I was watching “The Boscombe Valley Mystery” (episode four of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes) when I decided to pause the program to get a drink. As I reached for the remote control, I saw a mosquito on my sofa trying to stick its dirty proboscis into the leather to feed. Knowing that there was a good chance it would try the same manoeuvre on me later, I decided to strike preemptively. I just hit it with my hand, only to find both the sofa and my hand splashed with more blood than I ever would’ve expected from such a small creature.
Witness the aftermath:
IMG_8752.CR2: 30D, EF 50mm 1:1.4 @ 1/15, f/2.8, 400 ISO, 20mm extension tube