Monday, November 8, 2010

I Am Actually A Guest

I used this picture as a wallpaper but it turned out to frighten my colleague away. Is the grasshopper so ugly, with the left and right of its face so well-balanced and symmetrical, as how I have found myself in the mirror?

I have had so far dark brown, green and orange grasshoppers in my checklist. There maybe some pink, purple, or blue grasshoppers in the wild. Why not? Life is so colorful!

Nevertheless, this insect refused to leave when I said bye-bye, I had to stamp my feet instead, but it chose to stay not too far away, watching at me:

“Hi friend, I am actually your host.”

30 comments:

Ginnymo said...

What awesome shots Rain!! I think he is beautiful!!

VanilaSeven said...

Nice pic. No wonder your colleague freaked out! LOL! :D

The Retired One said...

Fabulous macros of this little guy!!!

AVCr8teur said...

I think it's kind of cute and almost looks like it has a little beard.

***Icy BC said...

Wow..fantastic macro of this grasshopper's face, and the color is very beautiful, Rainfield.

Lily Riani said...

somehow am not talented to take insect pics. the patience i guess i am lacking.

sweetmemoirs said...

so i'm a guest too. great host, huh! ~Cher

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of your host. I don't understand how his picture could frighten your colleague. You did a wonderful job with all of these photos.

One said...

Yellow grasshopper? I haven't seen one like that. Sexy pink like the heliconia? That would be really interesting.

Diane AZ said...

Great pictures of your host!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Pretty fella!

Loshini said...

how do you get them to stay still for your pictures rainfield? the first shot's a bit freaky, but the others make him look really good!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I can assure you, he is very charming..ugly never crossed my mind. Birds are just lovely models..these guys have charisma! Their expressions are priceless! You maybe catch your subjects when lost..I take advantage when they've lost a battle (heh heh)-:))

rainfield61 said...

I still keep this picture as my wallpaper. It is as beautiful as you all.

LOL.

betchai said...

no, it's not ugly at all, it is awesome, love the expression in tis eyes.

Mabel Low said...

I think your colleague's just not fond of insects? And definitely not know how to appreciate the art of photography! NICE!

CH said...

It must be good I can put both yours and the face of the grasshopper side by side.

Who is more handsome?

p3chandan said...

I think you are more handsome so thats why he wont go away, he's admiring you!Or he likes his photos taken n he doesnt mind posing for you! Great shots as always Rainfield..

Mei Teng said...

I like the last photo. Great looking little fella.

fufu said...

host and guest! yeah i am a guest!!

RNSANE said...

Wow, I never was particularly attracted to grasshoppers but your photos of this little guy ( or could it be a gal? ) show such a cute, expressive critter. I think I'm falling in love.

eileeninmd said...

I think he is cute! Fantastic shots of the grasshopper, Rainfield!

Ayie said...

i thought it's a cricket

Misalyn said...

Wow! Beautiful macro shots! Awesome critter.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, to me, he is kinda cute. I've not seen one closeup so this is a treat :)

ruthi said...

That was an awesome shot! Great Macro Shot! Maybe it is too sharp and look so real that they were scared it will jump out of your monitor.

Harumi said...

Not at all creepy.. I find that smiling face really cute! =D

Love that last pic the best. The rusty colors look like a red carpet rolled out for this lil VIP here. ^__^

Betty Manousos said...

absolutely exquisite shots!

Betty Manousos said...

absolutely exquisite shots!

⊱↫PreciousKD↬⊰ said...

He has an awesome looking face, a little intimidating at first, but very charismatic!