Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday Potpourri

I decided to do a insect potpourri of photos for today's post.

I am starting out with the dance of the water bugs. They are really some movers and shakers on the water. They are causes the wake with their movement. How many do you see? The little grasshopper was on a golf cart and he was so green with those yellow eyes I wanted a photo. He was about a 1/4" overall in length.
I loved my praying mantis this year. I had the one at home that stayed around until Fall. I captured this one in PA on the side of a building.
I love the way they keep their eyes right on your every movement.
This one had a withered front right leg and it didn't seem to stop him from getting around.
The Cicada was one of my favorite insect captures this year. I told my grand son I could hear it in a pine tree and he spotted it. I was able to get a lot of photos before it left.
Check out those eyes and the neat white underbelly.
This was given me by a friend of a Cicada emerging from its shell.
This was a special capture and was given to me because I had helped him and his friend while fishing.
I hope enjoyed some of the insects from this year.

23 comments:

Darla said...

My youngest and I were just looking at your insect photos, she said the Cicada leaving the shell ,"IS AWESOME!" I agree. Great photos here Fishing Guy..

George said...

You've managed to capture the beauty of the tiny things (insects) that most of us don't even notice. Thanks for sharing.

Shellmo said...

I have to say - I like your bugs! The green grasshopper was my favorite!

Stacey's Treasures said...

I think there are 10 water bugs in your picture.
My daughter used to play with the.
I picked one up & it stung me. I geuse I just don't have the touch!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yow--FG, One of my sons was really into bugs... NOT ME!!! You can keep those cicadas... We were hiking in the Smokies and those things were ALL over the place. YIPES!!!
Betsy

Luke Wiley said...

A great praying mantis!

Ms. Hays said...

Now that's alota bugs!!! Scary!!!

Shionge said...

I love your photos FG, your intriguing photographic skill but seeing the real insects would definitely freak me out LOLz :D

Kichu $ Chinnu | കിച്ചു $ ചിന്നു said...

kewl! the grasshopper fotos are really nice

Leedra said...

Another great series.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I remember when I was a kid, finding a cicada shell was a treasure.
And I thought a praying mantis was cool.

evlahos said...

those macros are remarkable. well done!!!

Paz said...

Awesome photo potpourri. I think I counted 8 waterbugs.

Paz

The Birdlady said...

Great post - I remember your praying mantis and cicada - good to see them again..

Mary said...

Nice bug shots! What a variety! I love the cicadae and the grasshopper shots.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A wonderful selection Tom. I especially like the Cicada yoour grandson found.

tipper said...

Love the water bugs-reminds me of being little and chasing them in the creek. More great close up pics that make me jealous-you are sooo talented!

imac said...

Great macro shots Fishing guy.

Carletta said...

Great shots FG! Next summer I'm going to go bug hunting. I didn't do it this year and you make it look fun.

Marie said...

Great insect potpourri of photos!

Dulcineia said...

So beautifull photos... you must be very sensitive to catch them! A generous sharing! A hug, from Lisbon!

Susie of Arabia said...

These shots really "bugged" me!!! Hard to believe that grasshopper is so tiny. And the cicada shots conjured up memories of Arizona for me - they are the sound of hot summer days there. Thanks!

The Tile Lady said...

Just awesome shots of these insects! You always do such great close-ups!

Marie