Sunday, January 16, 2011

tiny creatures


I am always intrigued by nature's tiny creatures and find butterflies to be nearly mesmerizing to watch as they float and flutter on the breeze from leaf to blossom. I truly enjoy the challenge of following one with my lens, trying to capture the colorful beauty as it rests from its dance for just a moment.

This photo by Misty DawnS is a delightful capture of another difficult subject. I love how she caught the grasshopper in his secret world, posed perfectly on a dew covered blade of grass basking in the morning light.

xo maureen of Cottage 960

Basking in the Morning Light
basking in the morning light by misty dawns

17 comments:

Paint the Moon Photography said...

You do beautiful work! :)

Kirstin said...

What a perfectly wonderful pairing. And such beautiful light too!

Our Beaten Path said...

Beautiful pictures and what a neat site! I hoped over from Ashley's Ramblings & Photos...New follwer, for sure!

Our Beaten Path said...

I meant hopped... ;P

Kat Sloma said...

I am always amazed by photos like these. First, the ability to get a good shot of a tiny and usually moving creature is amazing. How do you do it without scaring them away? And then, to get a beautiful, clear image with fantastic light. Wow. Amazing photos both!

And Miles To Go... said...

wow, amazing work to both of these photographers! I also wonder and am in awe about how to get a moving creature to "sit" still for photos this crisp and beautiful. Excellent and inspiring.

Misty Dawn said...

That butterfly is gorgeous! Such beautiful and unique colors!
What an awesome thing to wake up to! I'm honored to have my little grasshopper buddy featured here today! Thank you, and thank you to everyone for all the compliments.

urban muser said...

such great photos, both of them! i love this view into their secret worlds.

Anna said...

Garden visitors are so intriguing and elusive! Wonderful captures.

Sarah Halstead said...

That first one is awesome.

Kerri said...

I am a butterfly and "creature" lover! These are both Excellent!

Oliag said...

Wow! That's all I can say!!

PhotoPuddle said...

Oh wow! Both of these are amazing!!

mosey said...

Both stunning. Makes me wish for a macro lens....

April said...

look at those little beauties!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love the different shade of green in the first shot. Just so pretty. The light around the grasshopper is amazing.

Buckeroomama said...

Wonderful captures, both!

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