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A grasshopper or locust. This was made long ago. I probably used close-up extension rings. Grasshoppers are easy to catch.
I was trimming some limbs in the back yard this spring and found this cicada first and then its dried larval husk of a shell. I think that it had just emerged because it didn't try to fly away. They were called 'dry flies' because of the shells which were pretty common in the country. The males make an unusual, but pleasant, sound that reminds me of my childhood in the country.
I took this butterfly photo long ago.
The next two photos were taken this spring in Arkansas. Several of the other butterfly photos were on this bush. This was a large fly; probably what we would call a horse fly. This photo shows it a little larger than life size.
Leaves from our hedge. Of course this is just a strip of the original photo. I think it might make a good banner background with white letters over it.
PAGE 2 - Crystal egg and Wooden Dove from Moscow, Tiny Harmonica, Crop Dusting Bi-plane, Pokeberries, 'White Water' and a Deformed Wild Daisy
PAGE 3 - Bugs: A Rare Combination - Mosquito on mating 'Walking Sticks,' Cicada, Grasshopper, Red Spider, Butterfly, and Green Leaves.
PAGE 4 - My fiancee in 1962 on the University of Arkansas campus. Fields of cows and wild flowers. A mole cricket. B&W photos of leaves, berries, and a dead tree in a pond.
PAGE 5 - Flowers, spider, bees, aphids, tree frog, cicada - Nature photos from the spring of 2002 and an old photo of posts on the beach at Galveston.