Friday, October 16, 2009

Oops Hops

I have found this tiny grasshopper perching between the greens and yellows this morning. To have spotted this critter in a small corner of this vast forest, and without much effort and time, was simply unexplainable.

There was then no hesitation for my next action since we were fated to meet each other, at this moment. This moment would be erased within seconds, and left behind no traces.

I lifted a piece of leaf and moved my camera through gently and carefully for a closer encounter.

"Hello! Hello! Can you please adjust your pose a little bit?" I had to move myself then since it seemed to be a one-way communication.

I squeezed myself further into the bushes. It could smell a man better by now, but hopefully it would never confuse the smell of a man with that of sweat.

Oops!! It hopped, and was forever gone.

It appeared from nowhere, and had to return there finally.

24 comments:

Icy BC said...

Love all your shots, rainfield, and your humor brought a smile to my face..Have a lovely weekend with your family!

Diane AZ said...

What a delightful moment you captured, I love its little face!

Kirigalpoththa said...

That is a great capture. I like this spotetd variety..Weldone!

Cher said...

you always me me smile with your 'snapstory' and snapshots. ;)

Salitype said...

a meeting destined to leave a trace of everlasting image....wonderful rain!

the surroundings is not only intense with green foliage, it is above all pulsing with life..

eng

Sharkbytes said...

Very cute explanation! I like how it looks to be studded with little jewels.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Seeing this grasshopper closeup is a real treat. What a great find, it was meant for you to see him. He posed just enough for you to capture his entire essence :) great job Rainfield.

Glennis said...

Very cute little fellow, now gone to the nowhere he came from!

Tabib said...

You made use of that few seconds of opportunity, before he hops for his next destination.
Happy Holiday! ;)

Autumn Belle said...

This forest grasshopper definitely looks more handsome than the one I found in my garden. This one has 'beads' around its body and head.

:: flyingstars :: said...

fantastic shots...nice view!!

rainfield61 said...

Icy BC: Have a nice weekend to you with a smile on your face.

Diane AZ: I would like to freeze this delightful moment for you. Forever happy.

Kirigalpoththa: The capture is only great if you all like it.

Cher: Then I can say you would not feel sad when you are with MyJourney.

Salitype: This is the question I have been asking myself. Am I able to leave a trace of everlasting image?

Sharkbytes: The little jewels are invaluable to this grasshopper. You won't find them at other places.

Poetic Shutterbug: Then I have done the right thing to shown you this grasshopper closeup.

Glennis: It is the nowhere that it is belonged to.

Tabib: Happy Holiday. These split of seconds just make me and you knowing each other.

Autumn Belle: Those in our garden may have been pampered by us. Aren't we? lol.

flyingstars: Thanks for your comment. Happy Diwali.

Footsteps said...

Your last sentence is wonderful (as is the rest of your post).

Bangchik said...

The little thing must have thought that the smell of a man is a real threat, as registered in its library of brain cells.... How would the poor thing know that man is so sweet and harmless.... haha... if things are constantly agreeable that is. ~bangchik

Bengbeng said...

next time wrap yrself in a banana leaf n it might think you are a grasshopper too :)

i was jus thinking to myself this morning how privileged we r to share with yr observations as they bcome part of ours

rainfield61 said...

Footsteps: I read again the last sentence for a few more times; it may be wonderful as you have pointed out. lol.

Bangchik: Your comments are nowadays getting more humourous. Ya, life is tough, we need to find a balance.

Bengbeng: So I have to carry a banana leaf durig my hiking. Holding a camera on the right hand, and a piece of banana leaf on the left, ahhh.. how shall I look like?

TT said...

yea very nice picture

Pacey said...

That 3rd shot is awesome rain. Love that softness and hopper just blends with the green leaves. BTw, maybe you lost me coz I changed url, had a problem with my previous.

Radka said...

Hello, you have a very nice blog and your photos are so beautiful, I wish a nice day. Radka.

AVCr8teur said...

Nice! It looks shocked that you its hiding place.

rainfield61 said...

TT: Thanks for your visit.

Pacey: I wonder why I have lost you for a while in the blogoshere. Hehe.. it is not reliable.

Radka: Have a nice day Radka. Your little kid is cute.

AVCr8teur: Haha! Am I a intruder and not welcomed by the hopper?

Ratty said...

You were glad to see this grasshopper, and it was glad to go. We see these creatures as beautiful. I wonder how they see us.

Ayie said...

and you captured it well before it leaped through nowhere =)

The Retired One said...

Wow..great macro shots of that little cutie grasshopper!! He did want to talk to you, but he was shy. ha