After doing it for so long, I find most of what I photograph these days is something I already have in my collection. However, once in a while, I come across something new.
Friday, June 12, 2009, I was wandering around the departure end of the airport runway when I began to hear a strange buzzing sound. I remembered the buzzing from my childhood, but this was the first time I heard it in central Oregon. As I attempted to track down where the sound was coming from, I began to realize there were more than one and they were above me in Juniper Trees.
Then at one tree, I looked up and silhouetted against the sky was the object of my search. It was an Okanagana bella. There it was, buzzing away, five feet above me. It has been years since I have seen a cicada of any type. It was a pleasing find for me.
Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters of all types. Go to the Meme homepage here and check out more entries. Then join the fun and let the world see your critters!