Saturday, October 30th, was a big event for Tore Bellis and me. It was the opening reception for two art exhibits at the Grand Theater in Lewisville, Texas. This is the first opening reception we’ve attended and it’s the first … Continue reading Opening Reception – Call of the Wild & Day of the Dead – Visual Art League of Lewisville
Antonio was enjoying a peaceful hike when he came upon a curious mound of rubbish…on legs! Continue reading Hiker Discovers Garbage Bug
I noticed a fuzz ball moving on a leaf. It wasn’t the breeze causing the movement. It was definitely moving on its own. As I looked closer, it looked like there could be bark on the moving fuzz ball… and are those dead bodies? But what is it? Continue reading A Hoarder in the Bug Community
A close-up look at the beauty of cicada wings. They resemble stained glass! Continue reading Cicada Wings
A couple days ago Oak Point Park in Plano experienced a heavy thunderstorm.
When I approached the debris-laden area, I was surprised to discover the number of critters hanging on for dear life. … Continue reading A flood and unexpected truces at Oak Point Park, Part 1
It was a windy day and the weeds were swaying. My subject had her eye(s) on me during the entire photoshoot. I had no expectation that I’d get a good shot – so I took dozens upon dozens. I wanted … Continue reading Let’s Eat!
Date: August 2019 Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Notes: I used a tripod for a steadier shot. More info on … Continue reading Harvestman, an arachnid who is not a spider
I happened to come across Jolene, the jewel beetle, during a hike in Arkansas. I placed her carefully on a leaf with the plan to have a funeral ceremony. My friend Tore handed me a larger rock to carry the … Continue reading Funeral for a Jewel in the Community
Date: March 9, 2019 Location: Dallas Arboretum Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Notes: I wish I had the behind the scenes shot. I spotted this … Continue reading Oh, the Paparazzi!
These are some of my best ladybug photos from the Dallas Arboretum. I didn’t expect the shot below to turn out, I was the hand model and photographer. Same photo, less cropped. Date: March 9, 2019 Location: Dallas Arboretum Camera: … Continue reading Ladybugs
Mona Monarch was in a fatal hit and run accident on October 29, 2018 at Olympic Circle. She was heading to Mexico for her winter vacation. In lieu of cut flower arrangements, family members have requested beautiful flowers be planted in Mona’s honor. Funeral arrangements donated by Grasshopper & Sons Funeral Home. Date: October 29, 2018 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Location: Dallas, TX Notes: As I pulled in to the parking lot at work, I noticed the butterfly at our circle drive. … Continue reading Mona Monarch
My friend Tore and I returned to Oak Point Park, one week after the Fish Tale / Great Flood. The plan was to observe the damage and cleanup operation. I also planned on documenting the dead fish in fields and … Continue reading A walk in the park with a butterfly
There was a brief moment when the rain paused long enough for my friend Tore and I to visit Oak Point Park. This park makes my list of top city parks because there’s always fun wildlife to observe with very … Continue reading A fish tale
What this photo doesn’t capture is the scale of the two subjects. The meal was very hard to see until I downloaded the photo! Date: September 9, 2018 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Location: Dallas Arboretum Continue reading Dinner is Served
Here are some highlights from today’s trip to the Dallas Arboretum. I didn’t have a tripod but to my relief, many photos turned out. Date: September 9, 2018 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 … Continue reading Busy Little Bee
I was digging through my archives for forgotten photos and found this fun shot. I think we can relate. (Imagine diving in to a gallon of ice cream). I cropped it for a better view – admittedly, it’s not the best quality photo but it’s still fun. This was way before I had Big Bertha or Rockalita Sunshine. (My Canon cameras). I also didn’t know how to use my camera. 😉 Camera: Sony DSC-H2 Location: I think my backyard. Date: September 2017 Continue reading Overzealous Bee
If you missed or have forgotten the story, click to read Part 1 and Part 2. Breaking News! Detective Solomon and his team have apprehended the individual responsible for killing 5 insects on Electronic Lane. Dr. Rip M 2Shreds … Continue reading Murder Mystery: Part 3
If you missed Part 1 or want to enjoy it again, click here. It was a rough weekend for the community. Family and friends gathered to bury not four, but five of their neighbors. The most recent loss was Beatrice … Continue reading Murder Mystery: Part 2