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Getting A Leg Up

By ChiliMan
I saw this little fella on Saturday. Pretty thing, ya? This is a cropped image as I couldnít get any closer Sad He was about 1cm long without the antennae.

I donít know why but I love that right rearmost leg up on the leaf edge Grin

Lynne, thanks for letting me know green chillies make the best jam. Iím gonna Google Ďchilli jam/marmalade recipesí to learn the basics. From there, I will tailor the process. Thatís what I usually do when I look up recipes online Smile

Joline, thanks for the cream cheese and crackers suggestion!

Chris, thanks so much for the chilli melt toastie! Definitely gonna try that Smile

I love all these cross-cultural/cross-geographical ideas and sharings. We learn so much this way, ya? Especially when it comes to food, Ďcos thatís my primary love above all else. What can I sayÖIím a total piggy wiggy Grin


Tags: Critter Close-up Small Insect Beetle Singapore Wildlife and nature

Voters: gazlowe, GordonLack, mrswoolybill and 34 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 3:41PM
A tiny struggle going on, heaving himself up. The effort in that right leg is so universally understandable.
I do think the site needs a cookery sub-section at this rate!

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cassiecat 10 39 46 England
16 May 2012 3:44PM
hes an interesting little critter.
love the title Grin and looks kinda sweet hauling himself up on the leaf Smile
lesley x
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 May 2012 4:14PM
Pin sharp and captured at just the right moment to make an interesting picture! He has great colors too!
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 4:24PM
Cracking shot !!....beautiful quality !!
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 4:31PM
Stunning macro shot of this handsome athlete!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 May 2012 4:39PM
A colourful critter, great pose and composition. Do they taste good on toast? TongueTongue

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 4:47PM
You put your right back leg in
You put your right back leg out,
In, out, in, out,
Shake it all about,
You do the Okey Cokey and you turn around
- That's what it's all about!

Sorry, Andrew - couldn't help it Grin

Excellent macro again btw Wink
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 4:48PM
Superb macro.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
16 May 2012 4:52PM
I was looking for a leg up on my last visit to the docks Andrew !!
(For my image I mean,as it was rather high up.)
And I do not need all that cross cultural sharing stuff you talk about.
I have a Pizza,Chinese,and Indian takeaway just at the bottom of my road !!
Good shot,but I hope I do not see one of those crawling over one of my takeaways !!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 5:00PM
Andrew there are some first class comments here
to go with your very detailed and first class shot
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
16 May 2012 5:36PM
Excellent image, I like the way you haven't got in to close and shown some of its surroundings.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
16 May 2012 5:50PM
Straining away - an uphill struggle. We feel his endeavour.
Well OK, perhaps not, but that leggy's just so cute. Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 7:40PM
A most beautiful photograph of which ticks all the right photographic boxes, superb quality.

Regards Nathan
Herge88 11 40 4 England
16 May 2012 9:38PM
Pin sharp detail and great colours here.

Best Matt
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 May 2012 10:11PM
A cracking close up Andrew, such pin sharp detail and super colours captured.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
17 May 2012 4:06AM
First class shot with the perfect title Andrew, love it! Would give you my recipe for marmalade if I had one Smile I never bother with such things so every time I make something it's that wee bit different, which IMHO only adds to the pleasure of consuming the results!
Rgds., Jim
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 7:53AM
great comp andrew wonderful detail and colours a cracker nice one Wink
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 8:47AM
Superb macro Andrew.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 8:56AM
I don't think I've ever put a UA on a macro insect shot before... But this one is exceptional, in a lot of ways. Macro photo journalism, in a way.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 11:30AM
A superbly captured, super-sharp image Andrew!
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 4:31PM
I like this very much - in particular the wonderful wavy edge to the leaf - so not just a super capture of the insect - but lovely curves in the composition Smile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
17 May 2012 7:45PM
I love the way it is climbing up that leaf; just wonderful.

Cor 9 Belgium
18 May 2012 6:53PM
Superb 10*****
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 11:29AM
Superb capture .
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
21 May 2012 12:03PM
an impressive set of long antennas!
and a striking composition.

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