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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Life in the Meadow

While walking through the ditch meadow by our house last weekend, I found lots of interesting subjects to photograph. A really striking shield bug, some will know it as a stink bug, that was nestled among some yellow flowers. An absolutely gorgeous mint green grasshopper. A very tiny tan plant bug on the tansy. And the most interesting of all (actually photographed against our storage shed) was this poor grasshopper who's missing a leg. He tried to hop away from me to no avail. It was sad to watch. Hope he didn't become bird or cat food.





4 comments:

Hilary said...

Even in the insect world, it aches to see something suffer. Though bird or cat food would be a better end for it than a slow death. Wonderful photos.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Good point. Getting eaten may be the better deal. I'm not sure how a grasshopper fairs without a leg. It was one of his back hopping legs, too, which is why he couldn't get away. I guess as long as he can reach the leaves, he should be OK. It'd just be a long walk. Probably hard on him. I don't usually like to photograph injured subjects, but I figure a missing leg is survivable. Hopefully.

SE'LAH... said...

breaks my heart...hopefully, he escaped to safety with a source of food. amazing photos!

thanks so much for your visits.

forestwalk/laura k said...

...so much to see...in nature...if we open our eyes...and s l o w down!
you capture everything wonderfully!!

i LOVE your pictures!!!