I was excited to capture these two shots. It is like they knew I was having a rotten day yesterday and so they posed for me. Thanks little creatures, you make my day.
It is interesting once YOU capture something in photo, it becomes yours, and you start noticing things you have not before. I have noticed the beauty of dragon flies before, even commented on a blog recently about how beautiful their pictures were, but it was not until today when I looked at my pictures that I noticed just how large their eyes are. Photographers truly do see through different eyes. I am not in the class with the pros, I will never reach that point, but I am so excited for the eyes that I see through now.
I remember when as a child swimming and one of these horse flies would come around, we would scream “Horse Fly”! and everyone would splash and dive under the water.
One landed on the truck today and was able to get a picture close up.
If your foot, hand, or any body part never met the mound of a Georgia Fire Ant family, count yourself as blessed. These monsters bite, and their bites go in for the kill! They burn and itch, and then welt and fester up. One of the pestilences we deal with here in the deep south.
This was one of my first attempts. I was trying to get the little fly on the leaf.
I need to explain that I am the person notorious for cutting heads off in important shots. I finally started handing the camera to someone else. This is huge for me to attempt to take pictures. My Mother has loaned me her Canon Rebel XT camera to learn with and help with my healing.