Jumping Spider Captures Dragonfly

Jul072015JumpingSpiderCatchesDragonflyMy daughter called me outside to see a spider that had caught a dragonfly. She was walking up the concrete steps on our back porch when she noticed a fluttering of wings. Looking closer she saw that a spider had a dragonfly in its jaws. It was a small dragonfly and the jumping spider had no trouble dragging it along. I took an ivy leaf and separated the spider and dragonfly. The spider came right back and leaped on the dragonfly again. The insect world is amazing. It takes tremendous focus to photograph this small world. Usually after an hour of macro work I am exhausted. It is time I think to get myself in gear and discover more incredible creatures that live all around us.

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Back Home From The Mountains Of Eastern Kentucky

Jul062015MuleOverlookingValleyWe are back home form a nice visit to Eastern Kentucky. It rained most of the time there. It still was a pleasant visit. Although I did not take to many photos enjoying visiting with family. This shot of an old swaybacked mule overlooking the valley was a memorable sight. The food was great and I splurged and ate big breakfasts each day. In fact I gained six pounds. We spent a lot of time sitting on the deck watching the hummingbirds at the feeders. This morning I made a late run out to check the eaglets which are still in the nest. Then swung by the river. The water is overflowing all the gates on the dam. The lake is way high and it will be some time before the river gets down to normal summer pool. Wish we could share some of this rain with the folks in California that need it.

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Happy Fourth Of July From Eastern Kentucky

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Rainy Day Hummingbirds

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Misty Morning Sightings

Jul012015WhitetailDeerFawnStretchingAfterWakingI got out early before heading out and caught a few pics before hitting the road.

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