Sunday, September 23, 2012

Baby Critters!






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56 comments:

  1. Great photos. I hate grasshoppers but have to admit those are cute photos. :)
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. great macros; loving nature's bounty

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  4. The baby grasshoppers are cute. So are the wee plantlets!

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  5. These are exquisite macro shots, very nicely done.

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  6. The face looking over the edge of the plant is a great shot!

    Stewart M - Australia

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    1. Nobody sees the face on that face, maybe as a camouflage. The eyes become the hair and it even has thick eyebrows. Can you see it now?

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  7. What baby isn't adorable? That second shot made me chuckle. How is it that the grasshoppers are all lined up like that? They look like they have come off a manufacturing production line.

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    1. Yes Jennifer, they are adorable and they occupy almost the length of an amaryllis leaf. Actually there's still a lot there. Their mother is teaching them the art of military training, and it is marching time, haha! However, i didn't see their mother. Imagine that was my first time to see grasshopper babies or grasshopperlets!

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  8. Hi Andrea,
    These are so cute! But they have a hungry look on their faces. Hope they aren't too hungry after all.
    David/:0)
    Hope you get to garden more and more EVERY weekend. :0)

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    1. haha, David you are the first person to put it that way. I've tried to see it the way you do, but i don't get that idea, maybe that gets into your head because of the big eyes. Or is it because they are all very young and needs to grow!

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  9. What gorgeous shots - those little grasshoppers are adorable!!!

    I love the bottom shot as well, especially with the tiny little heart leaves. I would like to ask your permission to feature this pic on Guest Heart Thursday (with link back to your blog). clytie-randomhearts.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes Clytie that would be fine, and thank you for the invitation. I've also visited your site.

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  10. I love the macro's Andrea. Wonderful camera work with the lens'. Look at all of those little munchers. LOL! Have a wonderful week.

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  11. Great macro shots! Grashoppers are little beauties!

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  12. Oh these are just adorable and really, really good, but all your critters are good shots.

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  13. great pictures, not fond of bugs but you have managed to make them look cute
    Janice

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  14. i can't believe these photos you have - you're such a wonder photographer. Those long legs on that first guy!! And how did you ever find that army of the little grasshopper things?!

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    1. Wendy, you are so kind. I got a macro lens, and I don't want to go to the office anymore, just want to roam around and look for minute things, haha!

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  15. These are wonderful, especially like your last two.

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  16. They actually look cute the way you photographed them Andrea!

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    1. hehe, that is the other side of being unwholesome, now i am thinking from the critters point of view!

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  17. Amazing! I love the one of them all lines up. Looks like an invading army.

    Herding Cats

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  18. Wow, excellent macro shots showing details we'd never see otherwise. Cute photo of the young ones all lined up for some sort of exercise that mom is undoubtedly in charge of.

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  19. These are amazing... that 2nd image is brilliant, he looks like he is peeking out to see what all the fuss is about. Bravo!

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Thanks Molly, look closer and you will see a face on its face. The eyes makes the hair, and it has a long beard. haha!

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  20. Who ever thought a grasshopper could look so cute!. Fortunately we are not overly bothered by them, not a whole lot of damage done here.

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  21. These are some gorgeous creatures! Amazing photos as well.

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  22. Andrea, thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment. Now I was able to check out your site. Awesome photos! Well done!

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  23. So cool! I love the little grasshoppers. What a neat set of photos. If you have time to stop by my site and say hi I'd really appreciate it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  24. Beautiful work ...
    Have a great evening! :)

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  25. i was amazed when i saw this plant at my neighbor's garden...she gave me a pot.:p now i see roots under those tiny new growth on the leaves. what do you call this plant?

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    1. That is also the same plant i put in my other site, the 'mother of thousands' or Kalanchoe daigremontiana. It is very invasive, it only looks nice at that stage. You should read my short paragraph about it@POG. It will be a problem in the future!

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  26. Adorable! Especially the one peeping over the leaf! Your photos are wonderful!

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  27. Wonderful macros! I'm very impressed that you could make those little creepy crawlies beautiful.

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    1. Hahaha, thanks Edenhills, I just took the shots and was amazed too of what they turned out.

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  28. My favourite is picture no. 3 - it reminds me of a book, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck and a legend about war in China, "The 3 Kingdoms".

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    1. I think I've read that PS Buck book, but i dont remember the story anymore! I love how other people see these shots as transforming these critters as cute, other than what they really are!

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  29. These shots are really wonderful. You are an amazing phographer.

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  30. Thank you so much Andrea, for letting me feature your wonderful hearts on this week's Guest Heart Thursday!
    clytie-randomhearts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks also Clytie for the opportunity, please let me have the pleasure. I hope to join again next time.

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  31. How very clever Andrea, and such impressive photographs.

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  32. Wspaniałe zdjęcia, a szczególnie podoba mi się trzecie. Pozdrawiam.
    Great pictures, especially like the third. Yours.

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  33. Hi Andrea, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  34. I love your shots today!!! Very cool pics of the grasshoppers.....nicely done. I especially like the one peeking over the flower petal:) Extremely awesome shots. Hope you are well:)

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  35. Those are some cute little guys!

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  36. Outstanding photos! WOW! These are great baby critters. I'm blown away at the grasshoppers though.

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