Not much to say about this one. Just enjoy.
Bonus: Wrestling Wasps…Among Other Things
This is a kid-friendly site. Usually. Can’t remember what the flower is called.
Bonus: Skipper on Some Asters
I probably should have cropped out those few petals on the left side. Great tongue, though. And notice the photobomber incoming – out of focus in the foreground…
Bonus: Damselfly on a Nasty Looking Rose
Great bits of petal in the shot I guess. But the damselfly is fantastic. Seems to be the predominant color of ’em around here. And the copyright/URL matches.
Bonus: Of a Butterfly on an Agastache
The butterfly’s wings are really torn up – especially the left one. But the patterns and shapes and colors of this shot are great. And nature isn’t always about perfection. Sometimes it’s about doing the best you can with what you have. If I were a smarter man, I’d point out that there’s a lesson in there somewhere.
Bonus: Good Art?
Thread-waisted wasp in a riot of flowers. Its abdomen is that red/orange shape behind and to the left of it. Blends in with the flowers. Printed this one and it’s really stunning as wall art. Maybe nobody wants a wasp on the wall, but I think it’s compelling.
Bonus: Dragonfly on the Russian Sage
First dragonfly of the year for me! That Russian Sage again. Just a magnetic plant. Such a beautiful dragonfly, too.
Twofer in the Lavender
This was kind of interesting. Twisted around a good bit to see if I could get both faces in the focal plane. The butterfly is admittedly a bit behind, but both tongues seem to be in the right spot. Kind of a neat shot in the drizzle this afternoon.
Bonus: Quick Damselfly on the Porch Roses
That’s the location, not the variety. Cute little critter, too.
Bonus: Ladybug by Request
Been sitting on this one for a few days (not having found time to post it). But at the art festival last weekend, a woman asked if I had any prints of ladybugs. Didn’t have any on hand, but I did promise to post this shot (several others to be seen on this site by clicking on the “ladybug” tag). Fun one on the foliage of the California poppy.