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The Grasshopper and the Ants

The Grasshopper and the Ants
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Copyright: Sowndarya Vallabhajosyula (soundaryav) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 16 N: 27] (264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-18 21:45
Viewed: 2688
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grasshopper this time around playing the role of Mr/s.Green..it was Mr/s.Brown in one of my earlier snaps..

May be a little out of the box from the usual anatomy stuff..we must have all read this famous Aesop's fable - 'The Grasshopper and the Ants' in our childhood..which goes like this..

Once upon a time there was a Grasshopper who has spent the warm months singing away while the ants worked to store up food for winter. When winter arrives, the grasshopper finds itself dying of hunger, and upon asking the ant for food is only rebuked for its idleness. This story is used to teach the virtues of hard work and saving, and the perils of improvidence. Some popular one liners from this fable are, 'Idleness brings want', 'To work today is to eat tomorrow' & 'It is best to prepare for the days of necessity'...

How far sighted were those people who had come up with such amazingly petit moral driven fables which teaches everything to a child for it's survival!!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-18 22:01]

Hello Sowndarya
Nice and interesting capture, beautiful colors and good details.

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-18 22:48]
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ha ha. e very nice insect, quite strange :)

Hallo Sowndarya
From all your images posted, I like this one the best so far. This is a real good close-up. Beautiful capture of this hopper displayed. Pleasant light and lovely lilac background which emphasize this insects beautiful details, especially the big eye and the antennas. Thanks for sharing this lovely creature, it was indeed a pleasure to look at.- Keep it up my friend.
Kind regards

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