Photo Walk & Bugs at the DBG

Oct/Nov 2011 - I (Candy) joined one of Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk’s in Scottsdale, AZ. We met on one of the many north Scottsdale golf courses. The organizer/leader arranged for us to photograph models throughout the morning and afterward arranged for lunch so we could discuss our time shooting. Along with the many models, we had several golf course members who stopped by to find out what we were doing and to lend their ‘face’ for the cause.

Don't call an exterminator. The big bugs in these photos are at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix & they neither sting nor bite. David Rogers is the artist, creating the bug sculptures using various combinations of whole trees, cut green saplings, selectively harvested from the willow family, dry branches and other forest materials. Each sculpture is unique in material, shape, color and texture. There were 10 Big Bugs: 3 ants, 1 praying mantis, 1 dragonfly, 1 spider and web, 1 grasshopper, 1 lady bug, 1 damsel fly and 1 assassin bug. The ants are 25 feet long and 12 feet high, and the dragonfly has a 17 foot wingspan.

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