Sunday, July 12, 2009

Yard — a word worth a 1000 pictures (#147)

Sundown brings a whole different group of critters to the yard and neighbourhood. This insect is a lot like a crane fly. He's as big as the negative space left when you bring your index finger tip and thumb tip together in a circle. I found him on the sidewalk near the house when walking the dogs. The only way to photograph him was to use the flash on the camera. It makes the shot look like it was taken in daylight.

Picture #141: Crane fly-type insect. I've only seen them at night so I assume they are a nocturnal insect. I find it interesting that the grey and rust colours on the insect are similar to the colours of the specs on the pavement.

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