Young male Mallard
Face to face...lol
This beauty measured about 1.25 inches,and willingly sat on my hand after the photo was made.
Walking Stick on Thistle
Hard to find,last one I seen was in 2009!
Bee Mimic Robberfly
Vicious only to other flying insects....After this photo was made he sat happily on my hand!
Lost in Thought?
A peaceful moment for a frog at least..lol
Nom Nom Nom
Black Swallowtail caterpillar in an unusual position
Having A Drink
Assassin Bug nymph about to suck a drop of water on Blue Flag Iris
Once used to control the water level of the Dupage River at it's confluence with the I&M Canal
Larva For Lunch
Wasp feasting upon a moth larva.....sorry about the dark background, they were in deep shade,nothing I could do,LOL
I love nature, as you can tell from my images! I believe when the light is right,all things have an inherent beauty to them,and that is what I try to capture. By no means am I a professional, and I limit my editing to slight adjustments in color and contrast....no HDR for me!