Saturday, June 8, 2013

Suicidal Cricket: Photo A Day - An Animal

Day 8 of "June Photo A Day Challenge" : An Animal


Today's prompt said we could shoot (with our camera!) any "animal"... from the teeniest of insects, to an animal at the zoo.

I started with an elephant, then found a camel eating leaves from a tree in my neighborhood, then a flock of sheep pasturing in the fields close to my apartment, then a small frog in our allotted car parking, and finally this suicidal cricket strolling on my computer table!



Why suicidal?

Well my philosophy with animals is quite simple. "You stay in your space, and I stay in mine. Live and let live." If an animal (or bug or bird), who is not injured or in need of help, encroaches my space without permission, he/she/it is asking for trouble!

If I hadn't been doing this photo challenge, that little bugger, in the pic above, would have surely met his death yesterday, for trespassing on my computer table. But because he stayed so still and posed like such a cooperative model, I left him to Dad, who "delivered" him out into my balcony instead, letting him live.

Lucky bugger owes his life to the creator of this photo challenge!


This is my eighth post for 2013 June Photo A Day Challenge.
Link to the previous post: "Photo A Day - Bright"

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6 comments:

Shilpa Garg said...

LOL @ Suicidal cricket... interesting choice for the prompt today... very different :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@Shilpa - :P it looks disgusting, doesn't it? I got another shot at it, right from the front, with the camera at his level. But his feelers aren't visible in that pic... maybe 'coz of the angle or the light... I don't know. He looked kinda incomplete without them, so I used this from-the-top shot.

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

I doubt if it smokes, and I'm pretty sure it isn't from Delhi. So why would you think of crushing it? You cruel person. Props @ dad for saving it from certain destruction at your hands.


Besides, s/he (is it a cricket or a cricketess?) seems like a rather inquisitive, friendly fellow. Large, bright eyes sparkling with life, antennae quivering with the sheer joy of being alive and a spectacularly fit, toned body that'd make the best swimmer envious.

Now if it were a critter named Rugby, that would've been a different matter. But maltreat cricket? I forbid you. Long live cricket.


Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

No he didn't smoke, and I'm quite sure he didn't fly all the way from Delhi just to meet his death at my hands. But he was a chatter-box. He and all his brethren keep chattering non-stop through the night, and sometimes even during the day, and irritate the hell out of me.

Does that remind you of someone? Yes, I meant you! You definitely seem to be of the same species... you're so attracted to him/her! :P

Cricket is nothing more than a Casino Royale nowadays!

Shail Mohan said...

Haha. I came looking for your suicidal cricket after your mentioned it in the comments :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

LOL! Glad you found it, Shail! Doesn't it look as disgusting as your fly? :p

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