Observing the Observer Observe

I was in the basement when I saw the monster on the patio door.  I tried some shots from inside, but they didn’t work.

With jacket and cap on and camera in hand, I walked around to the basement door.  There was the monster.  Carefully I lined up a shot and captured this image.


Later, back in the office, I realized that I had gotten into the shot.  Now we can observe the photographer as he lines up this shot of the pious insect.

I’ve thought quite a bit about this little slice of life and what it has to say to me.  I’ll not share that with you, because your experience is different.  However, you might ask yourself, “Who is observing me?  What do those watchful eyes see?”


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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

14 thoughts on “Observing the Observer Observe

  1. I like this picture. But I always get a kick out of the monster’s name, since if they pray it is likely to say grace before the next meal of some unsuspecting prey. Good thing we are not the size of a wasp.

  2. I found one a long time ago in my car while on a service call. I took it home and put it in our bow window where bugs seemed to appear. It was there for over three months. I would feed it once in a while with a insect held with a hemostat, which it would take from me.

    It was cold here the other night, down to 56 degrees.

  3. I see the photog intent on his work. Unintended consequences sometimes make life more interesting. Sometimes.

  4. I can remember taking lots of pictures out of my back door that turned out like this too. It’s always amusing seeing that I ended up with more of me than of my subjects.

    • I learned to hold the lens close to the glass when shooting through it. In this case the subject was on my side of the glass.

  5. Very neat to be able to see the observer doing the observing ! I understand that this is a great year for all kinds of “bugs”. No mosquitoes this year…just all kinds of bugs !!

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