10/8/2011 – Highly Misc Nature Photos

Harkening back to the first week in October seems like an eternity but there’s nothing like a good photo to bring those memories a’flooding back. Yes, that was the week when we were finally subjected ultimately and completely to the authority of our wasp overlords.

From 2011-10-09

Before wasp domination though, we had the various trappings of the fall. The milkweeds were in their full ebullience.

From 2011-10-02

The butterflies were out sucking the last delicate drops of nectar from the fall flowers.

From 2011-10-02

As time goes on, I’m able to get increasingly terrifying close-ups of these guys.

From 2011-10-02
From 2011-10-02

And of course these armor-plated beastys still terrify me. Did I ever tell you about the time I disturbed the wasp’s next in the pump at the front door of grandpa’s house? Ugh.

From 2011-10-02

And of course it’s also construction season so sign, sign everywhere a sign. Damned humans. I will say though that this is one of the few photos I’ve ever taken where I was GLAD there was some dust on the lens. Interesting detail, I think.

From 2011-10-02

OK, so if you haven’t been to Holliday Park in Indy to see these titans hewn of stone then you most certainly should. Wonderful little spot and just oozing with “free”

From 2011-10-09

Summer is dead. Miss him. Miss him.

From 2011-10-09

OK, so THIS is why you bother to cart a tripod into the woods. 1.3 second exposure, best daddy long legs photo yet. These guys hate the sun but they WILL sit still.

From 2011-10-09

Yet another wheel bug.

From 2011-10-09

I bothered to drag this guy into the house for some extended time. Need better lighting equipment. That is to say, SOME lighting equipment.

From 2011-10-09
From 2011-10-09

And lastly, just playing around with some random items I found in the house.

From 2011-10-09
From 2011-10-09
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2 responses to “10/8/2011 – Highly Misc Nature Photos

  1. I like the varied viewpoint on your butterfly shots. Nicely done! What macro lens were you using?

    • Thanks! I certainly spend plenty of time chasing them around. 🙂

      Most of those aren’t macro but actually a long Tamron zoom at 270mm. It’s really tough to get close enough for a real macro.

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