The creators of the Daily Post have continued to issue photography challenges each Friday, and I have failed to participate. I’ve thought about it a few times, and almost did last week (or was it the week before?). This week’s challenge finally grabbed me, though I went a different direction than the inspiration: “Evan Zelermyer’s stunning urban, abstract, and architectural images.”
My version of lines to patterns (like I can claim this creature as mine – ha!):
Ok! I give up! Is this thing alive?!! Is it a stick insect? I’ve never seen one like this before.
It sure is 🙂 I grew up calling them “walking sticks,” but I think that is colloquial to the US. In the same family, we also have some of the insects that look almost like leaves. And they’re all cool…when they’re safely “over there.” 😉
Walking sticks is apt 😉 We have them here but the ones I’ve seen are mostly brown and look like twigs. Love the colors on this one. I didn’t know leaf insects belong to the same family…they’re pretty I agree, when over there 😛
I think they’re technically in the same order…but I am neither entomologist nor etymologist 😉
LOL…neither am I 😄 Your secret’s safe with moi 😉
A fun interpretation of lines to patterns, Heather.
Thank you, Pat. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the critter had taken up residence on my screen 🙂
That is surely one of nature’s more amazing creations!
Right up there with cuttlefish 🙂
Love it! (and stick insects in general…how cool that you encountered one!)
We’ve got a couple roaming around here. I have one hanging out on a screen outside my livingroom, and one on the screen of the kitchen window. Not sure why they’re there though…
Love it! I so want to do this one…but I don’t know if I’ll have time before Friday. 😦 Have thought about it…but really haven’t done more than that. Love that you didn’t have to go to a city or focus on a building for this one. Now that I think about it…lines of cherry trees might have worked.
Great thinking! Rows of corn fields would be good, too.
Either the challenge will happen for you or it won’t – either way, no big deal!
Did you enjoy participating? Did you get some more *new* visitors? Patterns and lines in nature are so cool. My eyes are drawn to them, every time. You chose some fascinating pics!
I don’t even know about the visitors, Kathy. I’ve allowed myself the freedom not to care so much. I didn’t even post a link on their page to mine that tends to draw folks in. I just had my little walking bug, who must’ve been hanging on that screen simply for her (his?) worldwideweb debut 🙂
That is so good. Although I think you could attract more photography-minded buffs to your beautiful site if you did do the link. Shame on me for suggesting it.
It’s funny, in the past year or longer since I haven’t been posting every day and have been sharing more what I want to share–my numbers have fallen by almost a third. I still love stats but could care less now. If I sign in and have 30 hits or 250 hits there isn’t an emotional reaction. It’s what it is.
The peace that comes from this has been immense! It’s funny, I couldn’t MAKE it happen, though. Had to allow it to happen on its own time.
Love that it’s cool to share this with you, Heather.
I love that it’s cool, too 🙂
I would *like* if more photo-nerds visited, but ultimately I just don’t want to market, because it doesn’t feel fun. I just want to share what appeals to me to share. The stats are interesting, and I’m still surprised when the numbers spike or drop, but it’s just a momentary thing. And the peace that comes from not worrying and just doing my own thing is fantastic – as you know 🙂
Heather, you learned this MUCH quicker than I did! I think you’re the coolest. Ever.
I like to think that I learned from the best 😉