I have been having a few days now where I’m not too inspired photographically. I have those every once in a while and I’m not too concerned, yet. I think it just makes it boring for my viewers here. I apologize for that. I have some “life” issues that I’m taking care of right now and the photography is kind of taking a back seat. That’s a shame as I really want to do photography now more than ever. I have been viewing more photos of other photographers for inspiration, looking at them in a different way and discovering what makes a photo “special”. Also, I have actually inspired myself when I think back on starting my 365 project. I thought for sure I would end up taking lots of lame photos just to get a daily shot. Of course there are some lame photos to be found here, that’s a natural. Hopefully by next year, I’ll be able to edit my shots from this year down to the best of the best and start a website where I’ll showcase only my top-notch work. Newcomers will be amazed at all of my great work and think that EVERY shot I take is amazing. On that site they won’t see all of the duds. Again, my apologies to frequent visitors here. 😉
With that, I bring you my 365 photo! I was going to use a photo of an orange lily that I took at my neighbors but I really didn’t want to because I already have had quite a few flower photos here. But if that was all I could find for the day that would have been fine. Until this cicada landed on my fence. I don’t normally take bug pictures since I don’t have the gear for it. A good macro lens and a few flash units are almost required to get really good insect photos. So, working with what I have, I mounted my DA 55-300 lens onto my Pentax K20D and snapped a few shots while it rested on my fence. The ugly little creature looks like its been beat around a few times. A tough bugs life that came to an end. Shortly after shooting this photo, while I was on my porch, a small brown bird swooped in and snatched it for a tasty snack. So I ended up taking the last photo of the poor little guy.
And the flower shot that came in second for the day: