So Once again its time for the Nothern Lites photo dump. Ever since I got my new camera I have been turning into more of a shutter bug then normal. I had the chance and the idea in planned in my head that I should photograph some of the local wild life. The real star of that was the cicada, which was pointed out to me and moved from its odd perch on a wall to a grape vine. It took a few shots for me to get it right as there was too much back light at first but once I used the flash it came out perfect.
The real tricky thing was trying to shoot humming birds, they are so twitchy that even a shaky camera behind a window will send them fleeing, but after dozens of failed attempts I did manage to snap a few good ones.
Later in a different neck of the woods I shot a tamer more solid creature, some Gastropods.