Do you know what I’m doing? May 31, 2010October 10, 2011 / Ted C. MacRae Points for specificity, creativity, humor, etc. Copyright © Ted C. MacRae 2010 Email to a friend Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
24 thoughts on “Do you know what I’m doing?”
Shooting a raft spider/fishing spider?:D
Close! Well, wrong class.
Offering up a sacrifice to the Mosquito Gods in the hopes they will smile upon your future photographic endeavors?
It’s hard to tell which way the camera is pointing–could it be shooting upward at something clinging to that branch?
Thankfully too early in the season for mosquitos – and pointed to the water.
Getting a cramp?
This is correct!
You’re about to drop $3000 worth of gear into the water?
You don’t know how focused I was on preventing that. Actually, you probably do.
In an effort to photograph the shy and elusive Platypsyllus castoris (the ectoparasitic beetle of beavers), you put your shoulder to the supporting log of the beaver lodge and with one giant push gained access to the inside of nature’s wooden igloo! Of course you found your subject, who willingly posed for you after seeing the lengths you went through to get a good shot if it, and then with a smile and a quick thank you, you replaced the log and moved onto the next ridiculously-difficult-to-find beetle! Can’t wait to see the shots! 🙂
Well, this story may be better than the photos that you’re waiting for. I see Adrian has taught you well – grasshopper 🙂
You’ve forgotten the lesson taught in Beetle Collecting 101: Dress for Success and worn denim jeans into the field. This is obviously the spraddle legged stance of an entomologist who is chafing.
Hee hee – actually this photo was taken in early April, before the “annual birthday season opening bug collecting trip”, so denim is okay (kinda like wearing white before Easter, or is it after?). We were lucky to get temps in the 70s that day.
Taking a photo of the water that you’re about to be swimming in?
It looks more precarious than it was. Really!
It is the bioblitz splits!
Well, the photo was taken about 6 weeks ago, but I still like the phrase. Now to try to work it into conversation.
I know what it LOOKS like you are doing, nah…..
anyways…..you must be fixing to do EXACTLY what I did, give your camera a good washing in the creek.
Note to self: never, ever, never chase snakes on moss covered rocks…bad for camera, bad for posterior!
Ouch – lesson learned, I presume?
Paying for a Chiropractor?
I knew those pilates classes would come in handy some day 🙂
…sacrificing a flash that I would kill for to the Lady of the Water?
I hope she gave you a good photo for all your trouble. Or a cottonmouth.
Okay, I’m impressed – you can’t find the bugs I’m taking pictures of, but you can tell what flash unit I’m using. A true photographer.
I’ve been collecting beetles all morning. I’m sure this is where I put the beer so it would be cold.