Description Meet 'Big Daddy Mudbug'. This freshwater crustacean, a relative of the lobster, is colloquially called a mudbug. It is also known as a crayfish, crawfish or crawdad. The name 'mudbug' is attributed to its preference of habitat. When water is low and the crayfish's mudflat is exposed, it digs a burrow down to the water level, constantly deepening the burrow as the waters recede; thus, causing a ring of marble-shaped pellets of mud about the entrance. I photographed 'Big Daddy Mudbug' one morning as he was attempting to enter my carport. Evidently, the hard rain the night before had flushed him out of his burrow and he was seeking a new home.This image is COPYRIGHT REGISTERED~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN:CY7VX-4KPM8-5QE9L
Betty Northcutt, Beckville, Texas Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement Betty Northcutt is most at home in rural communities and this is where she photographs her favorite subjects. From her home base in Beckville, Texas, she finds that the natural, nostalgic and sometimes rustic environment to be her inspiration.
She continues to challenge herself to explore new digital techniques in an effort to invent a unique perspective on her subject matter. However,with future projects, she will surely cling to her nostalgia, for this is where her passion lies.