Same time, last year: One shot and he was off!

19 07 2011

I posted this photo last year around this time. Michael and I are headed up to McKee-Beshers in Maryland to photograph the sunflower field this morning (otherwise, this gal would not be up and typing this early! 😉 I hope to capture a slew of new photos—stay tuned for the results.

Originally posted in July 2010

Unlike the Dogbane Beetle, who let me photograph him for almost 15 minutes, I got just one shot of this Cucumber Beetle before he was off to another sunflower. I wish I could have had time to add some ring flash light to add extra sharpness to his body, but the composition draws me in, so I’m giving myself a brownie point for that!

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19 07 2011
Steve Schwartzman

I’ve had experiences like yours, where I’ve managed to take just one picture before an insect has flown away. Even worse are the times when an insect or other animal has fled before I could get even one photograph. I recently had two frustrating events of that type on the same day:

http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/the-2-3-5-that-got-away/

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