Saturday, July 12, 2008

[The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind] BOOM! Headshot!

I like my macro lens. However, I need to warn you that, although kind of fascinating, today's picture is pretty creepy, gross, icky and yucky.

Still... Way cool.

BOOM!  Headshot!

I had another dragonfly drop in yesterday, and, like John Wilkes Booth, I managed to sneak up behind him and get a shot of the back of this bug's head.

What? Too soon?

Bu the way, did you know that John Wilkes Booth is distant relation of Blogfather John Scalzi? Serious. I read that on the internets.

The thing is, I had no idea what it was I'd find when taking the shot, but man... That's really freaky gross.

I like the hairy shoulders, though. They remind me of a little Italian guy I met once who was dressed in a grease-stained wife-beater and selling grappa out of a barrel (for future reference, don't buy cheap grappa out of a barrel from a man with hairy shoulders. Both you and the Auto-Strada restroom attendants will thank me).

As for the little yellow spots on the back of his head, I'm going to say that those lower ones and the one in the middle up top are his brake lights/blinkers, and the smaller spots are his little reverse lights. I mean, it's got to be tough flying that rig around.

What do you think?


Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 7/12/2008 12:31:00 PM


  1. That is supercool. I like how his little antennae look like cat eyebrows. The white things look like vertebrae.

    And ouch man, on the John Wilkes Booth thing! (But I have to admit, I chuckled.)


  2. OMFG, That photos is %$£&^%* ace!

  3. Wow, talk about up close and personal. Nice one Dan.