Saturday, August 16, 2008

Camera Critter Meme #19

One of the best parts of wandering the high desert and photographing the wonderful world around me, is seeing nature in action.

During a recent trip through the Dry Canyon Trail in Redmond, Oregon, I was looking for the small critters which live on the plants of canyon. As I looked over one area, I spied a small, possible stingless bee which I was keeping an eye on for it to land somewhere.

Suddenly, a large blur flashed by and the bee was gone. But my eyes immediately picked up the blur and followed it a short distance away to an old Juniper twig, where the blur landed to enjoy its meal.

I walked over, crouched down a bit and began clicking off images.

So, for the nineteenth round of Misty's Camera Critter Meme, I'm proud to present, the wonderful, the beautiful, the exotic....Giant White-tailed Robber Fly.

14 comments:

Yen said...

Whoa! That's amazing shot you got there! Happy Saturday:)

ratmammy said...

wow, you were lucky to get that shot!

Kittilicious said...

Pretty lucky shot!

bobbie said...

Excellent picture. not necessarily a nice fly? Nature is what it is.

Misty Dawn said...

Yeah, you already know how I feel about this photo. I don't like it much, because...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!

Teena in Toronto said...

Wow! Great shot!

I played too ... come see my bald Chia kitty :)

fishing guy said...

Ash: That thing is amazing, I think I saw it in a sci-fi movie.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a strange looking insect! You managed to get a wonderful shot of it.

Have a wonderful weekend!
My Camera Critters Here and Here

Carletta said...

What a genuinely awesome photo!!

My hat's off to you Sir - great job!

i beati said...

obber for sure- excellent shot sandy

shutterhappyjenn said...

That is an interesting critter! I think this is the first time I see such!

I joined Camera Critters, too! HERE is where I posted my entry. Happy weekends!

Rambling Woods said...

Great insect shot. They are so hard to get...

babooshka said...

Now you see him! Whata a great catch.

Kelly said...

What a great shot that you've taken there! So clear! Well done!!