Sunday, June 27, 2010

Identification please

I was walking through the basement and spotted a bug on the window. A few years back, before I was bitten by the camera bug, I would have run for something to swat it with. Now I need to photograph bugs before they die. So I ran for the camera and luckily it was still there on the window when I got back. I have no clue what this thing is. Any of you know?
It's more of a silhouette but you can see the shape of it and check out those hairy legs....ewwwww. I had the camera real close so I could try and get a good macro shot with my older camera. When I pulled the camera away from the window the bug was gone. I turned the camera over and there it was sitting on my lens. I just about dropped my camera.

Totally unrelated to the bug, I'm sure you noticed a new look. You may see things change frequently around here until I decide what I really like. I'm not totally sold on this yet. Who knows I may end up just going back to the way I had it. Only time will tell.

34 comments:

DK Miller said...

No idea what it is but great photo. Love the detail on it's hairy legs.

Sandee said...

I like this too, but your other header was way cooler. Just my humble opinion.

As for the bug? I've not a clue what kind of bug though. Creepy covers it pretty well and I'd have dropped the camera if I were you. Just saying.

Have a terrific day. My best to you and my pal Duke. :)

BeadedTail said...

Oh I love your header! Looks great!

As for the bug, it looks like something with a stinger - very creepy! I much prefer looking at Duke!

Leeuna said...

The bug looks like a dragonfly -- sort of.

I love the new look and I adore the header. I hope you keep it. That way we can see Duke every day.

I tried changing the look on my blog, but for some reason, the template I chose wouldn't allow the comments to show up, so I went back to the old look.

LDH said...

I like the header lots! The textured shot looks terrific enhanced by the wood floor, furry Duke and the leg of your guy!

Cool font too.

As for the critter on your camera lens... no clue. Brazen though to scare you so. Bugs are like that, you know.

Tanyia said...

Way cool, up close pic!

BTW, love this look....and the header is absolutely beautiful!!!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I would of screamed like a banshee! Good shot! I have no clue what it is...other than big and creepy.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

P.S. I love the header!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Don't know what the bug is, but I really like what you have going on here! I think your header looks cool!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Yikes ... but Great Photo. LOVE your new header photo n your blog background. Mom got a question ? about Photoshop ... what's the easiest way to blur the background? (if you have time please email her the answer rockstarpooch@gmail.com) Lots of Golden Thanks. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

tahtimbo said...

I really like the new look. I'll be rolling out my new template very soon. Although, it's not as fancy as yours.
As for the bug: I have no idea, but it looks like it has some sort of stinger.

Nessa said...

I love the new look and Duke's on the header... ahhhh yesss! :D

Grace said...

i scrolled past that bug as fast as I could - but I love the new blog design - open, light and airy

Ratty said...

I can give some help with the bug, but I don't know what it is. You can search for it at a place called http://bugguide.net/ . I don't think it has a stinger, just a long tail. And it looks similar to a housefly. It may be somewhat related.

And I like the new look of your blog. Everything is nice and easy to see, and well organized and attractive.

Anna said...

Wow, I wasn't sure I came to the right site! I see that you are redecorating your blog!! Lovely textures here. But the bug.... Great shot though.
Thanks for stopping by. Once again you are first commenter. I think I will probably have to give you a prize of some descripstion sooner or later. You are often first to comment! What would you like, EC-credits or a bracelet?
Hugs
Anna

Russ said...

I love the new layout.I keep changing mine. Can't get comfortable with one.
I have seen that bug around but don't know what it is called. I don't usually bother the insects unless I don't know what they are. Then out comes the swatter.

Jen said...

It's an icky bug who does not pay rent - that's all I need to know - please pass the Raid.
I love the new look! Maybe you could put it to a vote if you have some others you're contemplating (you know us visitors: we always like to add our two cents worth!)

Marg said...

LOL I wouldn't have dropped the camera, I would have thrown it as far as possible. Ewwwwwwww. That is a great picture of that bug. I don't know what it is. It is just a bug. The new header is OK but I woulds like to see the next idea.
Have a great week.

Jean said...

Super shot of a bug I have never seen. I like your new look. Redecorating is fun...but it is hard to make a final decision. There are so many choices.

Roschelle said...

haven't a clue what that is...but I've already told you how much I love your new look.

Remember way back when...I was changing mine every other day. It's really hard work.

Recently, I changed up the color a bit but not the template...I'm leaving well enough alone.

June Zach (Fledgling Blogger) said...

It's beautiful around here! I LOVE the new look of your blog, Ann! Wohoo! Yipee! :D

Donna said...

It's BEAUTIFUL in here!! I Love it!
No idea what that critter is! Good shot though!
hughugs

FishHawk said...

It looks like some sort of a bug to me. Oh yeah, I like the new look, as well.

Bossy Betty said...

Love the bug and the new look.

Did I mention I love the bug shot. I am going to sit here and stare at it for awhile. Love the detail!

B Boys Mom said...

All as I know is this bug is big and ugly! ewwwww is right.

I live your new look.

Ann said...

Scary looking bug, but I love the new look of your site. I've always been a fan of the handmade paper with the petals in it - makes for a beautiful background.

Angela said...

Pretty new layout. I like it:) The bug...not so much:-D

Ann said...

DKMiller yeah aren't those legs something

Sandee I was getting tired of the old look I needed change :)
Guess we'll just name the bug creepy

Beaded tail thanks it does look like a stinger but I don't think it was

Leeuna yeah it does have that sort of shape to it. I have another Duke header that I'm thinking of using also, can't make up my mind

LDH yes it was a brazen little bug. and thanks for the compliment on the header

Tanyia hee hee and thank you

Cinnamon girl I think I may have it was really creepy
and thanks

Urban cowboy why thank you very much

Sugar I used the contact me thing on your blog to write your mom about the blurring hope it helps\

tahtimbo well I didn't create my own like you did. I cheat :)

Nessa thanks

Grace sorry bout the bug no more tomorrow I promise. Thanks also, it is pretty light in here now.

Ratty thanks I'll have to check that out. Thanks, still working on it, cleared a bunch of stuff out and want to put in a blog roll still

Anna lol sorry for the confusion. Cool I was first again. yeah me :) no need for a prize though just keep coming back to see me and Duke :)

Russ I'm still not comfortable with this one yet. After the bug got on my camera I was too freaked to think of the swatter...lol

Jen darn I blew it and the raid was so close too. If I had sprayed it first it never would have jumped on my camera. A vote just may be in order

Marg thanks for your opinion I just may be doing a post soon and put a few ideas to a vote

Jean I played around forever before I decided on this and I still don't know if I'll keep it

Roschelle yes you have, thanks so much. It is a lot of work redecorating that's for sure

Junezach why thank you

Donna thank you very much to both

Fishhawk ya think? well you are the expert..you know I'm only joking of course.

Bossy Betty you sit and stare at the bug as long as you want. At least he won't jump on you

B Boys mom he was big and ugly especially when he was on the end of my camera. that was too close for comfort

Ann of all the choices they had this one was my favorite

Angela LOL I agree, the layout is much more attractive than the bug

marie said...

Love the new header ~ the bug (who ever it is) not so much!

VanillaSeven said...

This bug thing really bugged me... The sharp tail looks nasty if stabbed by it.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Fantastic shot and yes it does need a little "Nair" I have no idea but I would have freaked out if I found it on my lens. I don't know how you contained yourself.

Ann said...

Marie thanks and I like the header better than the bug too

vanilla seven it does have a wicked looking tail on it I don't think it was any kind of stinger though

poetic shutterbug I think the only thing that saved me from dropping the camera was the bug flew off right after I saw it there.

gayle said...

Love your new look! I want to change mine ~ picture ~ look etc but want to have plenty of time to work on it......so far don't have a large enough time period.

Ann said...

Gayle, thanks, I know what you mean about time to do it. there's more I want to do with mine but haven't had the time to finish it yet. Maybe one of these days

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