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Jiminy Cricket

 

Truth is Stranger than Fiction 

I use a community dryer to dry our clothes each week at our retirement complex.

Recently this fella came out with our dried clothes, deader than a doornail.

But he was at least praying for dear life as he left this world!


As an FYI, Sheila was our guest at Vision and Verb yesterday,

in case you missed it.



Jiminy Cricket

 

Truth is Stranger than Fiction 

I use a community dryer to dry our clothes each week at our retirement complex.

Recently this fella came out with our dried clothes, deader than a doornail.

But he was at least praying for dear life as he left this world!


As an FYI, Sheila was our guest at Vision and Verb yesterday,

in case you missed it.



comments (50)

OMG! This is priceless and what an amazing capture! Perfect for Halloween too!
Ginnie Hart: I thought it'd be perfect for this Halloween week, Robin. grin Thanks!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Oct 2012, 02:45
Hmmmmm!
Baked cricket!


That would be a tasty snack, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'll save it for you, Ray! smile
as if it is coming out of the dark. excellent smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Joshi. smile Thanks.
holy crap he's dancing !!!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Or really praying hard, Dennis. smile
He died for art. Now he has been immortalized on your site.
Ginnie Hart: Sad but true, Michael. smile
That is such a random way to meet your end. An omen?
Ginnie Hart: Maybe an omen for Halloween week, Michael...as in just in time?
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 29 Oct 2012, 04:49
Absolute fabulous shot, love the colours and the outcome. You had fun with this little fell.
'deader than a doornail' tongue
I wonder why nobody saw him knocking on the door and yell; LET ME OUT......
Ginnie Hart: He obviously was in the dryer before I put our clothes in. What a surprise when he popped out. YES, deader than a doornail. smile He may have knocked on the window, but I was back at the apartment with the timer on. Poor thing. Hopefully he didn't feel a thing.
At least it wasn't a cockroach Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You do have a point, Richard!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Oct 2012, 06:26
That's amazing Ginnie: a wonderful picture and a fine piece of macro
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. The whole thing still amazes me. smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Oct 2012, 06:48
Hello there!. He looks like he is applauding your attempt to give him a fine portrait!
Ginnie Hart: Good to see you back, SAVO! I think he must have been waiting for YOU! smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 29 Oct 2012, 07:00
Perhaps he was the overseer in the laundry Ginnie. Why don't you have him stuffed?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Maybe for posterity, I will, Chad. grin
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Oct 2012, 07:34
A truly impressive shot Ginnie, he's wonderful
Ginnie Hart: Just in time for Halloween, Sally? Thanks. smile
The lighting and isolation work to great effect here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I bet seeing him in your washing made you jump! You got a good picture out of him though!
Ginnie Hart: He did indeed totally surprise me, Bill. I assume he jumped into the dryer after someone else's earlier load, enjoying the warmth. He didn't know what was in store for him when I came along, obviously. (sigh)
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Oct 2012, 08:10
Wow - what an expereince and what a photo! Great! Fine that you tried to save him.
Ginnie Hart: I even put him in water to see if he would revive, Philine. grin Bedankt.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Oct 2012, 08:18
What an awful death, Ginnie - but he looks quite intact and fierce
Ginnie Hart: I know, Lisl. It did give me pause! Poor thing.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Oct 2012, 08:26
Oh, shame! poor thing! I love the way it has its "hands" locked together. It probably thought with the heat, it had ended up with the Devil.
Ginnie Hart: And to think all he wanted was to warm himself up a bit from the last load, having no clue this crazy woman was coming in with a new load!
As a beautiful jewel !
Ginnie Hart: That's how I'll remember him, Marie. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 29 Oct 2012, 08:36
Other-wordly!! He/she/it looks larger than life here. Very cool!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. He sure did surprise me when I found him! smile
Ha ha! RIP Jiminy Cricket!
This will make a good photo for his tiny hearse. ;o)
Open or closed casket?
Ginnie Hart: HAHA! I hadn't gotten that far, LC, to be honest. grin
  • Petra
  • Czech Republic
  • 29 Oct 2012, 09:58
Great picture, Ginny. It's very impressive and together with your background info it made me give a shudder. You can't look into those eyes for long!
Ginnie Hart: He was actually pretty tame and so helpless, Petra. I actually felt sorry for him. sad
Poor thing what a way to go. You have given him a good send off on shutterchance Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Poor thing, indeed, Janet. I'm glad I could at least immortalize him! smile
Fantastic photograph. I am greeting
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zielona.
I'm so glad he didn't disintegrate in the dryer, Ginnie, or we would never have seen him immortalized so cleverly with this superb, artistic image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly. To be honest, it all still shocks me. smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Oct 2012, 14:07
Getting ready for halloween ? Send for the cricket busters.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly, John! Thanks.
I like the lighting, emerging from the dark - super shot Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Oct 2012, 14:37
He looks a little scary or maybe that should read a little scared!
Ginnie Hart: Poor thing, Cherry. He was on his last leg. sad
Quite a stunning shot, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom. Poor thing, though!
Wow, very nice picture.
Ginnie Hart: Kinda sad, though, Victoria, right?
Awesome photo Ginnie with the black background... Sad but cosy end to his life.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jacquelyn. At least he was warm!
  • Paule
  • US
  • 29 Oct 2012, 16:36
Cool!

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
A fine close-up Ginnie, I'm glad you found this before you put your clothes back on. I thought Sheila's V.& V.was so very personal and touching, especially for those of us who have read of hers, and Maurice's travails over more recent times.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. And thanks for reading Sheila's post at V&V. She'd love to know you read it if you didn't leave a comment, I'm sure.
Hmmm....are you sure it was an insect?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, Juan Carlos. It was not only an insect but Jiminy Cricket! grin
Cricket! Alien nation.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Indeed, Dave.
Looks as if he is praying Ginnie! Great capture.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, too, Richard! Merci.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 29 Oct 2012, 21:04
poor critter, he looks like he's hatching a sinister plan to me.. ;D
Ginnie Hart: That or praying for dear life, Rian. Poor thing. sad
Fantastic macro Ginnie ! i hope that you said a prayer for him toogrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. It was a bit late for prayers but I did give an appropriate moan and groan for him. Poor thing.
Poor dude! I once washed a lizard- so sad! i kinda like the way you photographed this though- it doesn't look like a shot of a dead bug - it's a portrait of a grasshopper. Very different!
Ginnie Hart: As I said, Elizabeth, truth is stranger than fiction!!! Indeed.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 30 Oct 2012, 05:32
oh gosh, poor little guy, should have died a normal quick death in a bug zapper or under a shoe... it's kind of a scary picture!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Elaine. Hopefully it never "hit" him what was happening!
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 30 Oct 2012, 06:15
Cool! He smiles with you♥♥♥
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Luiza, even though his last smile.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 30 Oct 2012, 06:26
Extra ce criquet dans la pénombre. Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
awesome macro, really harmonious
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 30 Oct 2012, 06:59
At least he was warm when he died!! Nice shot, I like the lighting!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Helen. What a way to go. Thanks.
This is amazing Ginnie! Was it still in one piece? Yuo did a great job making this spooky photo.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Wim. Yes, he was all in one piece, which was the biggest surprise of all!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 30 Oct 2012, 15:14
Maybe it was praying that it's last portrait would be a good one. It must have worked - a remarkably strong image...
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, George! Thank you.
il y a de belles couleurs qui se dégagent parmi ce fond noir
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Angevine. Merci.
  • oscar
  • France
  • 30 Oct 2012, 16:35
Is cell from Dragon Ball. Very nice
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Oscar. Perfect for Halloween. smile Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 30 Oct 2012, 17:04
beautiful macro shot of the cricket. like the overall focus displayed here. smile
Ginnie Hart: It's good to see you again, Liang Thank you kindly.
Really well lit, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Oh my ! What a fanatstic shot indeed with this thrilling posture !
Incredible and talented photograph Ginnie ! Bravo to you.
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Flo. grin Merci.

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