Creepy Crawlies

I know some of you will cringe when you see these photos, and there are certain little creatures that I am not terribly fond of (for example: centipedes), but I have such a fascination for earthworms, slugs and snails. When you look closely they have the most intricate, delicate bodies. And the way slugs slowly extend and retract their optical tentacles and sensory tentacles (just learned the proper names for these today:D) looks just as if they were under water, so peaceful and graceful.

Here a few that we found in the yard the other day. The earthworm was the largest I’ve ever seen though I know they can get much bigger than this. IMG_9116 IMG_9110 IMG_9121 IMG_9126 IMG_9127 IMG_9134 IMG_9135 IMG_9139 IMG_9140 IMG_9151 IMG_9156 IMG_9158 IMG_9160 IMG_9161 IMG_9162

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Condensation

I love photography but I really have no idea what I’m doing …and I kind of like it that way. Photography for me is a source of constant discovery and experimentation. Unlike writing, there is no real inner critic when I take pictures. I can enjoy the thrill of taking pictures without the pressure to produce anything which is why it is one of my favorite stress relievers. These photos are a result of condensation getting caught between my lens and the macro filter. I kind of wish I had left it there longer. These were taken on my balcony. IMG_9841

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IMG_9842I took these with my +4 macro filter (I have a +1 and a +2 but the 4 is by far my favorite).