Photography musings from the American Southwest -
Drama on the Guadalupe River
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Black Bee Killer with a Wasp (Robber Fly)
I'm certainly glad these guys don't weigh 3 pounds! Amazing creatures...they wait patiently along the Guadalupe River bottom watching bees and wasps work flowers and mud, regular bee/wasp activities, before flying out from their hide and seizing their prey in mid-air. After the seizure, they perch and dine. Drama is everywhere and who needs TV?!?!?! :)
I live in the western region of the Edwards Plateau, deep in the Texas Hill Country. I'm an avid outdoorsman spending a large portion of my time "out there" roaming the wide open spaces. Much of my photography is simply an extension of a very active outdoor lifestyle.
The challenges posed with closing the distance, pursuing wildlife photography, is an absolute hoot for me! The experience out there alone is everything to me. If I capture pixels along the way , it's icing on the cake.