As you probably know, I grew up in Berlin. At the age of six I went to school and in my time it was out of the question getting to school by car. Every day, if it was raining or not, I went to school by walking and I remember, although I was living in a big city, the fascinating living creatures which I found in the hatches on my way. Every springtime I collected Ladybugs and Cockchafers and allowed them a march on my hands and arms....Cockchafers were very easy to find as they were sitting or lying slow on the ground.
On warm evenings in May they are flying against windows and street lightning’s.....BANG.....scrambling and flying again.....BANG.....scrambling and flying up again.....BANG.....my pets love them when they are lying helpless upside down on the ground for a while.
A few days ago I found a resting (or dizzy) Cockchafer. By the time I was ready to take the first photo the little guy (yes, it’s a HE) became active and started climbing up. I was too late resetting my camera into the right aperture......with a loud buzz noise the Cockchafer left the flower.
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 180mm, 1/125s at F5.6 and ISO160
Although only his eyes are sharp I post this image in my blog as tomorrow I will drive to my beloved city of birth. I will walk on the streets where I walked as a little girl and enjoy the warm memories which I cherish.....and I’m sure that I will find some Cockchafers!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.