Fourteen years ago I walked to a pine woods not far from our backyard. New construction was taking place. I wanted to get some images of the pine trees before they were cut down. Lots of other trees were removed as new streets and lots were installed. I am glad to say these pines are still there.
For the images of the tall pines, I wanted a different perspective. I chose a spot with a good view upward. Lying on my back, I shot about 10 pictures up into the trees. The images were overlaid so the trunks and branches were in good alignment. The end result was very close to how I saw it.
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Bug 1: OK. Now what are we supposed to do?
Bug 2: I don’t know!
Bug 1: You told me this was going to be fun. I’m not feeling it.
Bug 2: I thought it would be. Everyone else is doing it. Let’s see if we can fly.
Bug 1: Nope. I’m staying right here.
💢 Warning for the squeamish: This post is about insects eating each other.
Friends of ours live on an acreage several miles out of town which includes prairie, trees, a pond, and many kinds of wildlife. There are mantises and grasshoppers. One day, he found a mantis which captured a grasshopper and started to eat it. He recorded many photographs of the events to share with me. Here are but a few selected ones. It’s kind of gruesome. But, as Melanie has often said, “Hey, everybody has to eat.”
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