Katydid Contour by lyndemc

Katydid Contour

This katydid was strolling around on the hood of our car last evening so I scooped him up, tucked him in an insect observatory (bug cage), with the explanation of how I'd love to take his picture in the morning if he wouldn't mind. Bright and early today I took him outside, very much hoping that when I set him on the tree he wouldn't instantly take off. Bless his little heart, he stayed put for the longest time! This photo was originally taken for the b&w challenge but as I couldn't come up with anything else I liked for this album, Mr. Katydid gets the honors in color (tho the pic was honestly pretty cool in monochrome).
When you said insect bucket, i thought....
Uh...right. Very creative and totally awesome silhouette! +fav
August 4th, 2014  
Terrific silhouette -another of your oh so creative ideas for a fantastic shot.
August 4th, 2014  
Wonderful!
August 4th, 2014  
Light through leaves is lovely enough, but the addition of Katy did make it all the more charming!
August 4th, 2014  
That is awesome.
August 4th, 2014  
So cool, I love it!
August 4th, 2014  
What effort to get a pic - but well worth it, the silhouette is stunning. Fav
August 4th, 2014  
Wow - neat shot. Well seen.
August 4th, 2014  
Wow, that is really a great shot. The leaves are illuminated and the shado of the the bug is wonderful. FAV
August 4th, 2014  
great spot! love the shadow. FAV
August 4th, 2014  
He was very considerate that bug! Wonderful image Denise.
August 4th, 2014  
Wonderful composition! Beautiful lighting!
August 4th, 2014  
Lovely lighting on this too!
August 4th, 2014  
Love the color contrast and silhouette.
August 4th, 2014  
Fantastic silhouette and framing!Love the composition and lighting!fav
August 4th, 2014  
Love the lighting. A great shot Denise.
August 4th, 2014  
Very creative staging Denise!!
Love the perfect silhouette on the the leaf.
Fav
August 4th, 2014  
Fabulous find and capture.
August 4th, 2014  
Great spot and capture!
August 4th, 2014  
Never heard of a katydid, I had to google! They look cute and I love this shadow shot, works well
August 4th, 2014  
This is fabulous! Such a wonderful idea! Love the lighting and shadow. Fav!
August 4th, 2014  
You are such a schemer Denise - and I am sure the colour version of the shot was far better than the B&W
August 4th, 2014  
I've never heard of a katydid either, learn something new every day on 365. His shadow on the leaf is super, as is the light through the leaves.
August 4th, 2014  
amazing capture
August 5th, 2014  
Fav...such a Fav...
August 5th, 2014  
amazing ..what a great eye and use of light ... Fav
August 5th, 2014  
Wonderful shadow and light! Fav!
August 5th, 2014  
Great shot. I really like how he is in silhouette except for his antenna's.
Very cool
August 5th, 2014  
Stunning
August 5th, 2014  
Perfection! FAV!
August 5th, 2014  
@wearing0 I think of the katydid as an "elegant" grasshopper. lol They can be hard to find as they look very much like a leaf and are well camouflaged when in a tree.

@juliac I liked your enthusiastic comment. Yeah! And thanks for the fav too.

@terryliv Oh, I suppose the color version was better, yes, but the b&w was cool. It really was!
August 5th, 2014  
@paulaw Thanks, Paula, for stopping by and sharing a comment. I've learned so much about flowers, plants and places, as well as photography being here on 365.
August 5th, 2014  
gorgeous light & capture - fav
August 5th, 2014  
fav love the shadow, focus and colors.
August 6th, 2014  
Clever of you to "borrow" him for your photo. And so nice of him to pose so well, too. Love this shot.
August 6th, 2014  
Very cool shot and congrats on pp!!! Fav!!!
August 6th, 2014  
Super composition and great lighting.
August 6th, 2014  
Great capture. Shadow is tremendous! Fav
August 10th, 2014  
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