SUMMER ADVENTURES - Episode 33 - AMBER, GOLD & SILHOUETTES

in steemstem •  27 days ago 

It's early morning ...

... and the blue butterfly is resting on the dry grass ...

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... immersed in soft golden light ...

... the cicada larvae has changed her appearance a few hours earlier, in the dark near dawn ...

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... the remains of that transformation are now beautifully translucent like a sophisticated amber sculpture of an extraterrestrial visitor ...

... a snail is hurrying across the small dusty road, seeking shelter before the day becomes really hot ... it has spent the fresh, humid night slowly feeding on the open, but now its time to put in use some snail speed, the sun is still emitting a gentle yellow gold ... but soon there will be white heat in the summer air ...

... the small ...

... translucent spider ...

... has just caught a pray ... even this dramatic scene of a killing ...

... is somehow made look idyllic by the golden magic of the morning sunlight ...

... the bumblebee is enjoying the nectar-filled breakfast ...

... and this ...

... is a post ...

... about that light ... well, not only ... but mostly ...

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... a visual journey ...

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... through the hazy atmospheres ...

... of the golden summer mornings ...

... and evenings ...

... seen mostly ...

... through a collection ...

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... of plants ...

... and animals ...

... with the occasional ...

...  look at the sky ...

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... or landscape ...

... because of the shifting, elusive ...

... nature of its main protagonist - the light ...

... this post will be ...

... I mean, it already is ...

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... essentially a rambling post ...

... loose and dispersed ...

... like the soft weightless coating of light ...

... in which these Hunter Flies ...

... are mating ...

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... another mating pair ... Colias butterflies ... one of a few species present on these meadows ...

... a portrait of the single butterfly of a similar species ...

... a small young mantis ...

... on some dried out thorny plant ...

... another, bigger and completely developed mantis, on a similar plant ...

... and then ...

... a look at the amber sky ...

... with some seagulls flying through ... and a little animation ...

... of the setting sun ...

... I mentioned some silhouettes in the title ...

... so maybe ...

... it's about time ...

... to put ...

... a few of those in the post ...

... and now ...

... some more ...

... tiny details ...

... in the morning light ...

... hm ... morning ... I don't know ... I'm not really sure ...

... maybe is late afternoon ... 

... or an evening ...

... I don't know ...

... I think I'm lost ...

... in the sun ...

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... this strange camouflaged thing is a young mantis ... Empusa pennata ... a very interesting species ...

... a dragonfly ... resting in the tall grass ... in the late afternoon ...

... another butterfly ... one of the Apatura species ... I think ...

... a mammoth wasp ... this one I photographed in the evening ... I remember the occasion ... there was a party on the beach ... and while wandering around with a joint, I came across the wasp, it eas very calm, preparing for the night rest and so I had a good opportunity for a shot ...

... a common green fly ...

... one of the many species of bug ... bugs are very numerous in the dry summer landscape ...

... a spider ... and his elegant web ...

... and then ...

... another spider ... to illustrate the fact that there are many of these spiders on the meadows ...

... a small cockroach ... with the antennae swaying on the gentle breeze ...

... an elegant grasshopper ... with very long legs and antennae ...

... in the balancing act between two stems of grass ...

... here is a younger version of the same species ... hordes of these grasshoppers are present on the coastal meadows in the summer ...

... a picture of grass ... I like to photograph the common grasses ...

... there is a lot of elegance ...

... in those simple shapes ...

... and lines ...

... a collection of minuscule flies caught in the spider's web ...

... another look ...

... at the sunset ...

... the fiery sky ...

... the birds...

... and...


... all those ...

... silhouettes ...

... and now ...

... with the last little collection ...

... of some ...

... very common ...

... plants ...

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... from these summer meadows ...

... in the light that looks like a view through a glass of honey ...

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... is time to end this little post filled with gold and amber ... as always in these Summer Adventures on Steemit, all the photographs, and a little sunset GIF - are my work ...

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Epic as always the clear cicada shells and mantids are my favorite.

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:) my too ... both are very photogenic stuff

Wow I think this is the best photography post I have seen here in the 3 years since I opened my account.

It’s great to see somewhere on the trending posts, It would be amazing to see it rank higher.

I believe @theycallmedan will appreciate this post.

Cheers

Thank you :) really nice to hear that

Absolutely epic photo collection. Natural micro cosmos at its finest. I am really glad I gave you that follow. Hopefully I will see your next post earlier so that I can send some extra support through @tipu to you.

Thanks :)

Izvrsno! Fotke su ti čista poezija buraz.

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:) hvala

Cool photos, love the light and colors

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:)