15 May 2008


I was folding Hubs' Superfly jeans one day when a loud fluttery buzzing noise came from inside them, and out flew this huge dragonfly. It came out and sat on the brand name long enough to indicate its opinion of its own physique.


Anonymous said...

Love it! How did you get him to stay still long enough to snap him? (Maybe you don't keep your camera in an obscure location.) I'm very impressed with the quality of the shot - please tell me that you had to crop it later, not that you can take wild-life photos with such good composition when you're worried about the subject taking off.

mommastantrum said...

You so photoshopped that...and if you didn't and the bugs are THAT big there, I really am NEVER coming to Australia!!

Givinya De Elba said...

He was strangely still once he was out of the pocket or wherever he came from. I took a few from far away then this close-up, no cropping. Nice little Pentax Optio something.

And no way I didn't photoshop that, totally real bug on totally real jeans. Australian bugs make you big & brave. And I think you should come out and visit us one day! Bacon and Sonny would get on so well!!

The weather is pretty nice - it's nearly winter and we're still in short sleeves and crop pants. Or whatever really, I'm not telling you Aussies how to dress, I'm just saying. Weather is nice here - we're getting 50 degrees (F) overnight and 77 in the day.

Please don't rule out coming because of our bugs!

MIL said...

Great photo, just look at those transparent wings! Momma, dragonflies are completely harmless, they are just beautiful, but some of our ants and spiders....now that's a different story!


Anonymous said...

I love the Scared Weird Little Guys tourism song for Australia with the catchphrase "Come to Australia - You Might Accidently get Killed." It lists a lot of dangerous animals in a jaunty little tune, including "the poison thing that lives in a shell that spikes you when you pick it up".

Crazy sister

Givinya De Elba said...

Dang I'll never get Mrs Tantrum to visit us if you tell her about that song!!!

Which is INCREDIBLY funny and should be heard at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy_TB6onHVE

And for anyone who can't understand our oh-so-weird Aussie accents, read the lyrics at http://www.hotlyrics.net/lyrics/S/Scared_Weird_Little_Guys/Deadly_Animals_(come_To_Australia).html