with regularly on my job. Sung from the point of view of one of my users while I am on vacation. 🙂
Blue Screen Christmas (Sung to tune of “Blue Christmas”)
I’m having a Blue Screen Christmas without you.
You warned me last week, I decided to doubt you.
Affirmations of backups, but none could be found.
I’ve lost all my data and now your not around.
And when those Blue Screens keep on flashing,
That’s when I know my computer is crashing.
Now I can’t do my work and I’m going berserk!
I’m having a Blue screen Christmas.
Used the Canon 6D and 50mm f/1.8.
Settings were 1/50s, f/2.2, ISO 400
My son received an olloclip for his IPhone recently. You know what that means. Mom has to try it out. This is some teeny tiny ants feeding on some Terro. I was hoping to catch a ring of ants around the Terro but they all went home after a long night of feasting. The olloclip macro lenses are pretty neat. This was the 15X lens. I cropped a little and sharpened a little.
Our chickens will be 4 soon and they have stopped laying for the most part. 😦 We love them, so we will keep them as pets. This one… I call her Prissy, always looked a little worn out as she is at the bottom of the pecking order. I think she ready for retirement! 😀 They have given us many eggs and deserve to enjoy the rest of their lives.
Just love this little girl. I was looking at her as she was looking at me. Her eyes started to slowly close. It was too cute to pass up. Shot with my Iphone6 imported into PhotoShop and applied Topaz Impression Monet. Have a good one!