Sunday, March 27, 2011

Eyes

"The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than imagination awake."

My pupils were dilated to see the trail under the moon. Dark moving figures, near or far, tall or short, were coming toward or going away from me. The darkness was saturated, and people kept silent. I could not hear the babblers chirping.

Only the raindrop was willing to tell layers of story through its startling bright eye, but I had the feeling those were related to a reptile. The forked tongues were hidden, though not completely.

My pupils started to contract when the moon had disappeared. There were actually more to see. And I always saw Dusky Leaf Monkey stayed very quiet atop some trees. Very tame, yet so very confused.

It must have awaken fully.

26 comments:

One said...

That is a fantastic shot of the monkey. Seriously, it's great and I'm jealous. :)

p3chandan said...

You walk there at night? Not dangerous ar especially the slithering forked tongue thing! Eyes following you in the dark...scary! The cute little monkey I dont mind, always encounter its relation in my morning walk too.

wenn said...

wow, that monkey's eyes look so big!

RNSANE said...

That little monkey is the cutest thing, rainfield. How big is he, actually? I would be so timid out there on a night tril with creepy crawlies, moon or no moon, especially by myself.

Frieda said...

The three pictures are great.
I think I would be too afraid of the dark the take a walk at night...

eileeninmd said...

You are brave to be in the woods at night. I love the cute monkey and its beautiful eyes. Great shots.

Icy BC said...

The eyes of the Dusky Leaf monkey are so beautiful, and so was the raindrop! Wonderful photos..

reanaclaire said...

I like the photo of the DROP.. so clear..

wiseacre said...

My what big eyes you have.

The better to freak you out with
...said the dusty leaf monkey

Autumn Belle said...

The theme for this post is black - for the moon, the rain drop and also the monkey but this is a beautiful black!

Filip Demuinck said...

Very nice subject, you have a lot of imagination

Regina said...

This was sure a treat!! I could enlarge everyone! Your right, I think they leave impressions we're not always aware of? Your moon puts mine to shame..but it's still counts I suppose (ha ha). Somehow you manage to get quite the expressions! Very enjoyable-

Cheryl said...

I would be leary of walking about in the dark! I like the photo of the little monkey, how cute!

Shifan said...

Grate macros. I have never seen that type of monkey in Sri Lanka.

Sharkbytes said...

Wow, a night hike. I haven't done very much of that. But I know that there are lots of great things to see. Love the monkey.

The Retired One said...

Great shots, especially your header!

Amila said...

Some great photos there,and nice thoughts to go with them!

Malar said...

Excellent shot! but...i hate monkeys in my garden!

betchai said...

each one of them is unique and very well taken, the monkey however is something not everyone of us can shoot any day, unless we go to the zoo :(

Ann said...

you are so clever to capture that water droplet. I have yet to do it.

What do you mean it was not so complicated 20 years ago? You became a Kiwi?

Bengbeng said...

i am fascinated more n more by yr writing :)

Amin said...

I liked the monkey photo very much!
Well done!

Amin said...

Beautiful eyes!

AVCr8teur said...

The monkey looks like he was hypnotized, perhaps it was the moon.

Misalyn said...

What can I say? A super WOW of course!!!

Stunning shots! My fave is the raindrop. You made me wish more for a macro lens.

kulasa said...

oh, such beautiful photos! all of them a treat to the eyes!