Sunday, January 9, 2011

I Was The Third Party

(吹皱一池春水,干卿何事?)

I am not fond of voyeuristic business. The lack of a private place was a real problem to them.

And I was not alone. Though holding no camera, this moth stayed side by side with me to witness this happening.


I live just a simple-minded life; I did not know what it was thinking. It might be a philosopher, or just another peeping Tom.

The couple might be done, too shy, frustrated, or angry. They separated.

One of them left abruptly.

I continued to picture the other half, but it left immediately after a brief rest.

When turning around, I found no company. I was the only third party.

26 comments:

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos of a "private moment". It's the nature of life..

Ginnymo said...

Great photos of these mates..They had to hurry because you were watching..ha!

Mei Teng said...

Pretty butterflies. They looked pretty large.

p3chandan said...

Im amazed that you could snap those private moments so easily. I find it hard even to snap a ladybird. By the time I get my camera, its gone!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Nice moment shot. I only see white cabbage butterfly laying eggs.

Ayie said...

Privacy rainfield?

oh well those are great shots!

happy new year!

Bengbeng said...

great shots. u shud consider getting a video cam

eileeninmd said...

They are a beautiful couple! You always capture great nature moments. Wonderful photos.

One said...

Hahaha! I have more of these. But you are going to say something bad so I didn't post them.

Frieda said...

Another private moment that was captured very well by you...

AVCr8teur said...

It seems the jungle is not big enough for insects to have their privacy.

Ann said...

No wonder some insects become extinct, the photographers interrupt their mating season, and they they may only have this one chance.

Was watch a python which ate an antelope. Don't know if it is through, after eating, he doesn't have to eat for a year.

http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2010/09/friday-shootoutflora-fauna-and-critters.html
In Australian, my cousin had a big python which ate a big possum. The snake catches came, caught it, and then released it so it will go to another house. So bodoh!!!!!

roentarre said...

These were simply amazing shots. The colour and the life of it all.\

Yes, I have tried keow teow which was one my weekly must have food :)

Amin said...

Very beautiful post!

CH said...

Wow!! You watched the whole process.

And you disturbed them from the beginning.

Sharkbytes said...

What a stunning insect!

George said...

This is another set of beautiful macros. I'm glad the other moth was just another 'watcher' instead of a policeman come to arrest you for being a Peeping Tom.

rainfield61 said...

What an idea! A policeman from their colony who was on patrol.

"You are under arrest!"

Wow!! Cool!!

Gary said...

Romantic. LOL. Nice shots!

Ann said...

Bullying is quite a problem here. We teachers are not allowed to publish kids.

In my photo:

The little boy blue is not so little, he is my 14 year old son and he is taller than me.

It was after we had to walk on a lot of volcanic rocks, and I was far behind.

They were waiting for me, and he was squatting there resting while waiting for me.

The cows came so near to him.

This is another place where I showed you the sheep.

It's summer, and we want to make the best use of our holidays. So we have been out almost every alternate day. In winter, I usually hibernate and don't go out.

silent moments said...

Love certainly is in the air !

lovely macros :)

betchai said...

gosh, you just were there to enjoy their private moment :)

Kilauea Poetry said...

"I was the only third party"..but then you plastered it all over the internet! lol)
These are beautiful!! Very nice contrast- sharp and clear:)
Keep peeping (ha ha)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes nice couple! Captured well!! :D

Misalyn said...

Outstanding photos! You were really fortunate watching that "private moment".

By the way, happy new year rainfield! (better to be late than never :)))

RNSANE said...

Perhaps they arranged to meet somewhere else, outside the venue of prying eyes, rainfield!!