009 - Flight of the Bumblebat
January 9, 2010--Today we celebrated Christmas with my local extended family. We delayed our usual big celebration on December 25 because my dad just got back from Afghanistan. This is one of the things that he brought back for me; it's a small jewelry box shaped like a bee. He had tried to find one that was a bat, my favorite animal, but as much of his communication with the locals was via pantomime, communicating "bat" didn't work out so well. So, we have a bumblebee, which shall henceforth be referred to as the "bumblebat." I guess it still works out, though, as bees are kind of like Yellow Jackets. :)
Photo taken using manual focus, custom photo style and custom white balance.