Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Busy

“Don’t come near, gadfly.” Somebody was talking to me.

It was a busy morning over in the meadow: A grasshopper hopped recklessly as it sensed an approaching earthquake. A butterfly flew restlessly as the nectar smelled sweaty and stinky. A bee hammered its head relentlessly against a weed flower; it stung itself after missing the target.

“Go away.” The protest came back. I then understood that I was not that hateful. There was some sort of gadfly nearby an ant.

I assumed the role of Superman to help fighting the villain away.

The ant was in turn busy in action, busy showing off under the flashlights.

Everybody was very busy, everybody was busy not for own self, and nothing seemed to ever get done in a busy morning.

Ah, Superman thought that he could rescue the world.

25 comments:

Icy BC said...

Oh the ant is so hairy. It would scare the enemies away. Glad that superman gets involved:-)

texwisgirl said...

lovely images. and it IS a very hairy ant!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

I did not know that there are hairy ants.

London Caller said...

Ha ha! We had Spierman the other day.
Today is Superman.
So if you take pictures of a firefly, she would become Firestar, right?

George said...

These are great macros of the ant. I, too, was surprised at the bristles on the ant.

betchai said...

wow, your macro shot of the ant is very impressive, the hairs are so well defined and stand out. never saw ants that hairy. everybody was busy, and that was good :)

Shifan said...

Yes he is the Superman. Those macros are very impressive

Sharkbytes said...

a hairy ant?! never saw one like that. how interesting.

Ratty said...

You must have an excellent camera to capture even the hair on this so very busy little ant.

AVCr8teur said...

The ant is quite a bit bigger than the gadfly. He should pick on someone his own size. Superman saved another life in distress.

Amin said...

Beautiful photos!

Amin said...

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Amin said...

Thank You very much for Your beautiful comments...

Tes said...

Such amazing macros, Rainy! So clear! :)

Bananazஇ said...

Lovely pix of the hairy ant missing some red underwear. Awesome.

Malar said...

Superman? Wow! I wisht o see him!
Are there hairy ant? Never seen them before though! ;)

Leontien said...

ha he's got a little hairs everywhere!!! amazing! LOVE your pics!

and thank you soooo much for your SUPER comment on my 4th of July blog! I laughed and laughed for at least 15 minutes!

Leontien

eileeninmd said...

The ant does look scary, should frighten everything away. Great macro shots.

Ginnymo said...

I always love your close up shots of bugs!! Amazing!!

Regina said...

Sharp images superman ..looks like a tight rope! Even they have to watch their backs!

Loshini said...

wat ginnymo said :)

Amin said...
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Amin said...

Sharp macro photos...

Frieda said...

that's a great series of pictures. I have seen such a "hairy" ant!!

RNSANE said...

You are a photographic genius. Do all ants have hair on them?