Monday, May 15, 2006

New Macro Photos

Pictures hot off the press! To the right is a small nymph katydid waiting for prey a top a beautiful violet flower bud. Below is a wandering lonely ant I was fortunate to just catch a glimpse of as he checked out my camera lens. Both of these insects are about the same in size at a couple of millimeters!
These were just a couple of favorites of the many I have shot in the past few weeks of spring.
Look for more postings coming soon along with the current paintings in progress......Phyllis the Golden tortoise beetle and Vincent the question mark butterfly.
All Photos posted on the Project InSECT Blog are copyrighted images of Jessa Huebing-Reitinger 2006

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Camera Time and Bug Stories

I thought I would share with you a few new pictures I shot with the camera over the past few weeks. Of course, they are mostly flowers and insects, and should be posting some video footage of the bugs in action to our website (education page) soon.

Stay tuned for more pictures! I have literally shot thousands of them over the past three years.

If you have any cool insect stories, please let us know ! Everybody has some kind of bug story, unless you've been living under a rock.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Our Latest Trip

James and I spent the past week in Denver. We visited The Butterfly Pavilion and The Wildlife Experience in preperation for our fun packed summer at both venues. The buzz has already begun.

We also spent some time relaxing and eating great food with a couple of old friends that I haven't seen for several years. Being in Denver in May, we expected it to be somewhat warmer, however, it was rainy and cold all 5 days until the morning we left. On Friday, we broadcast our 4th Opal Program in conjunction with the Johnson County Library, which is archived and posted on the Opal Program section of our website.