Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday thoughts... the accidental portraitist

Have you ever taken a picture of one thing, and once you looked at the shot (via computer, or whatever) you saw something else in the picture, namely a living creature, that you had NO idea was there?

This has happened to me. More than once. Usually with insects or other inverts, and it leaves me terribly impressed by their ability to be calm, cool, and camouflaged, despite the nearness of me.

Sneaky little orthopteran!

Back end of grasshopper-esque creature. Considering the preponderance of grasshoppers v. katydids in my garden, I'm guessing it's the former.

So, I was thinking it'd be fun to do a post of just those accidental portraits.

THEN I thought it'd be WAY more fun if other folks had them too, and contributed them (sent a photo a link to it/them to biobabbler at g mail), so I could post a bunch.

Anyhow, what do you think? This would be our first official interactive, group blog. I'll credit you in whatever (suitable-for-an-innocent-public) way you wish.

I would, however, take the liberty of selecting from among the contributions, if needed, for a balanced post.

a) Has this happened to you, and
b) are you willing to/interested in sharing?



  1. The Accidental Portrait Meme. Due date?

  2. Ooh, good idea. Tangible goal.

    Uh, how about October 8th?

    That gives everyone a few weekends for frittering away free moments ferreting out furtive-wildlife photographs. I will definitely post reminders, as well. =)

  3. @Nature ID: Thanks!! I'll publish your link when I pull the post together. Until then, folks will just have to endure the anticipation! =) Nice one.


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