Summer is going strong in South Carolina. That means that the light is harsh, the temperatures are hot, and the wildlife is relatively inactive. So in these kind of conditions, I decided to do a little bit of macro work. There is a great little woods just a few miles from home. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Well it kind of was. There were some great little mushrooms in the woods and I had a blast photographing them. But… to do this kind of macro work you need to lie on the ground. Down here in South Carolina, there are these tiny creatures called chiggers. They are so small, you can’t see them. Normally they bite lizards, but they aren’t the smartest creature. You have probably guessed it, but they bit me today – a lot of times. You don’t feel it when they bite, you feel it hours later (technically instead of biting, they secrete an acid which dissolves your skin). The bites last for over a week and they are very irritating. Of all the things that can bite, chiggers are the worst. I love the mushrooms, but hate the chiggers.