Friday, June 18, 2010

Bugs — it's that time of year.

Here are some of my favorite insect pictures that my husband and I have taken over the years. I'd tell you who of the two of us took which picture, but I honestly have no clue, except for this first shot — it was taken by my firefighter in his parents' back yard (if I remember correctly. And we all know how small the odds are that I've remembered correctly.) I've been having fun manipulating the pictures with our soon to expire Lightroom beta. If you want to see some really cool bug photographs, go check The Pioneer Woman's site.


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My homage to bugs, before I obliterate the ones lurking in my garage this weekend. :)

15 comments:

Cheryl D. said...

I hate bugs! But these pics are great! They actually look beautiful.

Shandell said...

I don't think I've ever seen pictures of insects that didn't give me the creeps. Great photos!

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

These are all incredible photos! You have one heck of a macro lens. I'm jealous. And you better have submitted these to PW's contest. I've submitted a couple, but no luck at being selected!

Oh, and yes apparently I was selected for the SITs potluck! I had no idea until this morning.

Fire Wife Katie said...

Thanks! :D Jen, I have submitted to the PW contests, but I've never been picked, either. :( I figure that since I'm putting so much time and effort into these shots anyway, I shouldn't let them just languish away on Flickr!

And my macro lens - it's the one redeeming quality of this non-DSLR camera. It's fantastic! In it's glory days, the "super macro" setting could focus on a speck of dust stuck to the lens.

Debbi said...

Great pictures! I've been enjoying all of the ones on The Pioneer Woman's page. Which one did you submit???

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. Your bugs are gorgeous! I hope that she picks one of your pictures as her favorite :) You did a fabulous job!

Too Much To Do So Little Time said...

First of all, thanks for the recent join to my blog followers! Just curious, how'd you find me? Be sure to sign my visitor log. I'd love to hear from you.

Secondly, BEAUTIFUL photos! The first thing I thought when I saw the first photo (without reading any text) was she needs to post this on Pioneer Woman's site. Then I read the text... I chuckled. You, too, are a PW fan. :)

Cristina said...

This just shows how bugs ought to be looked at -- in photographs only! Good luck with your war on the bugs!

The Vamp Tramp said...

Great pics. Seriously. I looked at 'em all. And I have a serious phobia of all insects.

Babes about Town said...

These photos are terrific. Reminds me of the film Metamorphosis - have you seen it? It's a French doc that goes deep into the heart of bug and plant life. It's really a hidden world. Thanks for posting, you make me want to grab my camera and go capture life outside.

Shannon said...

Stopping by from SITS...wow did you take those? Those are great close up shots, very clear and focused! Love northern CA, beautiful area!

Ratz said...

LOved the pictures..... beautiful

Sheila said...

These are amazing, tell me you sent them to PW!

jadenotjaded said...

Loved these pictures - what camera d'you use?

Good luck with the bug killing in the garage!!!

Emily said...

I love the bug photos - you and your hubby did awesome!!! I was excited last week to get a bug picture selected into PW group #5!

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