tiny garden denizens
The hummingbirds don’t seem to visit our feeders when they’re stationed close to the house, so I don’t often get a chance to photograph one. This little cutie pie stayed motionless just long enough for me to get a couple of shots, and the light was perfect. (Maybe someday I’ll be able to afford an extremely long lens to shoot birds.)
Wandering around with a macro lens is always an adventure, as shown by this accidental capture of one of my worst enemies. These tiger mosquitos are particularly vicious biters; and usually I’m trying to kill them after they’ve drawn blood from my arms or ankles. I’m never safe when I go out in the morning. Today I was looking for a toad my mom found under the spearmint plant, but since I couldn’t find it I started shooting the tiny blossoms on the mint plant. My camera suddenly focused on this mini-monster and I snapped it.