My yard has some cool bugs in it. There are little Tarantula type spiders I am trying to capture, and dozens of other cool critters. Today I was digging in the front garden and this little beauty crawled over my hand.
It was about 2 inches long and gorgeous. I brought it over onto the driveway, grabbed my Canon 5D Mark II with my Canon EF 24-70/2.8L USM lens and snapped about 25 pics.
I grew up terrified of most bugs. Photography has allowed me to overcome most of those fears. This bug is a great example of that, and I released it back into the wild after I was done.