Risky Business




Amateur photography can be a risky business.  Take, for example, the above photo.  While driving the back roads to a softball game, I spied this lovely barn.  What did I do, but veer off the highway and trudge through the field to get a good shot.  

Then my daughter's team bus passed by.....

The driver gave me a, "toot, toot", and the girl of the house quickly texted me to ask just what was I doing.  I thought after all this time she would know.  The bus driver advised the assistant coach that I was going to get turkey mites (tick larvae)  if I didn't stay out of those fields.  

I came away with a good shot and not one turkey mite.  


Linking up today with Tom.....

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  1. Great shot and a funny story. I would be afraid of the jiggers are they the same as Turkey mites? Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  2. Hi Michelle, Great shot and just goes to show ... sometimes you just gotta get out of the ordinary to get the great shots.

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    1. You are so right, John! Have a great week!

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  3. I share your pain (of embarrassment, sometimes!). I was once taking photos of wildflowers along our road, and heard a car coming so I tried to step off the roadbank to get back to my car (which was kinda in the middle of the road). I slipped and fell into the ditch, giving my knee a nasty twist. But rather than have anyone see me like that. I got up and hobbled to my car. That hurt! I can still hear the pop! in my knee.

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  4. One must do what one must do, mites or not. :-)

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  5. You have a great eye for capturing such beauty!

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  6. I have had more than one curious stare from passers-by! Lovely barn. I enjoyed it and glad you didn't get turnkey mites (never heard that term!) or beggar's lice or anything!

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  7. Micelle, you need to get over this sense of caring what others think, getting a good picture is what it's ALL ABOUT. Thankfully I don't think that we have turkey mites in these parts. Please keep a clicking and come back soon.

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    1. Tom, no worries. I am not too concerned with what people think! I am ALWAYS ready for a great picture!

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  8. You sound exactly like someone else I know...ME...lol! Butterfly season is right around the corner and the field of milkweed is calling my name :) Great shot, by the way!

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  9. This great shot was worth it!

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  10. Everyone that knows me knows that if they see my car by the side of the road that they'll usually seem me bent over to get a close-up of a wildflower not far away. LOL! I hope you don't find a mite somewhere! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Teresa, I am always stopping to take photos. Maybe the softball team isn't familiar with it yet! lol

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  11. Well that's a new one turkey mites, a bit like our drop bears.
    Merle...............

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    1. Merle, they burrow in the skin and cause a terrible, itchy rash that is hard to get rid of.

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  12. Awww. I was hoping for Tom Cruise in tighty whiteys. Oh well. You got a great shot. I'd have done the same. Big risk I see is being accosted by a suspicious farmer. That has happened to me when I climbed a fence for a better camera angle. (grouch) >:-(

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    1. Eileen, you would think farmers could be more understanding ;)

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  13. What a funny story about your daughter's bus! :) There's that camera again! Love the barn!

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  14. Cool shot! I am glad you did not get turkey mites. Oh, yikes...bleh!

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  15. Photography is so much fun, eh.

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    1. Andy, it sure is. Never a dull moment!

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  16. Turkey mites, that's a new one! Such character in the old buildings.

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  17. That is so funny! I've never heard of turkey mites.

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    1. Lisa, that is just what we call them around here. They are kind of like chiggers, if you call them that! They burrow in your skin and itch like crazy. Hard to get rid of, too.

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  18. Anything for the love of a great shot!

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  19. i always got caught too, my boys were less forgiving!! it was definitely worth it!!!!!

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    1. Hey Debbie, someone has to run around and get the good photos! Might as well be us!

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  20. I bet you are the talk of the town. LOL. Mite covered and not mentally stable. ;p

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    1. You hit the nail on the head, Sonya Ann!

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  21. Love the pic! Love the story also!

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  22. It's pretty sad to see one of those old barns in such sad shape.

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    1. David, this one is still in use and doesn't look quite as bad as some in our area.

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  23. hahhaahah.....you are the cutest...

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    1. So exciting! Anything for a good picture! lol

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  25. Nothing like being caught in the act. In this case it was worth it. Great looking barn and I'm so glad there weren't any turkey mites around.

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  26. Great photo . . .
    Good info about turkey mites . . .
    Better have some Wellies in the car . . . for "field tromps!"

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  27. That's funny. One good thing about Naples is that everyone is pretty new here, so few people know me and even fewer care when they see me in strange places taking photos. Now, in Hartford, I have to behave myself. Kind of . . .

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