Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Surprise Greeting

I could not help feeling euphoric because of the sudden bursts of endorphins. This happened when I found a long-horned grasshopper greeting me good morning. I bet nobody should have this experience before.

It might try to be funny behind my back and never greet me purposely. We caught each other in surprise the moment I turned around while exploring the surroundings.

It looked away from me and shook its long antennae to pretend as if nothing had happened.

It then moved away slowly. Observe closely and you can find it looking back while the grasshopper was leaving me.

It did feel shy and stressful as we do. We are alike.

21 comments:

One said...

Yes, I can see it's eyeball staring at you. I haven't seen this type of grasshopper before. Thanks for sharing.

Icy BC said...

Looks like a huge grasshopper! I had one visited me a few days ago, and your photos are fantastic!

Diane AZ said...

What a nice encounter. I haven't been greeted by a grasshopper yet, but I feel it could happen any day now.

wenn said...

but i m scared of grasshopper.

AVCr8teur said...

It is well disguised amongst the leaves. It cannot keep its eyes off of you either.

fufu said...

we are the animal living in the zoo or the other way?? lol

George said...

These are wonderful macros of the grasshopper, but it looks as if he didn't quite trust you -- he kept his eye on you at all times.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

You are green with long ears? Wow, I do have a variety of friends.

RNSANE said...

Amazing pictures...do you speak their language, my friend? Have you read any of my poetry book yet?

Kilauea Poetry said...

That first image appears as if he's demanding a pass! The second..well, I think he'd sneak you in! I love these- the expressions you've captured are magical and priceless! Must be the sudden rush of endorphins:))

Mei Teng said...

The first grasshopper in the 1st photo seemed to be saying hi! :)

Frieda said...

Amazing pictures!
I have never been greeted by a grasshopper :-)

trailsnet said...

...a beautifully photographed grasshopper surrounded by lovely words.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Grasshopper seems to like you very much.

eileeninmd said...

Not everyone is greeted by a grasshopper, what a nice experience. Wonderful captures, Rainfield.

CH said...

The grasshopper decorated your life.

rainfield61 said...

I always find hiking partners. They are beside me all the time.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Great captures!

Harumi said...

That's a big fella with a scary looking glare, good enough to creep me out. =D

BTW I'm really starting to wonder, if you're actually invisible to them, as they pose so naturally. Are you the Invincible Invisible Man? =D

Ayie said...

what a glare...i will be scared if that was me being checked

Ruthi said...

cute. so cute. love the color.