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grey_wonderer in photo_scavenger


This is was on my front gate when I came out one morning.  So, a lucky opportunity!


This one, I was attempting to get a good photo of the butterfly and didn't realize until later that
I had got a photo of a bee in the bargain!  It was a nice bonus.

Butter and bee


That first one is very creepy (but still a cool shot), and I love the second one. I'm very impressed by your twofer.
Thank you. That first one is on the creepy side. Such a strange life cycle that insects have. I'm always amazed that they get out of the shells without doing much damage to them.
The twofer was a bit surprise. When I took it, I didn't see the bee at all.
Wow, these are terrific shots! Is that the hatched cicada with her shell in the first picture? I've never seen any before, we don't have them.
That bee looks very determinated.
That is what I was wondering, too.

Edited at 2014-02-12 05:06 pm (UTC)
It is a newly hatched cicada. I was just lucky to be on my way out when it was on its way out. : )
That is indeed a cicada. I can never figure out how they get out of the shells and leave them so nearly in tact. It's a wonder.
Glad you enjoyed the photos.
The little honey bee was a complete surprise.
Perfect timing for both photos! I've never been lucky enough to see a cicada right after it's emerged from its shell. And that bee zooming in... talk about a perfect photo bomb!
That cicada was on my front gate. It really was just a completely lucky thing. I took that photo with my cell phone. I didn't think there would be time to get my camera. I've no idea how long they hang around once they come out.
The little honey bee did indeed do a perfect photo bomb! I really didn't notice the bee until I was looking through the photos later.
Those are great! I love the wee bee zooming in just in time.
Thank you! The little honey bee had very good timing. I think that is the only insect in flight that I've ever photographed and at the time, I had no idea I was getting that shot. I was so focused on the butterfly.
Very nice shots and good timing
Thank you. In both cases, timing really was everything.
What a beautiful picture of the butterfly.
Thank you! That butterfly hung around for several hours and I took way too many photos of it but it didn't seem to mind.
What great pics. I have never seen a cicada before, although I often heard them when I lived in Sydney. I love the bee zooming in the photo call.
I had seen a few cicada before this one but never one after it just emerged. I took that photo with my cell phone because I didn't want to miss out.
I love getting surprises when I review photos I've taken and the little bee was a complete surprise to me.
Great photos!
Thank you!
Both excellent shots