Category Archives: Nature Photography

Predator & Prey

Predator and Prey

Predator & Prey

I spent Sunday evening entertained my this insect cat and mouse game in our front flower garden. After watching grasshoppers dine on my wife’s flower pots I was quietly encouraging my resident pest controller to do it’s job. After jockeying for position it struck with the blink of an eye…and missed. It just proves that the predator’s life owns no guarantees.

Insect Cat & Mouse

Insect Cat and Mouse

Missed!

I guess you could say this is a Friday Friend and Foe Post.

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Wonder on Display

TLC Sunrise

But God made the earth by his power;
    he founded the world by his wisdom
    and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar;
    he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightning with the rain
    and brings out the wind from his storehouses. Jeremiah 10:12-13 NIV

Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

– Isaac Watts (Hymn: “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”)

Another Sunday Scene

A Wasp of Texture

Mason Wasp

This weeks WPC is Texture. Texture overload is built into this little creation, not to mention the variations provided by the Rattlesnake Master Flower its pollinating. Each segment comes with it’s own sensory appeal. Click for the fuller view!

The Eyes Have It

My Friday Friends have great eyes. Whether by the pond, in the woods, or along the prairie, some great sets of eyes are on you! Click on an image for the best view.

Competition – Southern Spreadwing

Competition - Southern Spreadwing

Southern Spreadwings in Competition

The mating process of Damselflies and Dragonflies is fascinating theater if you pause to just watch for awhile. It also varies from specie to specie and can be quite violent. I’ll leave any explanations to the experts. This pair is about to be broken up, but eventually the female will oviposit into the lush vegetation available.

I’ve only seen this damselfly in the warmth of the harsh light of mid-day sun. Its been a challenge to me to get the  photo right. There’s plenty of room for improvement, but I’ve learned a lot more about Lightroom photo processing!

This weeks Friday Friends.