Tuesday, February 8, 2011

plucky bug


i don't know what he is...


but he held on while i ran in to grab the camera

and didn't seem to mind his photo shoot one bit.
even when i held those blossoms in my hand
to keep them from blowing away
in the gusty wind.

14 comments:

Jodi said...

That's one crazy bug! I wonder what it is. I wish you lived close by; I think we'd have fun collecting shells and photographing bugs--and birds. :)

B. Meandering said...

Awesome photography, Leslie! The detail is outstanding! I caught up on your other posts and they are equally wonderful. You're really turning into an incredible photographer. :0

Joyce said...

He/she does look very interesting. I'm glad he/she stood still for you to capture such details. Very pretty! xo

S. Etole said...

he adds a nice bit of color to that beautiful flower ...

deb colarossi said...

the orange is incredible.
as is he.
great capture.

Elizabeth said...

He looks so primitive -- perhaps he's been there for a million years.

Noelle Renee said...

Well I think that he is tenacious and fabulous and that is a good lesson for us all. We must all hold on to the big orange blossoms of life while we can!
xoxo,
Noelle

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

leslie!
the bug had a crush! on you!
lo-vely takes, my sweet!!

Francesca said...

Ok, I don't like those bugs when I find them in my garden, but perhaps I need to look at them from a different perspective.

Maryse said...

The colors are striking. He knew he would add nicely to the picture. And I'm sure whatever he found in/on the flower did not hurt either. :)

Graceful said...

No one knows what the bug is! We've actually gotten them inside our house around here -- not so much fun. They are sloooooow moving and prehistoric. The kids love them, but I get the major creeps. Cool photos though, Leslie!

rebecca said...

your love holds me...
from winds that work,
against all odds.

for your strength and grace i am grateful.

beth said...

we had these bugs in the pan handle and our friends said they were "stink bugs" but they look nothing like the stink bugs we have in wisconsin....

and yes, i have photos of them, too :)

Kim Hyland said...

THAT is a Chinese Stink Beetle! Our house is infested with them. There's an interesting article at the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/us/27stinkbug.html
We have a theory that they are really small information gathering robots from China, so getting rid of them is both a practical and political duty ;) Nevertheless, very pretty pictures!