Thursday, October 21, 2010

Little Grasshopper

Keep my chin up and I’ll see the clouds in the sky. Keep my chin down and all I’ll see is not always the dirt on the floor, I see also little spirits.

It emerged from the edge of a leaf and stared at me curiously while I was busy photographing its neighborhood. It looked confused in front of my camera wondering who actually I was and what actually I was doing. It seemed to spend time making assumptions and checking on the "true" or "false".

I do not know how though the life of a grasshopper is, but its eyes were bloodshot and weary. It kept scratching its head and shaking its little brain.

Do all philosophers always stress themselves to the limit?

"Let's go back for another round of sleep."

"Yawn."

22 comments:

Ginnymo said...

What a neat Grasshopper!! Awesome photos of it. He didn't even mind that you were there. But then you did wake him.

Cate said...

Cute, good capture Rainfield.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I've never seen one that up close and personal. He does look like he's had one too many with those bloodshot eyes. Wonderful detail in these shots.

Sharkbytes said...

It's adorable. I don't know how you get this little critters to hold still for you!

But he seems quite surprised as your visit

Diane AZ said...

Sweet little guy, he does look like he's had a hard life. Yes, sleep would be good, zzzzz.

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Kilauea Poetry said...

You've nearly described me Rainfields- honest!! These expressions you've captured are priceless!!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Look like me not enough sleep:)

Icy BC said...

That's a really cool looking grasshopper, and the color is awesome, Rainfield! Have a great weekend with your family..

Ann said...

No rain, Got haze equals no mushroom?

I bought a little worm farm and dug in my garden, and found one miserable fat worm and one thin worm. I found also a tiny green bug which looks like a spittlebug. The kids were delighted.

Told the kids to dig for worms at home, wonder how many will do it.

CH said...

You must know how to talk to the grasshopper.

I like the way it turned away from the scene. Look at the expression.

Loshini said...

it's a bug's life

Mei Teng said...

The grasshopper looked like it has got blood shot eyes..hehe.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Ur macros are getting better and better!

RNSANE said...

I guess you shook up its turf, rainfield, and he was just checking to see if it was an earthquake that was about to disrupt life for him. Great shots!!

AVCr8teur said...

Did you wake up the little guy from his sleep?

Frieda said...

Great pictures and what a description! I like this post very much :-)

rainfield61 said...

Macro photography enables me to see little critters from a different perspective.

Wow!!!!! There are surprises one after another.

George said...

These are wonderful macros of the grasshopper. You did a marvelous job capturing him.

Ayie said...

It's amazing how you get to have such close encounters and deep conversations with these tiny creatures.

Harumi said...

Aww.. it does look like a sleepyhead. =D Classic photos Rain. You are totally in sync with nature. ^__^

Ruthi said...

cool! maybe he was just disoriented or partied all night. that explained the bloodshot eyes. hehehe