Friday, October 28, 2011

A Soldier Bug and His Shadow

A few weeks ago I was taking photos at my Moms and laid my lens cap on the porch railing. When I returned to retrieve it this little soldier bug grabbed my attention. I'm not sure if he was standing there singing Me and My Shadow or shadowboxing with himself. This small little critter and his shadow made me smile. I hope he brings a smile to you too!
Posted for Camera Critters and Shadow Shot Sunday.

28 comments:

Stephany said...

Great capture of the shadow bug and his shadow! He's a pretty shade of yellow.

Ebie said...

I could see him Shadow Dancing!

judi said...

fun stuff at your moms!

don said...

He has a nice pose for you too! :-) A fine shadow shot with nice detail and color. Well done.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great macro photo ~ and I am smiling ^_^ ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked to CC ^_^

Romina said...

The shadow is cool and the bug has a nice color too.

ladyfi said...

What a delightful shot!

Sylvia K said...

I love it!! A delightful, colorful shot indeed and I do think I hear him singing! Such fun! Thanks for the smile to start my day, Carletta! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Whatever he may have been singing, I doubt I could have heard his teensy weensy voice!

SHADOW SHOW

Shadows creeping through the land,
Shadows dark on every hand—
If they should begin to glow,
You had better run, you know!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and here

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking insect and a neat shadow shot! Great capture, Carletta. Have a great weekend!

Ralph said...

He certainly looks lethal with his wasp/hornet yellow and black colors. He does seem enthralled with his shadow - I wonder which one won that fight??

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I would say he was riveted by his elegant shadow!!!

Cassie said...

This is a thought provoking Shadow Shot. I NeVeR even thought[until now] that a bug could be enjoying his own shadow!! Have a great weekend.

Jeannelle said...

Fun shot! Glad you noticed it!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great shadow and the post definitely makes me smile! -- that's a new bug for me, or at least the name (he looks sort of familiar).

MyMaracas said...

It did indeed make me smile. He seems to be having a conversation with his dark little friend.

Riet said...

It did make me smile. Great shot

Catherine said...

very delicate and effective...

Genie said...

Like your soldier bug. Have never heard of them before, but this one is a very nice specimen. Like the contrast of his small body with the larger black lens cap. It makes for a great shot. genie

Gemma Wiseman said...

I think he's singing his own kind of music and dancing his own shadow dance! A cute capture!

Gary said...

Fun post, Carletta. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Mimi said...

Shadow dancing, for sure!
Cute.

JunieRose2005 said...

Great critter and shadow shot! I don't know this bug!!!


Junie

SquirrelQueen said...

I think he might be trying to decide if it's another bug. That is a great shot Carletta.

Talibah said...

very cool shot!! Visiting from SSS!

Indrani said...

:) Hi! Shadow boxer!

Mirage said...

He's ready to fight!

bARE-eYED sUN said...

love the mustard color, good shot! :-)

..
.ero
.