I don’t know what kind of bug this is. It happened to see it while photographing some flowers in our yard. About half the size of my thumbnail, I would have missed it had it not been perched on some dried foliage. It’s color, contrasting against the dull brown, caught my eye.
I think it looks like the creation of some sci-fi movie maker – a futuristic, warrior bug clad with high-tech armour that can withstand any attack from earth’s conventional weapons. But don’t panic. Some unlikely hero will discover a weakness we can exploit to vanquish this foe and save the world. I’m sure peace and tranquility will be restored before you reach the bottom of that huge tub of buttered popcorn. Just sit back and enjoy the show.
You can get a closer look at this other-worldly menace by clicking on the photo.
It was my birthday (55) yesterday and when my wife asked me what I’d like to do, I told her I wanted to get outdoors and take a new photo of ourselves. I take a lot of pictures, but rarely capture both of us together.
We had an enjoyable afternoon, a fun time…and I’m pretty pleased with the result. Isn’t she a beauty! (Inside and out) I’m a blessed man!
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You know me. I’m a sucker for a sunrise…with a lighthouse…and a few clouds to add interest. The fishermen on the pier is the cherry on top.
The pier at Kewaunee, Wisconsin is a popular spot with fishermen during the fall salmon run. This was an early morning, the sun rising behind the Kewaunee lighthouse.
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The sun was fighting to peek through the clouds as it rose over Lake Michigan and the lighthouse and harbor of Algoma, Wisconsin.
The sharp lines extending from the bright sunlight was achieved by using a Star Filter on the camera lens. Because of the cloud cover, this scene was rather dark when I captured. That’s also why there is a lot of camera noise (that grainy look) after brightening it with photo software.
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