Weirdos on the Road Taking Pictures

Every year on Independence Day we go to my sister-in-law’s house out in the country for food and fireworks (and a battle with mosquitoes). This year Marly and I took our camera gear along with the hopes of doing a little nature photography. After dinner we trekked down the narrow gravel road to look for subjects, and one of the first things I noticed was this raindrop-speckled leaf:

Raindrops on a bright green leaf
105mm AF-S Micro-Nikkor @ f/10, ISO 200, 1/6 sec, Nikon D700

A few more steps down the road, I spotted this guy:

105mm AF-S Micro-Nikkor @ f/13, ISO 200, 0.4 sec, Nikon D700

I think this might be some species of wolf spider; if you know, please post a comment.

As we walked down the road and stopped to inspect other possible subjects, a large pickup truck roared by. I remarked to Marly, “I bet they’re asking themselves, ‘What are those weirdos doing?'”

The day was winding down and we noticed that the western sky looked promising for a landscape shot. We jumped in the car and started driving, frantically looking for a photogenic foreground before the sun set. Here’s where we ended up:

Rural Missouri Sunset, 2011
16-35mm f/4 AF-S Nikkor @ f/10, ISO 400, 1/40 sec, Nikon D700

Later that night back at the house, Adee told us she’d overheard someone asking, “Who were those weirdos on the road taking pictures?”

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One Response to “Weirdos on the Road Taking Pictures”

  1. Diane

    It does look like a wolf spider! Cool pics


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