Where have I been?

Yes, I know, dear readers (all two of you), I haven’t posted lately.  I’ve been wasting all my time on Flickr.   It’s mainly because I got a new camera.  Several years ago I bought a pretty nice film camera, a Pentax Z-30, and two autofocus zoom lenses for it.  Then I got a digital camera, and pretty soon the idea of film seemed pretty pointless.  Just recently I realized that they make Pentax digital SLR bodies that would work with my old lenses, and convinced myself to buy one.  I love it.  So anyway, I’ve been taking lots of pics and posting them to Flickr, and commenting on other people’s pics, and bla bla bla.

Today I was out in the back yard with my 75-300 mm zoom and a close-up ring, looking for bugs on the sedum flowers.  Along came a painted lady butterfly, so I started taking some pictures of it.

Unsuspecting Painted Lady

While I was moving around, I startled the butterfly, and it flew right into a garden spider’s web.  The spider pounced on it and had it all wrapped up in 30 seconds.  Needless to say, I took a bunch of Wild Kingdom shots.

Painted Lady in the web

So, that’s what I’ve been up to.  Oh, and I also have half-time release from teaching for a new job as director of the Center for Writing Excellence at Southeast.  But I’ll talk about that later.

7 Responses to “Where have I been?”

  1. Travis says:

    Speaking of Flickr, I took this photo in Muir Woods with you in mind:
    http://flickr.com/photos/travspence/2852708692/in/set-72157607271602551/

    Any idea what it is?

  2. Erin says:

    If I post, does that make me 2 of 2?

  3. Allen says:

    Yep, you must be the other one, Erin.

  4. Reno says:

    What does that make me? Three’s a crowd?

    Gorgeous pictures, by the way. I especially like the last one here. Granted, I’ve been looking at posters on the Despair, Inc. site this evening… You should send them the photo. I bet they could find a way to use it, and maybe you’d make $.28 in royalties.

  5. K says:

    Or me?

    I feel unloved and unwanted. Serves me right for replying ten days after the post.

  6. Allen says:

    There, there. I love all my commenters equally. And the lurkers too, although it’s hard since I don’t actually know if they’re there.

  7. Erin says:

    at least you get posts…my blog remains blank of comments even though people mention my posts in random conversation…

    i do also love these photos…did not mean to gloss over that in my recent bragging of being a “reader”.

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