Front Porch Visitor

This is the second black widow spider I’ve found on the front porch recently. Both were dead when I found them. Hubby thinks the black wasps that also hang out around the porch are preying on the spiders and that maybe they dropped this one. Great. A wasp may fly over me, lose its grip, dumping something poisonous and not-quite-dead on my head.

It’s always something . . .

Black Widow Spider, dead on the porch

Photography Homework, Considered

Here are some of the photographs that I considered submitting as my homework for my third photography class.

Madison, a baby, looking off in the distance

Madison looking towards the park

A hummingbird sitting on a wire fence

On the fence, guarding the feeder nearby

Butterfly on pink flower

Butterfly on pink flower

Some kind of weed pod and its flowers

Some kind of weed pod and its flowers

A wasp nest with wasps in a pine tree

Wasps in a pine tree

View the two photos I submitted for the Class 3 homework assignment.

Skull and Wasp Nest

Lots of wasps around. No reason to be worried about these.

For the first photo, I was up close and personal (only inches away), using my 40mm lens. I moved very slowly, in hopes of not disturbing the wasps. There were lots of clouds, resulting in the white background. Or it may be overexposed.

Wasp nest in eye socket of cow skull

Wasp nest in cow skull

The second photo was taken on a different day: fewer clouds, bluer sky, with my telephoto lens, 55mm-300mm.

Skull, wasp nest and sunflowers

Skull, wasp nest and sunflowers