Thursday, May 14, 2009

Skywatch, as the bugs come out


My golden hour, my favorite time of day to snap pictures, has been usurped by bugs. I think it may be a temporary spring convergence of too-hot afternoons and too-cool nights that's making the flies, gnats and other creepy crawlies come out in force at dusk.

The horses aren't bugged by the bugs, as I am. As long as they have grass to eat and keep them occupied, they are happy to stand in the pasture, swishing their tails up and down, chasing the bugs away and posing for pretty pictures.

To see what else is buzzing in skies around the world this week, check out the links on the Skywatch home page.

37 comments:

  1. Wow! Bugs or no, that's a beautiful shot! I have a real love of horses' tails (too bad my baby girl's was chopped off).

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  2. that is a great photo...love the horses tail flying in the air..the colors are great

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  3. What a great photo! Amazing.

    I hate the flies they drive my Arial crazy!

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  4. What an awesome photo! Are you trying to sell any of your photos because they are wonderful!

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  5. Great SWF! I've stood outside on occasion, trying to switch bugs with one hand and catch a half-decent photo op with the other, thinking I could really use a nice tail like that.

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  6. A marvellous vision of the horse's tail.

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  7. Fantastic photo to say the least.

    Have a great week
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  8. Great shot! Love the strands of horse tail hair against that beautiful golden sky. Looks so warm.

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  9. This photo is so FUN! Beautiful sunset!

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  10. Linda....great shot! Do you have Culicoides (no-see-ums) in NM? Gee, I hope not. The little buggers will eat the horse's midline until they are raw.

    Hmmm...have you considered hair extensions for the donks? Their tails just don't get the coverage a horse's tail does!

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  11. That is one the the most fun photos of a SkyWatch I have ever seen! Love it!

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  12. clever capture of the tail and the beautiful sunset ... loved it.

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  13. Sandy, we sure do have the no-see-ums here. Bet you can't wait. Usually they're only out for a few weeks in June.

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  14. A truly amazing picture. Thanks for sharing

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  15. Beautiful colors and a cool picture. :o)

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  16. Great shot! You managed to get another horse butt in the picture.

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  17. Great photo...very creative...beautiful sunset color...

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  18. Very clever shot, as always!!

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  19. Outstanding shot! Beautiful colors ... I can see why it's your favorite time of day to shoot.

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  20. Now that's a cool photo. Love how you caught the sunset perfectly and the horse swishing his tail, too.

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  21. That must have been a catch that took a while - It's beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful, beautiful picture.

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  23. That is an absolutely beautiful picture! Love it!
    I hate those bugs! I love this time of year, but the buggers I can do without!

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  24. You aren't really "bugged" unless you have scorpions.

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  25. WOW !! That is a wonderful shot ... sunset and a horse's tail !!

    Very, very cool :-)

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  26. I love that time of day, too!!

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  27. That is an absolutely great shot! Be grateful for small mercies, even if they are troublesome.

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  28. Very artistic! I so love this capture! It gives the impression that your horse is flying. Awesome!

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  29. such a good moment .. get ridd of the flies

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  30. Our worst mosquito problem is 5 days after a rain. It hatches the eggs and, voile, evening misery.

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  31. Wonderful shot ! ! !
    Great!
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  32. Just love this shot.

    I sure hope your bugs aren't black flies. We are planning to move to NM, and I was hoping to leave the blackflies behind in Maine.

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  33. This is a great photo, thanks for sharing.

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  34. Beautiful glow! A huge mosquito tried to carry me away the other day.

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  35. There is another reason to look after the fence lizards.

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