Wordless Wednesday

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About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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40 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. I can’t bring myself to hit ‘like’ on a beetle BUT I love the photo and the color. 🙂

  2. Val Boyko says:

    He looks like he has a purpose in mind! Hope it isn’t the flowers …

  3. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    He really does look on purpose….like on a mission. He looks like he is crossing some kind of line. Yes, Val Boyko – hope it’s not the flowers! Love the photo, Eliza.

  4. cindy knoke says:

    wow, he’s pretty!

  5. Treah says:

    Wow, what a snazzy beetle….iridescent green with orange legs! Do you know what he is?

  6. Colors are incredible.

  7. dorannrule says:

    A Technicolor bug! Amazing. 🙂

  8. mk says:

    He looks like a little jewel.

  9. Robin says:

    His colors are beautiful. He really does look like a jewel. Great image, Eliza. 🙂

  10. Kathy Sturr says:

    Oh, I love – such color – what kind of beetle? What is he on – leaf? Wet leaf? Water? Love this photo!

  11. LightWriters says:

    I don’t like bugs, but that’s quite the amazing critter , heading out with it’s shiny shield of protection. ewww…and wow!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      😀 I used to think insects were ugly, but since I’ve followed a few photo blogs with macro photos of them, I’ve come to see their beauty and their miraculous functionality. They fascinate me now. I’m a convert! It all boils down to exposure and perspective, I guess! 🙂

  12. ladygrace33 says:

    Great image, very nice colors 🙂

  13. ladyfi says:

    What a beauty!

  14. Beautiful! I love insects so much (though I don’t have a garden for them to destroy so it’s kind of easier for me to love them! Lol) and am always trying to capture their beauty in photos! I know they are pests to many people but I can’t help but notice their beauty also and you do a great job conveying it! That luminous, metallic green is amazing especially with the bright orange color! And the background is great too! ❤

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks so much, Kim! Even though many insects munch my gardens, unless they are super destructive, I usually give them a pass. Slugs on the other hand… let’s just say I’m not as kind! 😉

      • That’s good that you save at least some! That makes a big difference to the one life being saved that moment. And I like how you can capture the beauty of something that isn’t always beautiful to you, like these insects who destroy your garden. Often when we don’t like something or something is negative to us, that’s all we see is the negative or unpleasantness and we don’t open up to the beautiful side. But you were able to be receptive of the beauty of this pest in your garden and express it when you could have just killed or chased him away! It shows an open mind. Very thought-provoking!  

  15. Oh! I am so glad I got to see this!! 🙂

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