Saturday, March 19, 2011

Camera Critters #154

By this time in past years, I would be out trying to get nice images of various critters in the central Oregon area.

However, as I type this (Friday evening), the ground is covered with the wintry white stuff and it’s still falling.

I don’t mind, but sure wish it would warm up so I can go after the critters.

In those past years, I have gotten several photos that I really like.  The image below is one I have submitted to a number of photo contests with no result.  I guess few people see the humor I see in it.

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This Soldier Beetle, which I found at Lake Billy Chinook, north of me, spent several minute ‘playing’ around on the end of the twig.  I stood there watching and sometimes firing off images as he continued his antics.

When I looked at my images at home, this particular image caused me to burst out laughing.

Misty Dawn’s Camera Critter Meme is a great way see critters the world over. Go to the homepage here to see more. Then join the fun and add your own.

10 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Interesting critter, how small is it?

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Nice of him to just "hang out" while you took photos.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Misty Dawn said...

He was definitely putting on a show for you! I love how his color just pops against the background!

Snap said...

a little acrobat! love the color pop. happy critter day!

3rd Little Pig said...

great shot of a tiny critter!!!

Nessa said...

as bugs go, he's adorable!

ladyfi said...

The photo made me smile too! Love the way he's hanging onto the twig... Brilliant shot!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot

Dubster said...

the bug looks busy

BJ Roan said...

I think he is a daredevil critter. He's barely hanging on. Great find!