I found this charming tableau in a village in Switzerland. An ordinary log had been transmogrified into a monster; a rather benign monster, judging by the waggish expression of the gnome next to it!
These photos were taken worlds apart. The dragonfly alighted on our boat while we were ambling down a quiet river in France. Fortunately I had my camera at the ready for other wonders, but this elegant creature stopped just long enough for me to get a photo. It was his colour that caught my eye but, just for a moment he sat on the rail and shone!
The other photo was taken on a cattle farm in the north of South Africa. It was last winter and we were on holiday there. The winter veld is a dismal brown as there is no rain for months on end and the winds were bitter. We had found a sunny sheltered spot where we could cuddle up to our mugs of tea. The turquoise flash of this lovely lizard engaged my attention and I was glad was able to get a photo because the click of the camera chased him back into a crack in the plaster. It wasn’t until I saw the two pictures together I realised that they were almost a matched pair with their brilliant colour and jewel-like shine.
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I waited some time in total silence hardly daring to breathe, in order to see this lizard shyly peer out of his hidey hole again. He had flashed away when I spotted him first and then when it seemed safe to look he crept out warily, eyeing me to see if I presented any danger to him. He was gone at the click of my camera.
This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. “Eye Spy” is this week’s theme.http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/ ‘Eye Spy’ Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge.