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Snug as a bug in a…flower — 39 Comments

  1. OH MY GOODNESS……OK Mary, will ya publish a book, PLEASE? The wonders of the desert. You must. That view of the mountains facing the sunset, and TORREY! But that bug, MR. BUG, if you please, will never,ever understand that he had a moment in front of your camera! He is a star! teeeeheheeee….that is such a great shot of him, and you have shown us the personality of a bug. How cute of him to make his cozy spot in that flower. See, this is what most of us are missing, the micro-moments of nature that inspire.

    I love him. And I’m usually not a bug person, but his face, his almost inquisitive look of, “What is this big, black eye doing, looking at me?”

    Fabulous. Poetry in nature photography at its best. Anita

    • Anita, you make my day with your wonderful comments!! Always!! I love that you have such enthusiasm for my photos, life, and just my little blog in general. I have made a photo book on Blurb. It was quite simple, so maybe I will do another. But…..if I do…..you must provide some words to go with some of the photos.

      • Good morning Mary! I just saw your reply and YES! If you ever made another book, how I’d LOVE to add some words! Truly, you have an art here that would make the most gorgeous get-away book…a book to open and jump into and dream. Let me know when you’d be ready! Anita

  2. The bug shots are cool, what a neat sight! And Torrey is adorable! Your sky shots are awesome, beautiful colors and lighting.

  3. I’ve seen that orange “Bug Bag” on-line at Camp 7. It’s supposed to be good down to – 20 degrees. I think it comes in blue, too. Great shooting!

  4. Those bug photos were an AMAZING series, Mary! I would think it’s among the rarest series a person could see, and you captured it so beautifully. Just the right focus in just the right area. I had no idea bugs used closed flowers as sleeping bags! There are just so many captions that can be put with that series, it’s really outstanding. The photo of Torrey is gorgeous.
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  5. YOU CERTAINLY GOT THE BUZZ CUTENESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR. PERFECT PHOTO . WHEN YOU SAY SHOOTING IN THIRDS DO YOU MEAN THE GOLDEN MEAN? I remember LEARNING THAT FOR ART. NATURE USES IT I WAS TOLD WITH ALL HER FABULOUS DESIGNS. I WISH I HAD A T-SHIRT OR SWEATSHIRT WITH SOME OF YOUR PHOTOS PRINTED ON THEM. I COULD ADVERTIZE YOUR PHOTOS THAT WAY. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

  6. Love those photos of that little bug:) Yes, that was probably a once in a life time photo shoot.

    The sun has been doing some really interesting things on the mountains here in Naco, also. So many gorgeous views:)
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  7. Okay not a bug but a bee! If you want, can you tell mom what lens you used or how far/close you were? Those are amazing pictures for sure. Also the landscape colors are so unreal I hope no on thinks they are Photoshopped as they are just too beautiful believe. Love Dolly
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    • I was as close as as my camera would allow me to get, and still focus. So pretty close. I was using my 18-55mm lens. It’s a good everyday, walking around lens. And I couldn’t make up the colors that were in the sky that night.

  8. What a truly special thing to see, the bug wrapped up in the petals of the flower!
    Gorgeous golden light on the mountains and in the sky.

  9. Lots of cool photography here! That little bug was amazing. The flower was closing around him. Great job of capturing it!

    The rule of thirds – I love that Torrey photo. My husband always asks me – Why don’t you always put the subject in the middle of the frame? I’ve tried to explain again and again…

    Last, that sunset – wow! I like the butte with the golden light glowing on it most of all!
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