The Milky Way

Milky Way — a “little planet.” Stitched together from 45+ photos over a span of two hours and wrapped around a node for a 360 degree view. Images captured and composite processed with Michael Tay, Melissa Tay, & Patrick Speights. Millersview, Texas.
Semi-transparent selfie in the vineyard; one image

Here’s a snapshot of the wildlife we encountered during our short stay.

Scissor-tailed flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus); photographed after pursuit [3]
Vermilion flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus); photographed after pursuit [3]
Female velvet ant (family Mutillidae), always on the move and a struggle to photograph. Regardless they are among my favorite insects to interact with. Photographed after pursuit [3]
Red harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex sp.); photographed in situ [1]
Juvenile black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) removed from inside a house; photographed when relocated [5]

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