On the way to work this morning I left early enough to catch the sun rising over the north fork of the Black Creek in Middleburg, Florida. I pass this area a lot but its usually later and the light is flat so it was a nice treat to finally catch it this way.
Growing up, people had cigarette breaks. Now they have phone breaks. Don’t know which one is worse….
I was lucky enough to witness the “Great American” 2017 Solar Eclipse in Orangeburg, South Carolina with my brother-in-law and a new friend. I only had my X Vario with a 70mm lens paired with a tripod and a Thousand Oaks solar filter.
On another note, I can’t believe there has not been a post since May! Gotta remedy that!
I don’t know why my office attracts bizarre insects, but I certainly enjoy it! This bugger is the Eastern Eyed Click Beetle (Alaus oculatus) and it makes this loud clicking sound as it hurls itself high into the air. I did not know this when meeting him in the warehouse as he did look intimidating, but think I’ll have to give it a go if he comes around again. The best thing about finding these bugs is learning something new about these amazing creatures, and getting to photograph them is pretty cool too 🙂
Don’t think they call this little fella the agreeable tiger moth (Spilosoma congrua) because it let me get this close to photograph it, but it is damn cool just the same.
My oldest daughter turns five in a few months, and this is truly one of the first pictures she willingly let me take. She is growing up quick (too fast sometime, too slow others) and it is hard to stop and catch the subtle changes that happen often, glad I have a ton of pictures to look back on as the years speed by. Time stand still, as Rush would sing it..
Two in one day? Yep. First time I have had to sit down and work on images in a while so you lucky people get a two-fer.
My best friend John drinking a locally-crafted First Magnitude ale at my favorite watering hole, the Gainesville House of Beer.