Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A little tune I hum


I was strolling through the fields one day.

In a not-so-very-merry way.


I was taken by surprise

by a pair of bright green eyes.


While strolling through the fields one day.



Until tomorrow, my friends . . .


22 comments:

womaninawindow said...

OK, what are you doing with your camera to elicit such perfect shots? Really! What?

Country Girl said...

It's all very simple really. It was dusk and the light was waning. So for this shot, I set the ISO to about 1000, then set it to landscape on the automatic dial. Then I pointed. Then I shot. I fooled around with them in Photoshop too because I am addicted to that program. I used a vintage wash on them, then brightened the color. I just get a kick out of it. So that's it!

Joy said...

*Really* cool mantis photos!

BouBou said...

Oh, wow!!! Great shot. I love the eyes photo.

I would've expected more graininess at 1000 ISO. Was that something you adjusted on Photoshop, too?

A.

olivia said...

LOL ... too cute and nicely captured ... :)

TSannie said...

OK - I definitely need to take a photo class from you! Just lovely, and the words so provocative, Kate.

Jo said...

Womaninawindow asked the question I wanted to ask, and of course you have answered it.

You are an amazing photographer. Both you and Hilary take the most gorgeous photographs I have ever seen!

Country Girl said...

boubou, I didn't notice too much noise when I opened the picture in Photoshop. And the vintage wash I used actually added some grain.

Thanks, all.

~ C.G.

Webradio said...

Hello Kate !
Very beautiful pictures...

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Fantastic pictures.

I loved the poem written in memory of your dad.

God Bless,
CJ xx

ELK said...

hello ~ great photo and the song I sing with my preschool classes

Mary said...

Oh well done! He (she?) is kind of creepy looking... but totally cool!
xoxo,
Mary

thedomesticfringe said...

I love your pictures...they're great!

Shimmy Mom said...

I am so amazed by nature. That camouflage is as perfect as your picture of it.
Great shots!
*hugs*

Mental P Mama said...

I love those praying mantises. Or is it manti? Anyway, I love them.

Carin said...

Your flora and fauna just amaze me. We have dried out grass, Canadian Thistle, and a few others with grasshoppers doing their thing (somehow I doubt getting their picture). I love to see the animals, insects, creatures, grass, trees, etc that you have over there. The world would be boring if it were all the same.

Daryl said...

NICE!

and the tune is very catchy..wanna come take a photo of the ear worm?


:-Daryl

The Weaver of Grass said...

Wish we had these little creatures in the U>K> Lovely photographs.
Nice to see you are out and about.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

He looks like a little alien, doesn't he? And I love your previous photograph of the pathway through the green woods. Nothing better than walking Edward down one of those.

Egghead said...

Beautiful as usual. For some reason they always look curious to me.

DesertHen said...

Very cool photos...........one of the first posts I did back in August was of a praying mantis that was on the side of my house......they are so fascinating to watch.

Jeannelle said...

You have a good eye to spot this fellow in the grass!