Tuesday, September 27, 2005


No, they aren't alien invaders. I pretty much have to shower in repellant in order to avoid being sucked dry by these blood thirsty mosquitoes.  Unfortunately Off for Outdoorsmen not only repels the mosquitoes but butterflies and dragonflies as well.  Needless to say I was thrilled with my shots yesterday.  By the way, that picture is about scaled to life.  When they swarm like that, they really do sound like a squadron of fighter planes. Its advisable to cover your nose when passing through a swarm like this.  I'm sure you can figure out why.

The only thing worse than hearing a mosquito buzzing around your head is hearing a mosquito buzzing around your head and then suddenly not hearing it anymore.  That drives me nuts!  When they are buzzing at least I know they are still flying.  They don't buzz when they are feeding.

Ugh!  Just looking at that picture makes me itchy.


rap4143 said...

Great capture....we have EEE problems in NH.

jlocorriere05 said...

Makes me itchy too!! I had to soak myself in insect repellant in Borneo. It was good to get out of the jungle and put on my Chanel again!! Great photos on your journal! Jeannette.

memes121 said...

Alfred Hitchcock would have loved that photo!

apratt9844 said...

 Thanks for the great journal. I always look for your pictures before I answer my letters. I hope you keep it up. Molly

psychfun said...

That is soooo AWESOME!

mzgoochi said...

Good Lord!!!!! They look like a fleet of bombers. LOL Amazing!
I wanted you to know that I sat here for half an hour waiting for this journal to finish loading so that I could leave you this comment Dorn. LMAO!!!


sepintx said...

The bloodsucking hoard!
I hear you about the OFF. It's one of things I never mention. I get bit all to pieces when I shoot. A lot of times I can't really swat much. I've got a bite on my ear lobe from this morning.

swibirun said...

This picture reminds me of those Off commercials from many many years ago where they had a man inside a tent full of mosquitos.....ewwww.


hestiahomeschool said...

What an incredible picture!!!!