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Shadows of Bugs Mating on Witchgrass 0308

Here you see a pair of bugs mating on a blade of witchgrass, Panicum capillare. Okay, so you don’t actually see the bugs because they’re on the opposite side of the blade of grass, but their shadows discreetly tell the story. It reminds me of the way Busby Berkeley used this technique six minutes into the Pettin’ in the Park number from the movie Gold Diggers of 1933.

Like the previous photograph, this one comes from July 29 in the southeast quadrant of Wells Branch Parkway and Dessau Rd. on the Blackland Prairie in northeast Austin.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 10, 2014 at 5:25 AM

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