Saturday, June 6, 2009

Observation on An Unknown Creature

I had spent sometimes observing an unknown creature in my little garden.

I thought it was one kind of chrysalis initially, I was wrong by then after a long enough observation. It moved. I could not figure out how a chrysalis moved by my limited knowledge and the pair of helpless spectacles, until with the help of new technology. I previewed and zoomed in using my camera, there was a creature inside the chrysalis or, I assumed, a nest. If you look carefully, it appeared at the top of the nest.

I continued my observation and shooting which made me seemed like attending a high school biology class. Learned from the earlier hints, my focus stayed at the tip of the nest. The creature was camera-shy especially when the flash was on. Though it refused to be on stage, when it emerged, how could I let it go.

It moved inward, slowly, from the tip of the branch, like a acrobat.

Then it finally reached the end of the journey with repeated disturbances from a very busy body. The travel was short to us, yet it might be a tiring long distance to this tiny creature. I better left it alone for not to continue straining this pitiful one. Actually this was part of the reason, there were noises behind me due to my obsession on this part of the garden.

I found my friend staring at a Blackbird, I commented what a stupid idiot he was. I spent my evening bending towards an ugly creature, taking pictures of those unpleasant looks. Who am I???

13 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

What an interesting creature! Think he carries his home like a tortoise..

Ana said...

Looks like you paid attention to the very finest detail of life, and that is always a very worthwhile experience. Beautiful captures.

Ginnymo said...

That is a scary little creature..Ha! What is it??

Pacey said...

Ha! weird looking creature and hope you'll be able to find it's name. Your posts are interesting and you're one keen blogger to have paid so much attention to this.

Ratty said...

I know who you are. You are a great story teller and a devoted photographer. This was a very good post. I moved my face closer to my monitor so I wouldn't miss any of the story.

rainfield61 said...

Kirigalpoththa>>> What a good description, but its home is too soft to fully protect this creature.

Ana>>> I try to discover the wonder around me piece by piece. It is fun.

Pacey>>> Thanks for you positive comment. The nature offers us with so many FOC and easy to reach kind of wonder, how can I resist?

Ratty>>> Luckily the printing of the post would not transfer to your face nowadays.

Mei Teng said...

Are you sure it's not a character from alien resurrection? Haha...looks like some kind of nest-like thing.

roentarre said...

Such an excellent cameflouge

I would not have picked up the creature being a live being!

betchai said...

the pictures look very interesting, even if to you it may look ugly, but somehow, the way you manged to capture them in picture made them look really very interesting. wonder what it is.

Glennis said...

it is ugly......whatever it is!
You have so much patience.

WiseAcre said...

I'll have to disagree on it NOT being a good protective shelter. I didn't see or hear about you eating it.

Icy BC said...

Interest creature! Have anyone figured out what it is yet?

Hannah said...

If you google a bagworm, which is in the butterfly and moth Order Lepidoptera, and the family Psychidae, you will find your mystery animal. The female never developes into a flying moth, but stays in the bag her whole life and the male is a flying moth who visits her, she lays eggs in the bag which hatch. They eat the leaves of evergreen trees, and if unchecked can kill the trees. Their favorites are red cedar and arborvitae. Cool shots!