Week 34 – Becky


Assassin Bug

These guys are everywhere.  I hear they have a nasty bite.  Looks like this one is missing part of its front leg.  Shot with my Olympus at a respectable distance.


Week 34 – Robin

WalkingStick One of our Florida insects. A female twostriped walkingstick. Anisomorpha buprestoides, also called devil’s riding horse, prairie alligator, stick bug, witch’s horse, devil’s darning needle, scorpion, and musk mare. LOL! This one was about 2.5 inches. Ick! They can spray stinky poison if disturbed. Nothing beautiful about this lady. 🙂

Canon 6D with EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS. Settings were 1/100 sec; f/5.6; ISO 160


Week 34 – Judy



How Tall Am I?

You know how parents keep track of their children’s growth by placing marks up a wall or doorway, well we keep track of how our frogs are growing by measuring them in our rain gauge….LOL! Actually, like Robin said, there is an abundance of frogs ever since we had all the rain from Irma. You find them everywhere!

Taken with my Olympus TG4 on microscope mode. Love that little point and shoot camera! Thanks for telling us about it, Robin!



Week 33 – Judy


Week 33

Wilted Sun

Yesterday, I participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. This is an event where photographers worldwide get together on the same day and pick an area to photograph. This year, there were over 900 walks, with 18,000 plus walkers worldwide. We had over 50 people show up for our photo walk in our Historic Downtown. This was a fading sunflower in a planter outside one of the many downtown shops. It was a fun event!

My settings were ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/40 sec at 200mm (70-300mm). Applied a low strength of Topaz Adjust 5’s Photo Pop filter.



Week 32 – Becky


Future Frog

The ditch in our front yard is full of water from all the rain.  Amazing how fast the tadpoles appeared.  I tried to take a photo of one with back legs but they would not cooperate. Put my Olympus TG-4 in the water on microscope mode.  Cropped and sharpened. Settings were f3.5, 1.100sec, iso800, and 10mm.