Sunday, 26 September 2010

What, More Insects?

Insects just lend themselves so well to macro photography, don't they? They live in their own miniature world that we rarely even stop to think about, let alone look at. Even if we do stop and look, we are just not on their scale and we do not see them in all their minute, exquisite detail. This is why I love to take macro shots of insects. That, and the fact that they are always beautiful, always fascinating and their complexity, variety and diversity is almost infinite.

Besides, who doesn't love a photo of a gorgeous butterfly or a splendidly hairy caterpillar?




Now that you have oooohed and ahhhed over my photos (at least, I hope you have), I am going to do something that I always promised myself that I would never do on my blog. I always said that I would never promote myself or beg for comments or try to boost my readership in any way. I am very happy when someone comes to read my blog, even happier when they comment (well, so long as it is a nice comment, obviously), but I always said that I would just take what came along and be happy with that. But, I guess I have decided that the time has come, for once in my life, to try blowing my own trumpet. I can't actually play the trumpet, so I have to ask your indulgence to help with this one, dear reader(s). So, as I hang my head in shame, blush awkwardly, clasp my hands behind my back while shuffling my feet nervously, I shall timidly ask you, with modest decorum ........ NOMINATE ME!!!!!!!!!

OK, OK, so I know I shouldn't ask, but, as my Grandma (or was it my Mum?) always used to say "Don't ask, don't get." So I am asking for your nominations for the Canadian Blog Awards 2010. Just go here to sing my praises ....... if you want to ......... but don't feel as though you have to or anything .......... but I would be ever-so-grateful and all.

I can't believe I just did that.

For more Macro Monday, go here.

26 comments:

Cortes said...

Don't blame yourself, it must be the Dim Sum. I really like the photo of the hairy caterpillar! Well done. Now, off to the link.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

the butterfly photo is so pretty but the caterpiller is an amazing shot. nicely done

joco said...

Lovely picture of that black and orange butterfly which I have never seen.
Good luck with the nominations.

EG Wow said...

Beautiful macros. The butterflies are to die for.

Jama said...

I love taking photos of insects too, if only they stayed long enough for me to photographed them! lol

Kala said...

The details of the caterpillar shot are amazing!

Maaike said...

beautiful shots!
love the caterpillar

angelcel said...

The butterflies are beautiful and the hairy caterpillar cute. :)

Good luck with the Blog Awards.

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous photos indeed.
I will stop in and see what those awards are all about. Wishing you the best!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I've never seen such a beautiful coloration of a butterfly!!! This was a special treat for me.

My Macro Photo Link I do hope you can find time to visit!

GrandmaK said...

Simply gorgeous!!!! Cathy

Katie said...

Those are wonderful! I love that there are three butterflies - it gives it so much more color and interest!

margie said...

you wonder what could be more gorgeous than a butterfly and then you look at the last photo and say "oh that guy". these are wonderful macros.

Jan n Jer said...

Beautiful macros. I am going to invest in a macro lens sometime in the near future. Good luck on the blog award.

"Lillagul" said...

Now I have oooohed and ahhhed over your gorgeous photos on the beutiful Butterflyes and cute hairy Caterpillar :)
Så now I´m going to wote for your blogg aswell :)

Mama Zen said...

Such gorgeous shots!

lisa said...

These are beautiful!

English Mum said...

Nominated (and I've tweeted the bejaysus out of it, so if I lose all my Twitter followers, it's your fault). xx

English Grandma said...

I think the old saying goes - if you ask you don't get and if you don't ask you don't want!! Sounds like a Grandad Jack-ism to me....anyhoooo, of course we'll nominate you....fab pics! x

English Grandma said...

Problem...I know the blog name...but what's the address they are asking for then?

Carolina said...

I did ooooh and I did aaaaahh and I did nominate your blog. Not because you asked us to do that, but because I truly feel you deserve a real Blog Award. I love your sense of humour (I know that u doesn't belong in there, but i like it) and your photos are always stunningly beautiful! So. There you are. And if you don't win the award I'll be very disappointed and will have to invade Canada ;-)

Don't Bug Me! said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments and nominations!

EM: Thank you, you twit......erer!

English Grandma: Well, I might have tweaked it just a little to make a point - I think it is called poetic license.........
The address that the want is this one - http://don-tbugme.blogspot.com/ the url of the blog.

Carolina: What will you do with Canada once you have invaded us and overwhelmed our military might? Will you be a kind and compassionate leader, or will you rule us with a fist of iron?

Carolina said...

That will depend on the time of the month ;-)

Don't Bug Me! said...

Carolina: Oh great. A despot leader with PMT.

Carolina said...

So they'd better give you the Award ;-)

lisaschaos said...

Oh yeah! I love them both! Those butterflies are gorgeous!