It's been a long week, but now we have arrived at our next destination along the Rainbow Highway with Jenny Matlock. This week's stop is in "Green" ville. What better way for me to celebrate this much needed rest stop than to include my little, and I mean little, friends, the Long-legged Flies. Their legs do seem rather long as compared to the length of their bodies. They seem to come in a variety of colors. These here are truly green...no fancy digitized color enhancing with these guys. They are the perfect photography subjects. They are lively, and flit about, yet stay on the same leaf for a while. You can get mighty close and they remain fearless. Had I not gotten behind my macro lens I might never have noticed these miniscule, neon, little creatures. I have not yet been able to ascertain the science concerning the color variety. Different species? Age difference? Perhaps it's in the diet? Maybe they are the "Heinz 57" of the insect kingdom. I hope you enjoy them. I threw in some furred and feathered friends against green backdrops for those whose taste is not with insects. BTW, in case you did not know, you can click on the photos and really get "eye to eye" with these precious little flies.
If you have stopped here unaware of Alphabe-Thursday and Miss Jenny's Rainbow Color Summer School, please take the time to go check out the rest of the green.