my computer has a bug….
Filed under: animals, insects, nature, photography, wildlife | Tags: animals, bugs, insects, macro, nature, photography, silly
i don’t bungee jump.
or jump out of planes. i won’t even leave home without my driver’s license and at least 2 mobile phones.
my antithesis: the pentatomid.
he’s hard core, y’all. he sleeps with his legs clasping a cholla spine, it’s point aimed directly at his abdomen.
that’s Xtreme stinkbug action, people!
for a better shot of this wild and crazy balls to the wall, …click here.
Filed under: dogs | Tags: animals, assassin bug, beetles, bugs, friends, insects, nature, photography
i know what you’re thinking! you’re all like, “hey goodbear, it’s june already. where are all the creepy, adorable and intriguing insect shots you usually post in spring and summer months?”
well i’m so glad you asked. the answer has many parts: 1. i’ve been busy…and one thing i was busy with is buzzybeegirl‘s masters achievement! congrats buzzy! she’s going to update you all soon. 2. i’ve started a new nature blog and have been posting my sexier insect shots there. and trust me…i literally mean sexy. 3. well….actually you don’t need all the reasons you just want to see the critters.
ok, critter number one…a beetle:
i can’t tell you yet what kind of beetle he is, since there are more beetle species than there are excuses for not blogging on time. many, many more. but buzzy is going to check it out, and maybe some of our entomology friends will chime in, too. i think he’s a teensy scarab guy…but i’m delirious with thurst, so what do i know?
next, we have the assassin bug and his little aphid friend. (buzzy…is that an aphid? i don’t freakin’ know. it’s smaller than my confidence of identifying buggie.)
i know…the pictures suck. it was dark…windy…and the minibuggies were small!
if you get a minute, please send congrats to buzzy, who coasted through her defense. let us clarify…the reason she coasted through the actual defense is because she worked her ass off for years. the day of the defense was a forgone conclusion. she was cool, confident, and she rocked it. the committee meeting was almost a mere formality…but only because she worked so hard on her research and had such a great project and a few people who were devoted to supporting her.
so yay buzzy. and yay mini beetle.
Filed under: animals, bees, friends, insects, life, nature | Tags: animals, bees, bugs, education, friends, insects, life, nature
buzzybeegirl gave a stellar defense of her masters thesis today. and while we KNEW she would pass the interview with her committee, we were still anxious with how long it was taking.
APPARENTLY she was coasting through the q & a while we were sweating it out in the courtyard. her dear hubby dancing bee helped us kill time by getting permission from the currator to take us on an intimate tour of the insect collection!!!
see? they have pins.
and those were goodbear’s favorite bees!
what the? those legs are too long, ya freak show!
oh…now…those are pretty.
don’t be SCARubED…they’re just beetles!
so we loved the insect trays, then we found out buzzy got her masters. in the meantime…i ruined my new white shirt by spilling coffee TWICE! (dork) and…i used the rest of my day to get some ADORABLE dog photos i will show you on dogdaily photo soon!
Filed under: animals, insects, nature, photography | Tags: animals, bugs, fly, insects, macro, macro photography, nature, photography
7 to 10 business days ago m and i had a serious discussion about her purchasing a macro. she was going to buy it and i could borrow it every now and then.
well it’s here! we went outside and couldn’t find one live bug. i found this, though:
m took that shot.
here’s my shot:
we could only find a dead fly and a dead ant. cool!!! i want one so badly!!! a macro…not a dead fly.
i told her she should shoot her next wedding entirely with the macro. ha ha. that cracks me up everytime. (geek, i know) the whole ceremony she would be standing with her lens inches from the subjects! man, i’m making myself laugh.
do you guys want to chip in and buy me a macro? i still have to pay off my 20d and my flash. sheesh.
oh, ummm, i should be working now. gotta go!
Filed under: animals, dogs, insects, nature, pets | Tags: animals, bugs, dogs, farms, grasshoppers, insects, nature, pets
so, yeah, pickles has always loved insects. at the farm on saturday, she suddenly got very serious when she found the scads of grasshoppers hanging out on the greenhouse walls.
she’d get right up to them, nudge them with her nose. shove ’em along. but then one of the would jump up and out and she would spring back.
when she saw the chickens, she ran right up to them in their little fenced area. i thought, oh no…here comes the barking. but she was fine. no barking. and when i called her, she came right over, wagging.
i suspect if they had been out and scurrying around, it would have been another story….
Filed under: insects, nature, wildlife | Tags: animals, blue, bugs, grasshoppers, insects, nature, orange, pretty
hi everyone! if you want to see the coolest insect EVER, click here!
my friend buzzybeegirl found it the other day. even though she is an entomologist, she did NOT put a pin in it for her collection. she let it go.
i just think it is amazing something like this really exists in nature. please check it out. it’s so amazing…that even my mother thought it was interesting….and she is not easily impressed.
have a nice day all!