Sunday, November 21, 2010

Beauty and the Beast

Once tried, I get addicted. Though might be fooled again, I continue my exploration into their little world .

But I was then shocked instead in front of my viewfinder window. This brown hopper was unexpectedly rugged and worn out.

Though fated and predestined, this was still an unpleasant face.

I made a simple effort to console myself by focusing on a nearby Beauty that was wearing a red ribbon. I shifted the piece of leaf for a better pose, and to move her closer to the "beast". She stayed calm and patient.

"Oh, it's no use. She's so beautiful, and I'm... Well, look at me!" the Beast muttered.

"But anyhow, thank you for stopping by."

19 comments:

AVCr8teur said...

The beast has a face that only a mother could love.

Icy BC said...

Great photos, Rainfield..Beauty and the beast can still share the same environment..

Kirigalpoththa said...

That face (2nd pic) is looks really beasty! Never seen such a close photo! Super capture!!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Is the beast morphing? I don't know why suddenly I have an image of the belalang like crustacean who changes shell as they grow bigger. Too much imagination.

Diane AZ said...

Nice macro photography! If the saying, "opposites attract" is true, maybe there is hope of those two being friends.

Sharkbytes said...

Galloping Galoshes- you've slipped into some prehistoric time cavern of the rocks!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh for Pete's sake.. comical!! Well I can actually say I've captured a few of these insects when they were worn out too (or maybe just harassed) Ask how I would no that?!! I love these macros of the beauty and the beast!

p3chandan said...

The belalang is looking more like an udang galah to me...anyway Rainfield, Beauty n the Beast, opposites attract!

CH said...

The beast looks like a fierce dragon outside some cavern of the rocks.

Be careful, it is going to spout flame....

Mei Teng said...

That insect does have an unpleasant face in the 2nd photo. Reminds me of the movie Alien.

Heather Dugan ("Footsteps") said...

Very nice macros! Love those dramatic splotches of red on the Beast's shoulders.

sweetmemoirs said...

the beauty outshines the beast but i must say life is boring without beasts around. both teach us a lesson, it all depends on how we take it. ;)

eileeninmd said...

It is like beauty and the beast. Fantastic macro shots, Rainfield.

rainfield61 said...

Yes, a mother's love is the greatest.

We are always inspired by nature, and start to imagine. That's nothing wrong, I do believe.

Anyhow, the existence of beauty and the beast is just because of law of comparison.

Ann said...

Looks like a big ugly rock monster.

George said...

The detail you've capered in these macros is amazing. The face in the second photo is definitely beastly.

VanillaSeven said...

Yikes. The face so scary!

Ayie said...

a beauty and a beast, a capture which speaks of itself!

ruthi said...

they may look like beasts... but your photos of them are beautiful.