Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bending Over Backwards For Me

Taking Time Out At The Branch Office

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


There is a theory among my family members that I can spot a mosquito at thirty paces when I have a camera in my hand. But if I'm looking for something at Casa Authorblog, I am pretty much useless.

Like I said, it's only a theory. I ain't buying into the debate.

But here's one sight I definitely did not spot. We were at a park in Sydney during the Easter break when one of the Authorbloglets noticed this caterpillar camouflaged on a branch. As I studied the best angle to capture the view, the caterpillar also decided it would be best to bend over backwards to check me out.

Or maybe he was just completing his early-morning fitness regimen. Bendin'. Stretchin'. Surveyin' the scene.


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38 comments:

in another lifetime said...

What a delight! I love spotting little treasures like this! You got fantastic shot of it too!

David, thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving behind such kind words. I'm off to check yours out now!

Deborah Godin said...

Cool shot - it would be neat to know if that distinctive mark is preserved someplace on the adult butterfly's body or wings.

Leesa said...

I like the title as well. Very cool pic and cool title.

i beati said...

is he or she a gynmnast so adept at back arching haha Sandy

Blue Eyed Tango said...

David, It's so nice to meet so many photo enthusiasts here in blog land! Looks like you've led an interesting life and I enjoyed browsing your posts. Great photo of that little guy! I love all the green, my favorite color! Thanks for stopping in! Lu

Mrs. Organic said...

That photo made me do a double take, he really blends in. What a great shot!

Norm said...

great shot! love to see those green color of leaves, miss green leaves already..

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

Very delightful pix!! Reminds us that we are not alone!

Thank you for your thoughtful comment, David. I will always believe that, coming from you ... it's a comment ... times two.

Snap said...

Taking time out at the branch office ...indeed! Love those critters that sneak up on you!

Maggie May said...

You know, I wouldn't have spotted it if you hadn't said! Very good camorphlage, isn't it?
Loved your captions!

fishing guy said...

David: Wonderful capture of the caterpillar camouflage.

Sylvia K said...

What a great "critter" shot! I, too, like the title!! Have a great weekend, David!

Indrani said...

Yes, may be doing yoga. :)
Suryanamaskar!

Coca Cutie said...

So beautiful and colourfull looking at you :)

imac said...

Well spotted and caught sir.


pop and see the latest built Steam Engine = The Tornado.

AS Amber said...

HEEEEEY!!!! Thanks for coming over to visit! It threw me off when I got here to see that it's tomorrow where you are! I'm gonna add you to my reader and keep up with you.

That picture is freakin' awesome, by the way. Really.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What a GREAT action shot :-) That 'piller was probably trying to get a closer look at the celebrity paparotzzi...Cheers to you and the authorbloggettes ~Janine

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jay said...

Oh, he's great! He's pretending to be a leaf, isn't he?

Beautiful picture!

jeannette stgermain said...

Well, maybe your relatives are right? This caterpillar is dressed up like a cameleon!

C. Michael Cox said...

Very eye catching.

jeannette stgermain said...

David, I've seen you take interviews. Just to keep you abrest,
I aint takin noh interview, this is my play place of McDonalds, LOL

Poetikat said...

Isn't that the sweetest serendipity! Wonderful photo!
I had a long-leggedy millipede on the back of my dish-sponge this morning at 5 a.m. and I'm afraid I wasn't quite as welcoming.

Kat

Sarah said...

What a great shot!

Lori E said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my site. I am not saying which people in my family are the nuts but be sure there are some big ones.
I bought a new wireless router and am using Firefox and things seem to be humming along nicely.
Thanks again and don't be a stranger.

Carletta said...

What a wonderful capture! I almost didn't see it at first.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

You said it's a theory - couldn't help notice my word verification is 'thery' :)

Greyscale Territory said...

How I love spotting the small stuff and finding some surprise magic in them! This is a wonderful shot of just that! Perfect bit of glowy light peeping through too!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Cool shot! I,too,can notice the minutest detail,(Or would that make a good photo?),but not the big stuff.

Kirti said...

What a cute little bugger!

Gaelyn said...

Not the kind of view you see everyday. Sometimes it is the little things that we miss. And in reality, they are the best.

Great capture, thanks to a blogget.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Inside the main 'character' I can see a frightened little face with startled pigtails! Am I crazy? Don't answer that!

floreta said...

definitely camoflauged! i love it.

Kathleen said...

Bugs. Why'd it have to be bugs.

Just kidding. I love bugs.

Frogs and toads, very different story.

So glad to have discovered your blog. I need to broaden my blogging horizons.

Is it true frogs and toads can be as big as 6 pounds or more down under?

lisaschaos said...

Such a cute capture! He seems to be checking you out too!

Hilary said...

Very cool shot. You always hit the mother lode of photo subjects....

Karen said...

WOW...nice shot !!!

It's also well hidden ... looked like an od shaped leaf at first..

Oskar said...

Hello teeny green critter.

Me and my puppies said...

A green Critter out for Easter dinner. Cute