I’m posting in hopes that someone can identify the insect in this photo. I took this picture as I was entering a mall in my neighborhood a few days ago.
I was startled when I saw this bug on the front door because it was over 2 inches long and appeared to be able to bit or sting. In spite of the “danger” the photographer in me took over and I grabbed a few shots with my iPhone.
I guess I got too close because after I took this photograph it immediately flew away. After waving my arms wildly in self defense, I looked around to see where it had gone, but it was nowhere in sight.
I continued into the mall and thought that this was the end of my encounter with the mysterious insect.
Fifteen minutes later while I was talking to a clerk he pointed and asked “is that huge thing on your shoulder real!”
This big bug had been calmly sitting on my shoulder as I walked through the mall.
I was able to brush it away and it flew up into a light fixture.
I’m still amazed that I wasn’t stung or bitten.
If you know what type of insect this is and if it does in fact sting, please leave a comment.
I’m curios to know if I was ever in any danger.
This tree is not far from my house. I photographed it one morning on my way to work. The sky was blue, the sun was rising and there was mist on the ground.
I liked the way the scene looked in my viewfinder. I hope you like it too.
I have posted roses before, but I wanted to try something different. I took this close-up photo before the rose was in full bloom. At this stage they are not as pleasing to look at but I thought it would photograph well.
They bloomed beautifully, but unfortunately I did not get to take any more photos.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photo of the rosebud before the bloom.
I saw this twisted tree while I was in Delaware. I don’t know what kind it is, but I found it to be quite interesting to look at and photograph.
If anyone can identify it please leave a comment.
My company had an event this weekend in Cape May, NJ. After lunch I decided to go down to the beach with my camera to grab a few shots.
The sky had started to darken because of an impending storm and the surf was quite rough.
I watched the waves as they crashed into rocks for a few minutes. The dark sky made the scene appear almost black and white.
I got fairly close, set up my tripod and began shooting.
I converted these 2 photos to black and white in Photoshop because it seemed to match the mood.
Please let me know what you think.
Mr Bills Resturant is a Southern New Jersey landmark known for its large portions and delicious desserts. It is also famous for the 12 foot tall statue of Mr. Bill that looks a lot like Alfred E Newman.
I have passed it many times on my way to Atlantic City, but have never stopped.
Yesterday I decided to pull over and take take a photo. I have never eaten at Mr Bills, but I heard the food is very good. If any of my fellow bloggers have, please leave a comment.