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photoblog image Tales from My Garden: The Thirst

Tales from My Garden: The Thirst

These three grape vines that Natalya and I planted a few years ago provide me with plenty of a shooting material during the summer time. I see all kinds of little creatures in the mise-en-scènes similar to this one. It appears that when spring kicks off full speed, these three vines develop and contain their own micro-world, which I became a big fan of.

You can also see this shot on the BBC Russian (slide number three), a bit butchered by the BBC editing wizards, though.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/russian/photo_galleries/newsid_4895000/4895846.stm

 

Tales from My Garden: The Thirst

These three grape vines that Natalya and I planted a few years ago provide me with plenty of a shooting material during the summer time. I see all kinds of little creatures in the mise-en-scènes similar to this one. It appears that when spring kicks off full speed, these three vines develop and contain their own micro-world, which I became a big fan of.

You can also see this shot on the BBC Russian (slide number three), a bit butchered by the BBC editing wizards, though.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/russian/photo_galleries/newsid_4895000/4895846.stm

 

comments (27)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Nov 2007, 00:57
In Thailand the little critters push stuff up hill...good aerobic exercise.
Delicate pink wingtips are a strong fashion statement when the rest of the world is green.
vz-nostalgia: In the US the population of critters, as the population in general, is getting fat, because most folks drive, not walk, even if it is next door. But no matter fatness, ladies follow the latest fashion, be it 2-inch long nails or pink wingtips. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 6 Nov 2007, 01:04
Talk about 'big gulp' smile Nice one, V!
vz-nostalgia: "Big Gulp". Ha-ha. This could make a good title, Martin.
WooooW Maravilloso! I love this. Perfect, Viktor. One LIKEY for me!
vz-nostalgia: Cheers, Jose-Angel. smile
It really looks as the butterfly is pushing the droplet. Amazing ! Both have the same attitude !
vz-nostalgia: Nah, Florence. They're too lazy to push anything. I bet she's gazing at her own reflection inside the droplet. smile
Beautiful macro of these delicate creatures. (:o)
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Ms. Roz.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Nov 2007, 09:55
Lovely macro shot very crisp and clear.
vz-nostalgia: Oh, Ms. Ttracy... If crispness and clearness would be the virtues of photography, Mal and Petra could put their cameras to rest. smile
It almost looks like the insect is transporting the droplet for summer.
Amazing clarity and cleverly taken, I dont see your reflection in the droplet. smile
vz-nostalgia: Sandeep, you don't see my reflection, because the droplet works as a lens, displaying what's ahead, not as a mirror, reflecting what's behind. smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 6 Nov 2007, 10:13
Wonderful macro of these insects.
vz-nostalgia: Without objection, Assie smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 6 Nov 2007, 10:50
VZ! I am looking at this and smiling ear to ear as a little conversation happens in my head. It goes like this.."VZ's closeups..wow...wow...this guy is amazing...clarity, focus, depth of field, lighting, composition, color...wow...there are worse things to be known as."
vz-nostalgia: You got me blushing "ear to ear", that is what you did. smile
What are those "worse things to be known as"?
very very very nice, actually, Ray's comment hit home, even more than thirsty bug this image trancends a fashion statement as he put it "Delicate pink wingtips are a strong fashion statement when the rest of the world is green"
vz-nostalgia: That transplant Ray!
He always grips the essence!
Very good catch my friend.
vz-nostalgia: Those years of fishing practice finally paid off... smile
  • Beth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Nov 2007, 14:05
Wow, Viktor. If I said anything else I'd just be repeating what everyone else has said.
vz-nostalgia: You can always go one floor up and give me a hug, Ms. Beth. Some ladies do. smile
Just wonderful - feel like they are watching me with their tiny beady eyes. Great composition.
vz-nostalgia: In this case, behave yourself, Mike. You never know who's watching. smile
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Nov 2007, 17:59
now THIS is a macro, excellent work...
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Sam.
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Nov 2007, 20:21
Wonderful image VZ. Now you make me want to buy a macro lens and head off into a totally different world. David.
vz-nostalgia: Go for it, Dave. Explore it all!
Brilliant - what are they? The one on the left looks like he's having a hard time deciding what to do with the rain drop in the way. I love the view of the rest of the garden in the raindrop.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: These are called leafhoppers, Ms. Ingrid. They are very delicate winged insects indeed. They seem to like hanging out on the grape vines, or on the blackberry branches. I see them often on my citrus trees as well. What in the droplet is a fig tree on the left and a Japanese maple tree on the right, just a corner of our garden. smile
only one thing to say, WOW.
vz-nostalgia: You're most welcome, Tim. smile
Definitely a strange image Viktor, you cant help wonder what the butterfly is doing (is it a butterfly?)
vz-nostalgia: Well, the opinions on what the hell she's doing with the droplet differ quite a bit:
Per Ray, she exhibits her new dress with pinky wingtips;
Per Martin, she tries to take a big gulp;
Per Florence, she tries to push the droplet out of her way;
Per Sandeep, she wants to make a water reserve for the rest of the summer;
Per Blackdog Mike, she spies on him;
Per Anniedog Ingrid, she tries to decide what to do with the damn droplet that happens to be on her way.
These are called leafhoppers, not butterflies. They are really tiny creatures, Nig.
  • makoto
  • Japan
  • 7 Nov 2007, 11:19
Really wonderful image VZ. I like the fish-eye effect by that droplet.
vz-nostalgia: Glad you enjoyed it, Makoto.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 8 Nov 2007, 01:36
This is simply awesome, Viktor. It's so good to be back and see great photos again!
vz-nostalgia: Welcome back, Ms. Ginnie! I'm sure you have tons of pictures to share with us from all the exotic places you've been.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Nov 2007, 07:40
The thingy to the right already had its drink. Great lines, spacing and framing of the picture.
vz-nostalgia: You're right, Louis. The thingy on the right can barely keep balance, which gives us a fair reason to suggest that it has already had its drink. smile
one bug + water drop = expensive picture

two identical bugs in identical poses (and oh yeah plus water drop) = priceless
vz-nostalgia: Ha-ha. Good joke, doc. Charge it to your VISA card. I'll give you a 20% discount. smile
Excellent shot. love the composition and detail.
vz-nostalgia: smile, BP
  • Lesley
  • Canada
  • 9 Nov 2007, 01:03
Gorgeous image, Viktor! I'd love to know what equipment you use to get such great macro shots!
vz-nostalgia: This was shot with a very inexpensive equipment, Les: Fuji S7000.
  • Roland
  • France
  • 14 Nov 2007, 08:06
Strange.. I've got one like that too but without the beast. Really beutiful !
vz-nostalgia: You should've stayed till the appearance of the beast, Roland. smile
  • FLOOG
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jul 2008, 19:26
Simply incredible! I have been trawling through your archive and my jaw hasn't moved from hitting the floor.

This shot is beyond words.
vz-nostalgia: Glad it was worth your time, FLOOG. smile
Checking out your pictures, this is beautiful. I guess I've got to take more my time and focus better.
vz-nostalgia: it never hurts to focus better, Ms. Sue. smile That's exactly what I was saying to my son, when he was a little boy, pointing to teh wet toilet seat. smile
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