It seems like there is always some kind of bug floating in the dogs water dish in the summertime. Early this spring I found the coolest giant beetle and was able to save him from drowning and get some awesome pictures of him with my Fuji. (I will be posting them here in the future). The day I took this pic, I'd been noticing a bunch of honey bees swarming around the water dish all morning. The dogs had been worrying about them or trying to catch them or something and I remember thinking how they must be really thirsty due to the drought conditions we've been dealing with this summer, because it is unusual to see bees at the water dish. I really didn't plan this picture but while passing on my way to do something else I saw the ripple patterns this guy was making as he went in circles trying to get to the side, where maybe he could get a foothold and a chance at climbing to safety. It was really just an experiment to see how a pic of him would turn out. The sun was so bright out there that I couldn't even see the screen to see whether I had good composition or not, but I got lucky and when I came in I was pleasantly surprised to see how cool this shot looked. I love to experiment and try new things and once in a while it pays off! A lot of my best shots turn out to be the ones that I didn't go out of my way to set up, they seem to just happen spontaneously. :))
P.s. when I came back outside a few minutes later this bee was no longer in the dish. I think he figured out how to get out on his own before I had a chance to rescue him, lol. I know the dogs didn't get him because there were no yelps of pain from a sting to the lips.