Back Fence Neighbor

By taggart  
Back Fence Neighbor

Hanging over the fence
chatting about the weather
and how the gardens are doing
did you hear what happened over on Stone Rd?
OH, and I have the best pickle recipe
You have to try it........

Character portrayed by a red milkweed beetle

**** *.* ***** Special thanks to Glostopcat for his much appreciated User Award for The Great Spangled Fritillary--

Almost forgot--for those who asked-- V2 is the entire image from which a crop was made for my current pf image.

Tags: General Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
1 Sep 2009 3:14AM
Fantastic macro work.
CherryMartin 13 10 United States
1 Sep 2009 3:36AM
can't help but love this great capture.
v2, is the little girl you?
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
1 Sep 2009 4:13AM
Lovely shot, nicely described.
StrayCat 17 19.1k 3 Canada
1 Sep 2009 4:16AM
This is outstanding. Don't see many as good.
1 Sep 2009 4:20AM
He does have that relaxed chatting pose Jenn, great shot, no 2, is a lovely family album shot, and as you say, getting their attention in unison was well done, fine images both, Adrian
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
1 Sep 2009 4:34AM
V1 is an awesome capture of the red bug. V2 is a very nice family capture. Great shots........Sandy
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
1 Sep 2009 5:18AM
A fantastic image, Jenn, he looks just like he's having a good gossip! Carol
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
1 Sep 2009 6:10AM
Oh, but he's so very cute! Love the pose in this wonderful macro. V2 is lovely. a well composed family shot.

Cor 12 Belgium
1 Sep 2009 6:16AM
MandsH 14 England
1 Sep 2009 6:31AM
Brilliant shot in v1, also v2 superb
skye1 14 29 4 Wales
1 Sep 2009 6:51AM
lovely shot great write up to go along with it, nice details on the insect glad you named him too always wondered what these insects were as I see loads of them in a field nearby
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
1 Sep 2009 7:21AM
What an amazing capture Jennn, definately looks as if he/she is having a good gossip.
Great family shot, but they all look very serious.
fentiger 20 920 24 England
1 Sep 2009 7:25AM
A really delightful and well composed capture Jennnn. Great photography.

ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 7:54AM
another great macro Jennn, he really does look chilled,
Wooly 16 112 4 England
1 Sep 2009 8:03AM
LOL, great pose and detail Jennnnn.

BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 8:08AM
Excellent macro work, v2 is great as well.
allan_j 13 46 Scotland
1 Sep 2009 8:23AM
I really like this macro shot, composition is spot on. great work.

SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
1 Sep 2009 8:42AM
Superb macro - you've given this little critter great personality.
1 Sep 2009 8:44AM
Great POV on V1
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 8:47AM
Amazing detail in V1 very well captured, V2 is a lovely family portrait.

User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 8:53AM
certainly has character this one. wonder what it's thinking?

mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 9:12AM
V1 is just the funniest thing I've seen in ages. I keep promising not to get all anthropomorphic (a very useful word that I picked at university, it covers so much of our sloppy thinking...) and then a gem like this turns up and I'm thinking 'Have you heard about Mrs Body at number 22 ?...'
V2 - I guess it was the age when children sat still if they were told to. A different age...
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 9:36AM
Such a friendly fellow, looks as if he could talk for the State if not the Nation! Beautifully captured.
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 10:15AM
The first is superb Jenn..he looks so cute peering over the leaf ! The second, really interesting and a brilliant mono..reminds me of my childhood !
Herge88 14 40 6 England
1 Sep 2009 10:51AM
Beautiful dof and great detail.

Best Matt
janty66 14 3 England
1 Sep 2009 11:14AM
outstanding macro shot, 1st class....
Stace 13 2 2 England
1 Sep 2009 11:36AM
Great macro

Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
1 Sep 2009 12:14PM
V1 is just wonderful....the expression on that beetle.....
v2 is a beautiful piece of nostalgia, the camera is such a fine historian.
BlueRoom 15 73 20 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 1:23PM

proz 17 205 United States
1 Sep 2009 1:46PM
User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 2:41PM
O yes, I love this, peeking over the edge, excellent.
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
1 Sep 2009 2:57PM
Stunning macro work in V1 Jennn, V2 is a wonderful family shot.
1 Sep 2009 3:45PM
Lovely images, so different, but both excellent !

Absolutely fine images Jennnnn

we love you
GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 6:28PM
He-he cheeky chappy!
Love the family shot too. Beautiful children you were too!
Fab shots.
Marilyn x
graceland 16 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 7:06PM
V1 looks like he's saying "HI"
Just as good as ever. Clive
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 7:25PM
Your photography and imagination have combined to produce one hilarious and exceptional image, it's the best I've seen all day.
GrahamBaines 14 39 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2009 7:44PM
Absolutely wonderful Jennnn...

BeiK 15 7 Scotland
1 Sep 2009 7:59PM
Really good....and funny too.
JasperD 14 Switzerland
1 Sep 2009 9:14PM
I donīt get the humor of #2 related to 1, but what the heck, that macro is a cracking shot! Funny too...
Roly 14 Wales
1 Sep 2009 9:36PM
V1 is a superb close up and V2 is a lovely family shot.
Rock 19 10 2 England
1 Sep 2009 9:59PM
Wonderful work.

Neeka 12 16 Wales
1 Sep 2009 10:43PM
WOW ~ excellent.
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
2 Sep 2009 9:24AM
Wonderful Jennnn - love it.Smile
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
2 Sep 2009 10:38AM
super Jenn, love the macro & the classic mono pics of yours & brothers
3 Sep 2009 10:01AM
so cute. great details.
ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
3 Sep 2009 7:31PM
LOL...faaaaaaaaanTAStic shot and what an awesome pose you've at which you've caught this little fella! Definitely THE quirkiest insect portrait I've seen, Jennnn GrinGrin

And thanks for the greater view of your pf shot Smile

exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
3 Sep 2009 9:05PM
A Beautiful Family Image Jennnnnnnn
and a lovely image of the bug.
Pegon 16 78 1 England
3 Sep 2009 10:49PM
This is superb Jennnn, I love it Smile
SandraKay Plus
14 233 4 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 8:40PM
V1 made me smile so much. Your verse fits the image perfectly.
And V2... it looks so cosy and welcoming, with the fire blazing, the well rhumbed books and those comfy seats. What handsome children you all were.
JimV 15 6 3 Canada
5 Sep 2009 1:56AM
V1 is a wonderful shot Jennn........but the title and write-up is even better, really outstanding work with both. Can't comment on V2 any better (nor as well) than Sandra has above!
Rgds., Jim
Mavis 19 143 2 England
5 Sep 2009 10:13AM

Quote:Such a friendly fellow, looks as if he could talk for the State if not the Nation! Beautifully captured.

So very funny Jennnnnn. What a great image to spot . Looks like a Walt Disney cartoon caricture xxx
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
5 Sep 2009 11:45PM
V1 is absolutely wonderful Jennnn, made me smile. As Jim has already said Sandra has summed up v2 so beautifully and eloquently and I can't add anything further, Ed
MickS 16 23 14 England
6 Sep 2009 11:04PM
Watcha Jennifer


User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2009 12:12AM
I think it deserves the famous Deefer Award. Smile
Portknockie 17 48 Scotland
10 Sep 2009 7:50PM
There you go Jennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn...........100th and worth every vote..

brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2009 9:30AM
Hi there!

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