About Project 365

Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is Year 2 of my Project365 blog. What is a Project 365? It's a photo challenge involving people from all over the world posting one photo per day throughout 2011. Some photographers choose themes, however for now my photos will be totally random. I will be shooting with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi-18-55mm, 75-300mm zoom and 100mm 2.8 macro lenses. I edit in iPhoto and Photoshop Elements 9. Not all photos are "perfect"; the purpose is to make photography an everyday event.

I am not a professional. Photography has always been a diversion of mine. I am a primary grade teacher and passionate tech. enthusiast. I consider myself an experienced amateur with LOTS to learn!

You will find links to other photographers in the sidebar- do check them out! I have also joined the Flickr EdTech 365/2011 Group, and you can click this link to view the entire pool. I will be posting my photos to their group pool, as well as here on my photo blog. I welcome your constructive criticism!


1. Photos are to be taken in 2011.
2. Post your own work only.
3. Images may be edited or unedited- your choice.
4. Keep your images, text, and comments appropriate for all ages.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 127- Weird Bug

This weird-looking bug was walking on my deck this weekend. Not much bigger than my pinkie fingernail. Strange, though!


  1. That's a shield bug (also called a stink bug because of a foul smelling liquid they produce to deter predators), not sure which type.

  2. Family Pentatomidae, possibly a green stink bug despite the colour: http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Pentatomidae/palomena_prasina.html

  3. Thanks, Sarah! I knew someone would know better than myself!

  4. No worries. I knew that one anyway (apart from the family which I looked up) but if you need any more identifying I have a book, which I bought because I have a bit of a thing for macro shots of insects (some here, more coming soon no doubt: http://www.originaltake.com/search/label/insect ). I've been following your blog for a little while as I'm doing a 365 project too, feel free to sign up as a followed on mine if you want to share progress :-) I think you're photos, although not always of particularly exciting or unusual subjects (that's not a criticism), are always very well composed, lit, and taken.

  5. Actually that link should be http://amoodaday.blogspot.com/search/label/insect . Both links go to the same place at the moment but they won't in a week or so.