Friday, January 16, 2009

Birds and Bugs

A few years ago we were having a good time at the beach. My daughter Rhonda bent over to get a better look at something in the sand and these two Florida Scrub Jays decided to use her as a perch. These birds are way too friendly. They are also protected. It's against the law to feed them or mess with them but people do all the time.

I love my birds and bugs. All nature really. It excites me to find a new bug to photograph. Many a time I've been on my belly or hands and knees to get a macro close-up of a minute (teeny-tiny) bug.
This next one is called a Leaffooted Bug. They are true bugs and come in all colors and sizes. This one is fairly large, about an inch maybe.

The next bug is really small. It's called a Rainbow Planthopper and is about a quarter inch long.

I could go on and on but I won't bore you. I'll leave you with a beautiful butterfly called an American Lady.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are all amazing and you should have joined our photo a day you would have put us all to shame!!