Thursday, September 6, 2012

Walking Stick

When I saw a walking stick duck walking this morning, I knew that it was, the topic of my next post.

I pulled my camera out, but tried in vain to locate its eye, a window to the soul, each of its body parts was colored so identically, yet I believed I did take a few quick and intelligent guess shots.


It eye is only a tiny black dot in the monitor screen, but big enough to show the nervousness. It never seems to enjoy living in the "media" spotlight. 


I wonder how it manages to learn that in a short life span of about one to two years.

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48 comments:

Sharkbytes said...

How interesting that you have walking sticks too. There must be species of them worldwide. I think they are awesome!

Lighthousegal said...

There are two insect critters that I do not like and cringe when I see them. Walking Sticks and Praying Mantis. I go FAR, FAR, out of their way and avoid them. Once I had a Praying Mantis get on my car I was in a panic as to how I was going to get in my car. Finally I got a broom and knocked it off. Gives me chills just thinking about it.
But, you did get some good pictures of that thing.
Thanks for stopping by my Blog!!

George said...

Your reputation must be well known on the mountain since the walking stick has learned about the media spotlight. Your first photo is amazing.

Icy BC said...

Wow..great spotting on those walking sticks, Mr. Rainfield! You're a wise man of the jungle..

Cloudy said...

Die haben eine gute Tarnung...

Servus
CL

Deb Crecelius said...

We have these in Indiana, USA, too!
They are fascinating...
and always unexpected...
startling when I see one!

TexWisGirl said...

they are fascinating creatures. :)

Secondary Roads said...

He is an interesting and unique character. We have them here too, and enjoy watching them.

Buttons said...

Oh I love walking sticks you always have me wondering. I love the way you think. B

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Nature is so amazing! When I was a child these things would terrify me, but now with my camera I'd be chasing it all over the place. Great shots!

Juliana said...

Wow! so new and unbelievable for me!
wonder of nature! tnx for sharing!

xoxo, Juliana
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betchai said...

oh wow wow wow, see those eyes, very vivid despite it is so small, great shot Rainfield of another great find.

de engineur said...

Can't see its eyes though, I think I'll need to get hold of it to see it. I saw this on our door the other day and the only thing that prevent me from holding it with my bare hands was the suspicion that it would excrete some kind of poison. I used tissue and removed it.

Diane AZ said...

Amazing how you could notice the walking stick when it blends in so well! I wonder what kind of critters I've missed...

Betty Manousos said...

wow, those are amazing creatures!
what a great find!

lovely shots, your photos are always worth the look.

have a great weekend!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great photos but not clear about 'walking sticks' ~ will do some research ~ enjoy the weekend ~ (A Creative Harbor)

thanks for coming by ~ love to 'see you' ~ ^_^

Magia da Inês said...

彡♡` Olá, amigo!

Foto perfeita!

Linda noite!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil ♡彡.
¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮

eileeninmd said...

The walking stick are neat critters. They blend in so well. Great eye and wonderful photos. Have a wonderful weekend, Rainfield.

Pat said...

I love those. You did a very good job spotting this one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're hard to spot, but I am always delighted when I see them -- or their cousins the Praying Mantis. Thanks for sharing yours -- it's been a while since I've seen one in real life. Instinct works pretty well for most insects doesn't it? Perhaps we two-legged creatures should rely on it more often!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

could have fooled me, amazing observation ! cool taken !~

Minor said...

It looks like a autumn leaf. Nice shots! I sometimes see these kind insects in our country too.

Nancy Claeys said...

Such an interesting insect. Great capture, my friend.

CameraCruise said...

Wow, how fascinating they are.
I've heard of them, but never seen them.
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Mette

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

Great photos and what a great eye you have to see him - he would have been completely hidden from me.

wenn said...

great shot!

Angie said...

so this is called a Walking Stick..hahaha pardon this ignoramus now I learnt something today. Outstanding capture.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great and unusual capture!

Danielle said...

It is amazing that you even saw this!!! What a great capture of a very unusual and intriguing subject.

Arti said...

You have an amazing way of presenting things! Haha, media spotlight!! Loved the shots, its really pretty.
Have a Happy Sunday :)

Brita said...

Your text is deep, your photos tell of decay. Your photos are always well composed and have aaltid a soul and a story, even without the text, which I do not always understand. / Brita

Frieda said...

These are amazing creatures (perfect camouflage!). It's too bad that they don't enjoy the spotlight :)

Kerri said...

I'm sure we have walking sticks here - but I've never seen one. They are VERY cool creatures!!

Cheryl said...

Maybe it's happier living out of the spotlight. It's more peaceful there.

missing moments said...

They are always so hard to spot. Great captures!

•°°• PreciousKD •°°• said...

Oh these are amazing photos of the walking stick! You have good eyes to spot it.

Deborah said...

fantastic photos!

Ratty said...

I love walking sticks. I've only ever seen one myself, but I was fascinated.

Malar said...

Thats's cute insect! I use to see them in my kampung last time but now no more.....
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Cher said...

it takes a watchful eye to see that critter!

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic photographs, unusual observation. I am greeting

EG CameraGirl said...

Great shot illustrating camouflage!

AVCr8teur said...

It is one of the most unusual critters in nature. If it closes its eyes, it is truly a stick.

Amin said...

Hello! Very beautiful photos!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Remind me of my childhood this small critters. Nostalgic.

RNSANE said...

Goodness, it certainly has great camouflage! I would have missed it entirely.

Emm in London said...

Wow, it is a long time since I have seen a stick insect! I usually only see them in South Africa. Well done on spotting it!

Jana said...

wow, how verey incredible and interesting, I have never spotted them here in Europe! thanks for showing them to me:-) happy weekend!