I had no idea what I was looking at. I had to be told that this was an egg casing for the Praying Mantis. We came across quite a few of them in the open field. Each casing could hatch a couple of Praying Mantis.
This is probably the best part of my job, getting to photograph things I know nothing about. Because in the process I usually learn about what I'm photographing.
Today, I was in a manufacturing plant that makes parts for airplanes. It was fascinating to listen to and very cool to see the parts being made.