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Transformational Meditation

 

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. 

~Author Unknown

 


 

Transformational Meditation

 

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. 

~Author Unknown

 


 

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And then we would have to invent an alternative to the Chaos Butterfly, the flapping wings of which can cause storms and wild weather around the world. (So described by Sir Terry Pratchett) Still enjoying your macro lens then Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Leave it to you to remember that piece of trivia, Les. grin And yes, that lens is so light I can carry it on my daily walks. HA! Thanks for your comment, Les.
Fantastic macro with brillant colors. I love this smile Frances
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 10 Aug 2011, 01:05
This is magnificent, Ginnie...especially the gleaming surface of the caterpillar.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. He almost looked like plastic, which is what surprised me the most!
Oh he's beautiful! Great job!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Elizabeth. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2011, 03:03
wow! such vibrant colors! excellent shot smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. The caterpillar sure knew which bush to pick. smile
Wow Ginnie... A likey!!! Makes me want to buy a DSLR camera & macro lens... amazing. (Maybe when I become completely hands free while walking.)
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Jacquelyn. Thank you. It took me a year and half to start playing with the macro lens after I bought it. If you buy one, surely you'll do better than that! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Aug 2011, 04:45
Fabulous macro, the bright yellow is a delight.
This would make a wonderful postcard...
Love the 'wild hairs' all over this wonderful 'rups' smile
Sometimes it is difficult to see 'what is front and what is back, until they move grin
Things we see, when we look.
That would make a good title for the series.
Ginnie Hart: This caterpillar sure knew how to pick his busg, MLMA. That was such a pleasant camouflage and took me by surprise. You are so right about what we see when we look. It's a concept we can carry into every level of our life! Bedankt!
the one has a huge appetite; most flowers have just a petal or two remaining. bet he's preparing for his transformation nap
Ginnie Hart: You are very observant, Ayush! Thank you for such a thoughtful comment. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Aug 2011, 06:32
Yes, Astrid is absolutely right ... yes, we need some change -and sorrowfully we are looking on London and other towns, on Greece...wherever - the world is out of order - and it does very well to look at this wonderful macro as an example of natural order!
Ginnie Hart: You've taken this to the next step, Philine, as only you so wonderfully do. BEDANKT.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Aug 2011, 06:58
I detect poison here Ginnie: hence the warning markings
Ginnie Hart: Are you saying it's a good thing I didn't touch it, Chris? smile That thought never occurred to me...either the poison OR the touching.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2011, 07:17
Super Vibrant colours and super clarity!
If nothing ever changed, then life itself would be very boring... smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear sir. A little sermonette for all who have ears to hear!
Well my dear, you plunged into the macroworld, and with brilliant success!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marion, for your vote of confidence.
Ginnie, you are going be pricked! Ginnie, the life is too short to let her(it) to go without making anything, kiss kiss...
Ginnie Hart: HA! You tickle me, Pierrot. smile Merci.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 10 Aug 2011, 07:30
nice colors... i like
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Oscar.
I love this gorgeous picture and all the yellows.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sheila. The caterpillar definitely knows how to pick its bush! smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2011, 07:44
Another wonderful shot Ginnie! Fantastic colours
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Anne.
An eating machine that turns into one of nature's loveliest creations
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. Hmmmm. Is that why we start eating so much whenever we are restless and know change is coming??? grin
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2011, 08:10
I do like the markings on the creepy crawlie. Do you think he wants to be a bee when he grows up? wink Geat detail in this, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Alan. Thanks for the smile.
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 10 Aug 2011, 08:46
Beautiful yellows and black....one of the best colour combination nature has to offer
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Krunal, about the color combination. Very pleasing to the eye. Thank you.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 10 Aug 2011, 08:58
Superb image and I love the clever title Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind Sir.
Ha! Is this a sequel to To Bee Or Not To Bee?
Or is it a spin-off? wink

Oh yes, caterpillars do spin their own cocoon!
Ginnie Hart: So, a spin-off it is. smile Thanks for the smile, LC.
Your quote is so, so true. You're getting stunning results from your lens. Bravo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. I'm starting to feel more comfortable with it!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Aug 2011, 10:13
Transforming flowers to poo. Nicely coloured transformer, of which I think, you are presenting us the other end.
Your macros are really good - time for Ray to step up his efforts.
Ginnie Hart: As Astrid says, I have no idea what end is up or down, especially on a twig. Too funny, Louis. And no worries about Ray. He will always be the master!
I've always thought 'metamorphosis' was a great word. Great colour here and I see the lens was wide open, but the focus is spot on and DOF works well.
Ginnie Hart: I love that word, too, John! And a great one for a sermonette. smile I have a feeling you know a lot more about this lens than I do Thanks for your comment.
so true
Ginnie Hart: Ja, Chantal.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2011, 11:11
His camouflage is working but not well enough for your eagle eye. Perfect composition too.
Ginnie Hart: I almost missed him altogether, Mike. What a surprise for me. Thank you kindly, for your comment.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 10 Aug 2011, 11:28
It's beautiful. The butterfly perfectly sharp and the colours are matching.
A nice title and quote.
Have a nice day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fokko.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 10 Aug 2011, 11:36
serious depth of field here, cute little catterpiller lol
Ginnie Hart: DOF happens, Elaine! HA. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Aug 2011, 11:41
Tremendous colour is yellow,great photo
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Vintage.
You are finding some wonderful subjects for your macro photography Ginnie. I love the bright colors in this one. Also, excellent point about change!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Doug. This has been a nice dhange for me. smile
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2011, 12:01
To think this leathery looking caterpillar is going to change into a beautiful delicate butterfly, Great macro Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Nature sure is amazing, Linda, isn't it! Thank you.
MY word your getting the hang of your macro lens Ginnie, this is excellent. Hope the OOB is going o.k.today.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Brian. Thank you. And yes, by now you know the OOB tutorial was PERFECT. THANK YOU for it and your comment.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2011, 12:58
Exquisite magic!!! And - what a perfect little meditation...something to definitely keep in mind as I go thru this new day!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. This fella quite took me by surprise. smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2011, 14:43
outstanding work, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind to say so, Rob. Thank you.
Gorgeous yellows!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom. I love these yellows in Nature.
What a beauty Ginnie. Perfect capture
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Janet. Thank you.
Ok smart pants dont rub it in,very good Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Thank, Mick.
Beautiful close-up and DOF Ginnie....i am surprised that you didn't wait for it to complete the Transformation lol....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. Come to think of it, maybe I'll go back and see if I can find it...ro see what stage it's at!
  • ahmad
  • Germany
  • 11 Aug 2011, 12:14
very beautiful ... specially the focus that you done !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ahmad.
Caterpillars do teach about transformation and you captured it so well, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Anyes! smile
That is so cool. SAo sharp.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. It's been a fun learning curve. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Aug 2011, 00:18
Lovely, such perfect focusing smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. This was fun. smile
  • puna
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2011, 19:52
Perfect phrase. Though the caterpillar does give me a little bit of the heeby geebies.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Truth be known, Puna...me, too! grin Thanks.
  • Arash
  • United States
  • 17 Aug 2011, 05:52
Wow! amazing details in vivid colors!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Arash.
hi hi...
Ginnie Hart: Yes. grin Merci.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 22 Aug 2011, 13:45
Beautiful! This is the only one reason, why i miss the summer: macrosmile
I hope, next week in Austria....
Ginnie Hart: I hope you get your macro shots in Austria, Luiz. Lots of luck! Thanks.

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