WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Prolific

This week, Krista asks us what “Prolific” makes us think about. The most prolific must be the earth itself as home of all known life. Water, microorganisms, oxygen, mammals, dinosaurs, flowers, insects, humans…
A never ending process, of which these images are just a tiny fraction from my little corner of the earth.The nature, not always easy for humans to explore, but we are attracted and we are curious about it. …and we are part of an amazing landscape and scenery. In search for life and color.We all know that behind the clouds the sky is always blue but rarely think of the valuable air we breathe. And when the sun sets, another day is gone and life on earth continues in an eternal circle, constantly prolific. With or without homo sapiens…

All images are from Majjistral National Park here in Malta April 2018.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge / Prolific

Hiking in Majjistral Nature Park– Part 1

In my last post, I mentioned that we went hiking in Majjistral Nature Park last Saturday. We walked for about three hours and we got lost. These are just a very few of all the pictures I took, just to give an impression of how it looks in the park. You can choose between walking at the flat plateau which we did the first time… …for more adventure you can choose to walk along the slopes on narrow winding paths, and that’s what we did this time. Me, my husband and our brave Basenji Fanny. Here at the beginning the walkway is quite wide.Our first stop will be at the small buildings by the water. When we were here last time we thought this was a dead end but on our way back we meet a couple who said that you can continue around the corner and further up there are a stairway where you can get up to the plateau. No need to go back and just a few hours walk.

This trip can easily be a very long trip since I stop all the time to take pictures. Here´s the second butterfly I seen so far this year. Sadly, my macro lens was in my bag, but I managed to take some close ups anyway.Now the paths have become more narrow and the slopes down towards the sea are steeper.We will soon arrive at the small buildings where we will rest before moving on to see what’s waiting around the corner. It became quite exciting, but I’ll leave that until part two. Before I finish, I have to mention my beloved four-legged friend. She’s soon nine months old, still a puppy but very clever and so brave. She proved that on several occasions during the next part of our adventure.💖💖

I think this post may fit well with the theme of breathe with its breathtaking views, the breathtaking adventures, and our deep breaths when we were exhausted after climbing and when we realized we were lost. If that’s not enough then it’s obvious above how Fanny breathes.

Photo Challenge by Frank / Dutch Goes the Photo’s / Theme: Breathe

 

Macro time

I think this is a Vinbärssnäcka. That´s what it called in Swedish but I´m not sure about the English name.

Here I let the pictures speak for themselves.This is the first butterfly I managed to capture so far this year. It flew among the flowers in Majjistral National Park. This one was not easy to catch with the camera, but I’m very happy that I found it.

Saturday’s mix from Malta

Tack finaste bloggvännen Beate för det mjuka paketet som kom med posten. Hahaa.. vilken överraskning, till glädje för både mig och Fanny. Två färgstarka leksaker att tugga och bita i. Behövs verkligen, hon biter i allt!Ice cream in November!  I prefer this prickly pears but not to pick them by myself.You always find something to photograph while waiting for the traffic light.That’s all for today!!

I wish I could fly…

I wish I could fly, that I had wings like a butterfly.

Today I will fly anyway but without own wings. Tomorrow I will be on the other side of the earth, in Borneo. Five weeks and then back to Malta, then I´ll go to Sweden to get our puppy.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Waiting

Photographing insects with macro often means waiting for the perfect moment.
Click on a circle to enlarge if you like to see the whole image.Most waves them away while I chase them with my camera, waiting…Worth waiting for.

Weekly Photo Challenge / Waiting

Macro / Bevingat / Winged

Hope you don’t get tired of my winged little ones.

They are busy buzzing among our flowers.They look almost the same.It’s not the same images but could be the same insects that I photographed.
Hope you enjoy
😀
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Eget tema 19: Hålla tungan rätt i mun (326/366)

img_3390-0Ibland gäller det att hålla tungan rätt i mun, det vill säga vara uppmärksam och försiktig när man ska fotografera nära.
Fjärilen ser ut att ha koll på sin tunga, själv var jag nog lite darrig på handen eller var det fjärilen som viftade med sina vingar.

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Stamgäst (310/366)

img_3313Det fullkomligt svärmar av fjärilar runt våra växter just nu. För någon dag sen var det minst tjugo stycken, alla av samma sort. Utom en men den kommer på bild senare. De är väldigt orädda, en satte sig i mitt hår, på mina kläder och till och med på min kameras objektiv. Här syns tre av våra stamgäster som förhoppningsvis fortsätter att komma på besök. Ännu har vi sommarvärme här på ön med nästan 30 grader.

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Drag (304/366)

Nu är jag här igen men bara för att tydligare visa lite mer av alla mina fina och vackra anletsdrag. Fotografen har som alltid svårt att bestämma sig för bara en bild så därför får ni se mina drag ur flera vinklar. Nej, bilden som liknar den från igår är inte densamma.
Hon tyckte bara att den här var bättre även om ingen mer än hon själv ser någon skillnad, ett väldigt typiskt drag hos fotografen.
😉
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Mellan raderna…

Vi får bara en resa genom livet, så glöm inte bort att stanna upp ibland och lukta på blommorna IMG_7838Småkryp och insekter av alla de slag syns till min glädje alltid någonstans ute på vår terrass. De är oftast kloka nog att ta tillfället i akt, att stanna upp ett tag, innan de ger sig vidare ut mot nya mål och äventyr.Img_8722Nu var det ju meningen att det skulle bli skärpa på BÅDA vingarna men jag tycker fjärilen blev.tillräckligt.bra ändå för att känna lusten att gärna försöka igen och igen och igen…

En positiv inställning kanske inte löser alla problem med den gör de till en mer njutbar upplevelse
GRANT FAIRLEY

Lördagstema Citat # 1 / Inspiratör Marie i Skrifvarstugan