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.
St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal in Savannah. I guess they need all the potatoes they can get for the festivities. Not sure why they are holding the Steeler’s victory gnome hostage, but I am not in the know on these matters…
After a night of chasing ghosts, Emily (about a year old at the time) woke up early so I decided we should go on walkabout to see how Savannah transforms from the most haunted city in America to an enthralling architectural and historic beauty. This photo of St. John’s Episcopal Church captures a little of both as the golden light of morning pushes away dark shadows hiding vengeful ghosts. Shot on Fuji Provia 400X film (sadly discontinued in 2013).
…or an alien space pod? It is rosary pea (Abrus precatorius) to my best knowledge. As cool as this pod looks, the seeds of the rosary pea are actually more toxic than the infamous ricin. Paired with the fact it is an invasive exotic species here in Florida and you really have a deadly (non-space) invader.