Keep on coming, just keep on coming, was my thought.
Sitting in one of my wildlife observation spots I noticed this coyote working its way slowly through the grasses, coming towards me. With the light breeze in my favour I could squeeze off several shots before the coyote became suspicious of the shutter sound, slowly turned around and disappeared the same way as it came.
These little beetles have been my # 1 garden pests over the last two years. They can really destroy the Asiatic lillies. I have been picking and pinching them since the lillies started to grow. They lay their eggs on the underside of the leaves and when hatched, the larvae eat the leaves and cover themselves with their own excrement. All this happens on the underside of the leaves so consequently they are difficult to spot and it is on "hands and knees" to control the little stinkers. The best way to control them is early in the morning when it is cool. Warmer weather makes them more alert and when they see my big fingers coming they drop and are very difficult to find because their underside is black and they always land upside down.However, I had beautiful lillies blooming and did not use pesticides.
Photographed with Sigma 17-50 mm f 2.8 at 50mm f 5.6 -1/1000 sec.ISO 2200.