Sunday, July 27, 2008

Face to Face: One Single Impression


small garden creatures
peer out from behind tall stalks
bewildered faces
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While sitting and pulling weeds in my garden one day last week, I noticed this little skipper very close by. It didn't seem to be concerned about my presence and surprisingly it stayed and seemed to be watching me. And so I said to it, "..it seems you must want your picture taken..", and I went inside to get my camera. Upon my return it was still there and we had a photo shoot.
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These photos are of a Peck's Skipper. Its average size is about 9/16 of an inch. These tiny winged butterfly creatures are known as Skippers; I have read that they are not considered true butterflies. They are very small and their bodies appear proportionally larger to their wings than a true butterfly's does and their wings have an angular appearance to them.
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This haiku was created in response to the word, 'faces', which is this week's prompt at One Single Impression. For more poetry on this theme please visit the hosting site.

33 comments:

Mandy said...

Excellent

I like your ku very much.

Leora said...

Charming little guys. I love how you capture them so brilliantly with your camera. Nice compositions: tan against green. With the lovely lavender at the bottom.

maekitso said...

Perfect match between your Haiku and image. The Haiku could easily stand alone as an image in itself. Lovely.

Becky and Gary said...

How nice it was of that little Butterfly to wait till you got your camera.Such great pictures. I really like your header too.

Mary said...

I like that Haiku and he certainly does seem to just be watching you as intently as you are watching him.....and very bewildered. It's an unusual angle to photograph something that usually flits off the minute you want to get close! Good job. (you mean you don't carry the camera outside when you do your weeding just in case??)

bobbie said...

What a great photo!
I also enjoyed the haiku very much.

lissa said...

great photography and a wonderful subject, the haiku's just perfect for these shots, I think the Skipper seem to be looking straight at me, but then again it's hard to tell with those big eyes

SandyCarlson said...

I have often wondered what it is like to see as they see. This is wonderful. Thanks.

For The People said...

Great macro shot! Love it,

zoya gautam said...

..bewilderment that leads to such beauty and to u who runs about to capture it for us..many thanks for sharing..

Gretchen said...

How neat! Yucky bugs, but still very neat photos!

Raven said...

I love this haiku and especially that first photo of him/her peeking out at you. Delightful.

Marigold said...

I like your close up images. Very neat creatures.

B. Roan said...

Lovely color, cute critters.

Deborah Godin said...

Enjoyed this post, sweet little 'ku and photos - especially the first one, when it loaded up on my screen, we were so close I almost said, Oh pardon me!

storyteller said...

I enjoyed the focus on 'small insect faces' in your photo and haiku today. Most unique ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Rambling Woods said...

Ann..You write and photograph so beautifully...Amazing what we can see when we are open to the idea.!!!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That fuzzy big-eyed face does look bewildered. Great haiku and photo op.

April said...

Sweet!! Wonderful picture and haiku!

Edward S Gault said...

Great haiku! My 3 year old daughter really liked the whole rest of your blog with the photos of aa the various wildlife. (I can tell your site is going to be a real asset when she gets older-so hang in there!)

Geraldine said...

It does seem like this little guy is waiting for his photo to be taken. How great that you captured this shot for all of us to enjoy. Well done!

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Mike - Fenphotography said...

Great close up shots Ann.

Pam said...

It is so interesting to see where each of us found the faces to write about. I always enjoy your small creature photos.

gautami tripathy said...

Your blog is such a delight. I liked going through your posts!

weed it out

karen crone said...

OMG--I never knew bugs could be so cute!
Karen

spacedlaw said...

Goodness knows what they make of the intruding photographer...
"Paparazzi! Humbug!"

tumblewords said...

Special shot and superb haiku!

barbs.haiku said...

Delightful! Both your photo and haiku! Makes me wonder which of you was bewildered. Perhaps both?

gardenpath said...

Great post from a great blog!

one more believer said...

loved yr ku... as a gardener i so enjoy your photos... the other day i was in the garden weeding and saw a creature that totally freaked me out.. like a stink bug... b/c he was so still and calm as just you spoke... thank you also for the info... amazing photos portraying personalities of the skipper... is he smiling??!!

teric said...

I LOVE your images and wonderful haiku. They both celebrate nature.

Kathiesbirds said...

Well, I like your haiku and your photography. I'm just learning more about moths and butterflies since Doug from Gossemer Tapestry was here.

Joyce said...

I LOVED your haiku. So cute.

You brought back childhood memories, too. I used to quickly pinch the skipper's wings with my hands, look at them, and let them go. I didn't realize at the time that wasn't good for their little wing scales . . .