Sunday, August 14, 2011

Close Encounters

Ahhh, the missing butterfly whom I was seeking a few weeks back in the park's butterfly garden.
Although this adventurous butterfly has wandered far from its garden home. Clinging desperately to this flower as hurricane-force winds blow and tossing it back and forth like a kite. Luckily for me, it was just a mild breeze.
It will have quite a survivor's story to tell when it returns home.

A lizard watches with panic to see what giant has interrupted its morning sunning ritual.
I look back in panic to see what small creature had moved amongst the rocks and interrupted my morning hike.
We eye each other cautiously before we both scurry away in fear.

A dragonfly thinks he is camouflaged against the colorful ground.
He doesn't move and glares at me angrily. All its tiny hairs stand erect readying for the attack.
I show him my big camera lens pretending it is a futuristic secret weapon.
He flies away in supersonic speeds to battle someone else his own size.

- Karen


Sebab said...

Very beautiful!Finally you caught all of them.
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lina said...

I love the dragonfly shot. It looks like its ready to charge. ;)

Jidhu Jose said...

great shots

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos of the butterfly, lizzy and the dragonfly is my favorite. Great captures.

rainfield61 said...

The helicopter has landed on a wrong place.

It might think you are a valuable passenger.

Mandy said...

I loved his post! It was just delightful. I loved your witty comments and your photos are really excellent too! I am partial to dragonflies but I think my favourite photo here is the butterfly.

Ryan said...

You turn a little hike into an epic tale of a battle of wits, love it.

William K Wallace said...

Sounds like an adventurous hike. I especially like the dragon fly image, it looks so mean.

betchai said...

i had the same butterfly yesterday too, but did not get a chance to post it yet. beautiful pictures.

AVCr8teur said...

Thanks everyone for the visit and comments. I'm glad you like the photos and stories; otherwise, it was a fairly uneventful hike.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, I think your close-up shots are amazing.