Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Well hello there, intruder

One of the things I love about photography is downloading a photo onto the computer, all the while, wondering what little surprises you'll find. When you are taking them, you only see a little 3" version of what your image will look like, so it's like a little treasure hunt when you open them full resolution the first time.

I am always so intrigued by the photo in the photo. Meaning: when you take the photo and after you get it back home, you realize there was something there that you never noticed when you took it.

Most frequently this is a macro for me. I'm up close and don't see that tiny itty bitty spider until i look at it the size of a billboard. Lately I've been noticing when I take some wildlife shots, there always seems to be some pesky bugs flying around the subject.

Yesterday, Gene and I were out watching the chickens (yes we are boring, why do you ask?) and as the sun was setting, I snapped some shots of the clouds, then noticed this single bird on a wire:


Get inside, download and think "what the heck is that black spot?" Open it full resolution and see this:


A dragonfly. Fixing to get ate by a bird.
I'm not sure why I find that so darned amusing. Maybe because I took it from about 50 yards away?

Anyway, speaking of birds on a wire, I added a scrapbook layout to my scrapbook blog with that very theme today! Go check it out.


gowestferalwoman said...

You grow them dragonflies big down there dont you...:o

I am waiting for the day when I can unpack my scrapbook stuff and then stare down all your scrapbook pages for ideas!!!

Lana said...

If you ever make it this way, we are totally scrapbooking together! lol

Kimberley said...

Oh my goodness that is too hilarious! I wouldn't have even noticed it unless you pointed it out!

LisaDay said...

That's funny. My grandfather once developed a photo to discover there was a moose in the bush.


Lana said...

LOL Lisa.. I should have made it a contest. Accidental photos of UFO's and Bigfoot. LOL.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh that IS a nice surprise! The surprises in my pictures rarely turn out so photo worthy. ;-)

Tracy said...

I thought my screen was dirty.

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