The neat thing about living where I do is that I am just minutes away from some very interesting places. We returned to Haymes Reservoir, about a 15-20 minute drive, this afternoon and spotted this mule deer doe grazing in a meadow to the side of the water.
Yet another one of my mistakes that I like better than my calculated shot. There was way too much light on this sunflower, but the more I looked at it, the more I liked its crisp airy appearance.
Now this subject I DIDN'T like! I call it 'creepy bug'. It was as big as a small bird and had spikes all over its legs. I fear strange bugs more than I fear bugs I actually know are dangerous. This bug terrified me but it also facinated me with its rich deep colors. It was all over the flowers like a mutant honey bee. It didn't seem to mind my camera but I played it safe and used my zoom lens.
My goal, once again, was to capture a picture of a dragonfly. And the dragonflies' goal, once again, was to tease and taunt me with their kamakaze fly bys. This was the only dragonfly that landed long enough for me to take a picture. I stealthily sneaked up on him through the reeds for this shot. Upon closer inspection it probably couldn't fly away if it wanted to. His wings on the right side were battered and torn.