2005-04-30 - Alien Bug

I'm away for a few days so I'm leaving the photolog on auto-pilot... I've pre-programmed the next few photos so with any luck, they'll appear at their allotted time each day.

I'm not totally sure what this insect is but I think it might be some sort of dragon fly. It posed quite patiently while I tried to get some shots in the fading afternoon light with my old macro lens. Having no metering or auto-focus slows you down but in a lot of ways it is good because the shots count more and there is less chance of the insect being frightened away by the focus motor. Overall, I'm quite happy with this photo, despite the fuzzy / noisy appearance. The light was pretty low so I was pleased to get any sort of shot.


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