Sunday, October 25, 2009
Stink Bug Revisited
A few weeks ago I mentioned I had gone to my local photography club and showed a few of my recent photographs. The club members were less than impressed. I included one photograph - a stink bug that had landed on our car while Ken and I were parked in Valley Forge Park. Well, after I posted that story, a few of you wrote saying you truly liked the stink bug. Sylvia, my artist friend from Japan said she was going to use him as a prototype for a children's story she is writing and illustrating. And Maryann said not to let the club members get me down. She suggested I enter the Stink Bug into a contest. WELL.... it just so happens that my on-line photography school - BetterPhoto.com has a masterpiece contest each month. This month the theme is reflections and shadows. I entered my stink bug about two weeks ago. This morning I checked the results and lo and behold, Mr. Stinky is in FIRST PLACE! Now, of course, all this could go down hill quickly as the contest is not over until the end of October. In the meantime, I am riding high and have a new appreciation for all bugs and all dear friends who love bugs.