These little insects caught my eye while they were out playing in the shafts of afternoon light. There can’t be too many more days that will be warm enough for them to venture out but today was beautiful.
It’s not easy to focus on their flitting movements – which appear much like trampolining without touching the ground – but I like the tiny sunlit shapes, and their delicate presence signals a small reprieve from the cold.
© Karen McRae, 2013
70 thoughts on “Dances in Light”
Really beautiful Karen!
Thanks, Trish. (I have been thinking of you – I’ll send you an email soon. Hope you are well! x : )
Maybe the last of the year, hoping for some more above zero days, though. Thanks, Polly! : )
Pretty amazing that you caught them so clearly!
It took some effort and they aren’t as good as I’d like but it was a lovely day to chase bugs! Thanks for your comment.
You’re welcome! I was impressed with the shot.
Wow! Very sweet!
Thank you, I’m glad you like them. : )
Like little fairies.. marvellous Bokeh too .. Do you remember I posted about Midges in the summer http://helensphotomania.wordpress.com/?s=midges 😉
Helen, I had forgotten about your fabulous midges. You found the motherlode! : )
They are like little fairies in the light. Thank you! xx
you just taught me a new word Karen.. motherlode 🙂
Very nice…. I can almost hear a soft string quartet accompanying the sound of their wings..,
Thanks very much, I like the idea of a string quartet playing outside. : )
I was delighted, Karen, absolutely delighted. You did capture their light and movement. Being childish in thought sometimes I could not help thinking that Tinkerbell had sisters.
I love your comment, Judy, thank you. The low angle light always makes a bit of magic.
like picturing time …really beautiful…
Maybe they are Time Flies, Steven. : )
Very fascinating image!
As the beautiful image of plentiful light with flying Tinkerbell, in the same time,
—– what on earth, what is flying on November, if not Tinkerbell ?
(If it was an insect = two legs front, two legs stretched to the back = looks like
Grasshopper ? ? ? —– ON November ? ? ?) Far beyond my imagination. 🙂
As long as it is a little bit above freezing there seem to be some insects around. Today is another beautiful day! : )
Thanks for your comment.
For me out of focus insects are looking alive. They are in motion and catch my vision. Warm pictures.
I guess it does capture their fluttering movement. Thank you.
Enjoy the nice day!
Karen, you have cast light onto their own special world.
Thank you, Rufus. The late day light is golden.
I love them, Karen. Very animated and magical!
They are quite animated little creatures, they seem to love the beams of light. Thanks, Marina.
Respect, Karen! These are extremely difficult to shoot.
It is bit tricky getting close to them, and then to focus. I had a bit of luck. Thank you, Harrie.
Tiny dancers! Beautiful mood. But they only live for a day or two!
I guess is you only live a few days you might as well dance in the light…
you are always surprising me with your creations!
That’s nice to know, thank you!
Excellent. The fourth one especially, for me…
Much thanks, Alessandro.
It is always such a pleasure to see your work. Exciting and magical these flittering small ones.
That’s very kind, Bente, thank you. I’m glad you enjoy them.
Finally, evidence of the wee folk:) Nothing short of magic.
Yes, the week folk they are! : )
The magic of light.
Thank you, we’ve been having some nice weather, perfect for wandering.
These are stunning – I like that they are not all in focus, it makes it look magical and mysterious. Absolutely amazing!
Thank you, Cara!
to dance in the light…. yes
Whenever there is opportunity. : )
That’s incredible you were able to catch them mid-flight.
Chasing bugs – something I’ve never grown out of it seems…
You captured their stories, Karen. A tiny, sunlit ballet.
Thanks, Richard. I like your description of the tiny dancers.
Oh…so beautifully delicate and ephemeral. Thank you for sharing the gift of these moments with us.
A pleasure, April. Thanks for your appreciation.
Mesmerising images, Karen. So delicate and illuminating.
I’m glad you like them, Simon. thank you! : )
yes A tiny sunlit ballet
I think that might be the last dance until spring… it’s getting wintery again.
I like these little guys. Technically a nightmare you’ve captured some beautiful images Karen!
Tricky to capture but that’s part of the fun! thanks, Adrian.
like little fairies!
Yes, they are fairy-like. : )
Poetry in motion ! Another great post ! : ) }
Thanks, Chris! In motion for sure. : )
I’m so happy !!! You found some fairies !!! 🙂
Ha, yes! I imagine they are now tucked away for the winter as it just got cold again. I’ll check for more in the spring.
I’ll be patient 😉
These are so many things..so lovely..they feel like lost wishes maybe, or children’s dreams..there is something very tender and fragile about them..
Beautiful, Karen, and I totally agree about their signalling a temporary reprieve – this reminds me of summer’s last dragonflies perching on metal tubes on the Somerset Levels, to glean the last of the warmth that the metal was absorbing from the weakening sun. Adrian