Tiny Tuesday .....
Week 31: Aphid.
I was all set to use either of my extra pictures (well, the squirrel picture at least) today as my Tiny Tuesday selection until R came and told me about this super tiny aphid. To put it into perspective the flower itself is about the size of a penny making the aphid the size of a pinhead.
Scary thing happened today ..... As I was sitting in the sun room taking squirrel pictures the Cooper's Hawk that I have been seeing swooped down almost in front of me and into a small bush that we have against the back of the house. Immediately all the small birds and squirrels disappeared! It was amazing how fast everything was just gone!
I quickly grabbed my camera and went out to scare the hawk away. He/she was still in the bush but didn't have any prey. He/she flew out and away before I could get a picture. And thankfully he/she didn't take any of my birds or squirrels with him/her. I realize that they have to eat too but not on my watch!!!
BTW: My second extra is an American Crow. I have enhanced the photo with a chiaroscuro effect in Topaz Impression.