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Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




The brilliant design of nature:
There are some things
Humans cannot improve upon
But rather learn from, in nature


My little friend was none too pleased. Indeed, some might consider this was a foolhardy photo shoot.

In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

14 thoughts on “(Extra)ordinary

  1. I don’t think we can improve on this one. You got that right! It’s its own perfection.

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  2. The first image is totally intriguing. A flower of some kind? 🙂

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  3. This is a wasp nest without the larvae inside the comb. They build these things everywhere in the climate in which I live. You have to constantly battle these wasps and mud daubers. I am not allergic but many people are and have to be careful. Unlike bees, these guys don’t sting once and die. They can sting more than once in a full out assault. But I admire their constructive beauty and survival adaptability even if they are a pain (literally).


  4. Definitely a dangerous shoot! I thought it might be some kind of honeycomb but it’s also reminiscent of a close up on certain plant forms. Great shot! 🙂

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  5. Thank you again! FYI, I took the wasp nest with a Lytro camera and I am still learning how to use it. It is the cheaper “Red” original box version, not the Illium. I did not want to spend the money on an Illium without seeing how I liked this format. Lytro camera’s are “light field” in that while you do have to choose a focal point and depth of field when you snap the photo, they are ” living photos” in that you can change the depth of field and focal point once processed. The Lytro website or app allows you to run a slideshow that gives you a 3D depth of field transition. I fix mine to the depth of field and focal point of interest to post. I’d like to figure out how to turn the slideshow into a GIF or something I could post showing the entire transition. I am mentioning this because I really love your work and I think this type of camera might appeal to you and your style.


  6. Bless you, that’s very kind! I’m no photographer. I just like beautiful images. I’ll have a look though and thank you. 🙂

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  7. Yes, I think the lotus bract looks similar!

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  8. Buzz softly and carry a big stinger, Christy. Sly one. 😉

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  9. Gorgeous shots, as usual ❤ Thanks so much for sharing!

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