Why I Carry a Huge Camera With Me Everywhere I Go (Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday)

This photo…

snowberry clearwing moth on Lantana

… is a good example of why I get itchy any time I leave my camera behind. My husband and I went to a local shopping center last weekend and I debated whether to bring my camera with me or not. I thought to myself, “Surely I won’t find anything there worthy of carrying my bulky, heavy camera!” and left my trusty point and shoot that almost never leaves my side on my table at home. Moments after we arrived at the shopping center, I spotted some insects flying around a Lantana. That snowberry clearwing moth in the photo  was one of several on that stupid plant! I have been hoping to see another one for TWO years so I could get a good photo, and there were half a dozen of them. Luckily, the camera on my iPhone is pretty decent and I got some reasonably good shots anyway, but I’m still kicking myself for that one. Gonna go back tomorrow and see if I can find more moths – and this time I’ll be prepared!


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