Thursday, June 12, 2008

Road Map of a Leaf

Earlier this week I had found some miniature baby yellow spiders and after that encounter I had decided it was time to purchase a good macro lens. I was quite anxious to try it out and so when it arrived yesterday I went in search of smaller creatures that I usually don't include in my photography landscapes. Below are a few pictures of a beautifully designed little beetle that I had discovered.

How far is the moon?
Will I get there before noon?

Should have followed that detour sign
When I started out on this climb

A refreshing rest for a time
While enjoying this beautiful coastline


Mary said...

Oh boy....I can see you are going to spend lots of time with this new toy :-) What fun! That is a beautiful beetle. I don't think I have ever seen one that color or pattern. Very pretty.....sort of lavender/silver. Your lens really brings out the details! Can't wait to see more great shots!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Gorgeous! I've never seen one of these before.

me ann my camera said...

Oh good that you want to see more for I can sometimes overdo it when I get a bit enthused over something. The lens is really satisfying to use as it does pick up a lot of detail and allows me to get much closer than before!

I've never seen this patterned one before either and I looked through my insect field guide but didn't find it(yet). It is beautiful isn't it; makes me want to spend more time at this sort of photography.

Becky said...

WOW, that design is beautiful! Good photos.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pattern on that bug. And I like the rhyme too. Lovely content!

Kingsdowner said...

Hope you enjoy your new miniature world - I've no doubt you'll bring its beauty to us, as you have from the wider world!

me ann my camera said...

becky and april:
I do love the pattern and design and the rhyme was just for fun, inspired by the beetle's searching.

It is fascinating, finding all this with a closer perspective on it all the tinier creatures now nearer within my view.

Kathie Brown said...

Love it! Love it! Love it all!

me ann my camera said...

Me too! I love new horizons.

Raven said...

As a rule, I'm not that fond of bugs, but this little guy is very cute. Wonderful photos.