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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Friend or Foe?







The hole in the petal suggests he might be foe, but he was too cute for me to exercise "pest control".




"Look Mummy, he's got stripers, just life tigers and zebras" exclaims three year old Miss E.

Sharing at Macro Friday, Favourite Photo of the Week, I Heart Macro.

50 comments:

Joyful said...

Simply fantastic photos!

Nick said...

Awesome photography...your little bug-eyed friend looks real cute :)

Gillian Olson said...

Your pictures of this little "hopper" are amazing. He couldn't have picked a better colour flower to be photographed on could he.

Ashley Sisk said...

As long as it stays put, it can be a friend. So beautiful.

Gayle said...

Wow! Great photography and love the little green bug!

Catherine said...

These photo's are magnificent!!! You are an artist! Have a beautiful and blessed weekend, Catherine

Tiffany said...

He is so cute..for a bug. Love the contrast in color and Miss E's sweet comment. Have a great weekend.

Tiffany

poppilinnstudios said...

Absolutely gorgeous photography! So cute!
-Lynn

forgetmenot said...

Sometimes you just have to "look the other way"--he is too cute to do away with. Great photos. Mickie :)

Shel said...

Wow - he's awesome! Great shots!

msdewberry said...

Your little bug is very cute, in a kind of creepy way!! Awesome photos!

Katalin said...

gyönyörű fotók:))

Kim Stevens said...

I think it's actually quite cute and I love the contrast of the green with the red - beautiful!!

Valerie said...

Captivating pics - I, too, would be hard pressed to activate pest control. Thanks for sharing this delightful little creature

geanina said...

it's so cute! I say friend :) great work!

POESIE-LYRIK-HAIKU-KURZGESCHICHTEN-H-P's MÄRCHENSEITE-FOTOGRAFIE-H-P's FOTO ART said...

Grossartige Macro einer jungen Langfühlerschrecke...

Liebe Grüsse

Hans-Peter

Steve said...

Beautiful work!!!

geetlee said...

He is kinda cute though I may have been a little scared if I was near him.
Love the contrast of the green and orange. Beautiful shots!

Nadege, said...

Amazing looking creature, love the stripes. And that flower is the perfect background for it.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous shots, love the contrasting colors!

Jill said...

The colors are fantastic in these!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent macro.

Regards and best wishes

Marty said...

beautiful "grasshoper" on a red flower!!! funny lovely miss E;
hae a nice weekend

Wenche said...

Just love looking at your pictures. Its so beautiful and colorful. Just adoring ;0)

Helma said...

Great as this cricket you have to act to capture the photo. Beautifully sharp and a very beautiful flower. Beautiful shot.

Greetings, Helma

Ruth said...

haha! great shots there of your green friend(?)

Filip Demuinck said...

I like the pictures and the insect.

Greetings,
Filip

Your Gardening Friend said...

I imagine the thought of killing the grasshopper that resembles a cute and fuzzy zebra to your child, sort of got squashed. LOL... :)

It is a neat looking hopper though.

Madge said...

Wonderful close up shots! Wow!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Insects are quite the marvels aren't they. Amazing photographs!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Wow. Fantastic photos. Just gorgeous

ladyfi said...

Oh, definitely a friend! Look how charming he is - and gorgeous markings too!

Sally said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I just stopped by for a visit at yours. Love the flowers! ~Sally

T... said...

just stunning, your colours are amazing and how you capture the natural beauty if it all

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures! I don't mind the critters as long as they aren't eating my plants and flowers. Great up close shot!

Have a wonderful day!

Tracey N. said...

He is so beautiful, I guess he has to be a friend even though it looks like hes dining on your beautiful flowers. Great captures.

Pat said...

What a great shot - you must have the patience of Job!

Annette said...

Awesome shots! I don't know why bugs won't stay still long enough for me to take their picture! Kind of like trying to get a picture of my 3 year old granddaughter!

Kimberly said...

Wonderful shots! I find the detail in insects to be fascinating! They are all so different.

CraftyHope said...

He is a cutie for sure!
Well done!

Giga said...

Jeśli to nawet szkodnik, to jest taki ładny :-). Śliczne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam

ShonEjai said...

Oh wow! Great photos. The last one really show him (her) off.

Kala said...

Wonderful colors! You've captured some great details of this little guy in the last photo.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Looks like a very friendly fellow. I would still let him stay in our garden. Great shots!

whatandysees said...

Who are we to say what is friend or foe?....... he is trying to make his way in life as we are, he may lunch on your blooms but what joy he has shared via your skill with the lens!....:)

A little while back I was sitting (chilling) with a beer looking out to sea on our favourite island when something dropped on my head from the roof of the taverna, panic set in for a moment and I shook my head only to see a preying mantis drop on the floor!..... it was the first time i'd seen one in the flesh.... for the next hour we sat entranced by it's magnificence!.... Friend?.. Foe?.... who cares? made my day!...:)

Karin M. said...

Wow ... that's great ... fantastic ...
LG: Karin

Kateri said...

Oh, he is so cute. :) I'm all for not killing bugs unless it they are doing extensive damage...and there aren't many bugs around here that do that.

Liz said...

Great shots!!
Might I suggest "friend" to inquisitive little people & young boys and "foe" to those of us who love our flowers. That's my personal experience anyway.
xxoo

Barb said...

Glorious!

Misty said...

I'm a sucker for bug photos. This one is great! Thanks for linking up.

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