Bandwidth Frittering and Shutterbuggery by Jay Lee



We went for a walk on Saturday down by the bayou just to get out and get a little excercise. Of course I had the camera in tow. Not a lot of photo opportunities, but Cynthia spotted this guy on a flower no bigger than a pinky fingernail. I’m stiff today from squatting down and trying to hold the camera still as the wind blew my subject to and fro.

It looks very much like a Crane Fly (aka Mosquito Hawk) which we see all the time in and around the house. But this guy is much smaller and has a probiscus rather than mandibles. My guess is he’s either a juvenile Elephant Mosquito or just a plane old male mosquito.

This pic remonds me of the album cover of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds

On a side note, there’s a 30th anniversary tour in the works which (sadly) doesn’t look like it will make it here to the U.S.

This shot was done with a flash from above.




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5 thoughts on “BUG

  1. Yep male mosquitos dont suck blood. They feast off of flower and fruit nectar. Doesn’t make me like them anymore though.

  2. awesome photos….

    And that album was one of my favs when I was a kid….I need to get a copy of it again…

  3. Saw my first mosquito of 2009 the other day. If we’re supposedly dry and in need of rain, why are these suckers around?

    I bought War of the Worlds when I was in high school, and I still have it. Sadly, as of about a year ago, I can no longer say the same about a turntable.

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