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Friday, August 31, 2007

Photo Hunt: Dirty

The theme for the photohunt this week is dirty.

The photographs which I selected are about a beautiful dance between a couple of butterflies. The dirty part is how I accidentally kept interrupting them. They would get right up to the moment of
coupling and then be startled by me trying to take a picture. Here's an example of a tender moment I interrupted.
They didn't give up but were rudely interrupted by me more than once. I was trying my best to be quiet but sadly I wasn't always successful. It made me feel dirty and insensitive. Here they are in the throes of courtship and passion and then that nasty old human kept stumbling around and interrupting them.
There were even some extremely shy moments where the pair would separate and seek hiding places hoping that I'd go away and leave them to get down to it.However, they weren't easily distracted from their mission. Survival of the species is a powerful motivator. This isn't a casual dalliance but an important part of their life.
Finally I grew a conscience and when the shy lady came out of her cover one last time, I let them get to it and didn't try to take another picture. I do after all have a heart.

I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of dirty pictures the rest of the photo hunters came up with for this week's photo hunt. The links at the bottom of this post will take you to the other photohunters. Saturday is the photo hunt day but I'm posting early and what with time differences it's Saturday somewhere. To find out how to join the hunt and play with us you can go here.

I am adding my fortune to this post at the end. A blogger had linked a place where you can get your fortune and I got mine on Thursday. Here it is. Although my fortune is tame, I think some are dirty to the point of being risque so you might not want to get your fortune there.

My Fortune Cookie told me:
People are beginning to notice you. Try dressing before you leave the house.
Get a cookie from Miss Fortune





100 comments:

SabineM said...

Great take on "dirty!" Made me laugh!
I love butterflies.
These are fabulous photos!

jams o donnell said...

Where was a bucjet of water when you needed it? Beautiful photos!

CRIZ LAI said...

Those are some dirty shots you have there. How could you post shots on making love? Haha...just pulling your legs. Anyway, good shots on nature's creation here. Happy Weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/08/photo-hunters-dirty.html

Sabine said...

These are about the most beautiful dirty photos I've ever seen!! :)

Kucing Mafia said...

Nice close up shot ... buttterflies were doing dirty dances.

http://kucingmafia.blogspot.com/search/label/PhotoHunt

Trinity said...

Hai Carve... thank you for visiting... I thought this week's theme is happy?

Carver said...

Hi Photohunters, Thanks for visiting and Trinity last Saturday was happy and tomorrow is dirty. Depending on your point of view it could still be happy week until tomorrow. I posted a day early.

Take care, Carver

eastcoastlife said...

Those are very beautiful photos! I love the colours and the subjects!

tegdirb92 said...

wow, such beautiful butterflies!! Great take on this weeks theme.

hehehe said...

What's in a word? For heaven's sake...I just got in fwom mowing the gwass and puwwing weeds. Yep. Poster child for your Photo Hunt this week. But no, you decide to be the twecherous twickster and just pway a somewhat dirty twick on a couple unsuspecting butterfwies.
This could get vewy intewesting. Vewy intewesting indeed!
There's something scoowey awound here!
Love, K. Fudd

Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself.
-Dick Cavett

Sue said...

These photos are fantastic! Have a terrific weekend, and happy photo hunting!

mar said...

LOL, great take on the "dirty" theme!

Indiana Amy said...

Awww...they needed a moment apparently!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Very good take on "dirty" this week. Great photos too for interrupting nature. Your fortune was too funny! Have a good weekend.

BlurMommy said...

haha... that is too funny!! The butterflies are so beautiful!

Carver said...

I appreciate the photohunter comments and am enjoying visiting the dirty sites. And Kim, I can hear you talking like like Elmer Fudd. Too funny. Great quote too.

Liz said...

Those are such gorgeous photos!

But poor butterflies!

Angelo said...

You should've told them to get a room. But wow those are some beautiful dirty pictures! I can see how you were compelled to be a voyeur. Great take on this week's theme, thanks for the chuckle. Happy hunting!

Lana G! said...

Great photos - Beautiful dirty is right.

ipanema said...

that's a great take on the theme...dirty thoughts. :)

satkuru said...

hahahaa. that was really creative i must say.

have a great weekend !

pat said...

Wow - what gorgeous and "dirty" photos!! :-)

Happy Weekend.

Maribeth said...

That's a great take on this weeks theme! What fun!

jenny said...

This si the first post I've seen with THAT kind of dirty! heehee! They are so lovely there together, though, I understand why you took so many shots.

Raquel said...

These photos are great..love the color. Ha-ha, what a dirty thoughts!

Heart of Rachel said...

I love butterflies! I like the creative way you used these beautiful photos for this week's theme. I guess the couple of butterflies weren't so glad to be the focus of attention at that time. :)

Rach said...

brilliant shots, but I agree, I'd feel cruel interrupting them as well!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Ok, yeah, that was not what I was expecting! I think your blog needs to be labeled PG-13! hee hee

Katya said...

Hmmm...now there is a different look at the theme! Beautiful photos. Wishing the two of them many...eh...caterpillars???

Heather said...

What an awesome series of photos. I often have to distract or explain to the kids at moments like these--especially with bugs. They LOVE bugs.

Tracey said...

LOL! Fantastic pics!! They're going to make some beautiful butterflies! ;)

maiylah said...

great "dirty" shots! :)
lovely take for his week's theme!

happy hunting!

Yen said...

Beautiful photos! Nice entry!

Anonymous said...

love the photos and very funny too!lol

Ladynred said...

opps! that was me the Anonymous..

Wilson said...

Great pictures you got!...Have a great weekend!...c",)

jennyL said...

lovely butterflies, i have a hard time taking pics of them bec. they fly soon enough b4 i take a shot. What a diff. take at the theme

Paulie said...

What a great story to go with your Tiger Swallowtail butterflies!

Come see mine.

Dragonheart said...

Those are beautiful photos! Amazing how you captured them, even if you felt "dirty" doing so. Gorgeous shots.

Chen said...

hahahah, Beautiful dirty shots. Your post is indeed unique :D

A. said...

Great! A wonderful way to interpret the theme.

Stacie said...

What a funny take on "dirty'!! Your shots are beautiful.

Pumpkin Pie said...

What a sweet and dirty moment you have captured!

Hummie said...

Oh, just beautiful photos and I love your jouraling about them...it shows how you look at the world.

Michele said...

Gosh, those are fantastic photos!!!
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

jmb said...

Hi Carver, lovely photos as usual. I think these are especially beautiful. Good thinking.

Shelby said...

Really beautiful shots!!

Lynn said...

I love the way you posted your "Dirty" story. :) And the pictures are lovely too!

Gattina said...

I sincerely hope nobody does this with you, lol !

JC said...

Lol... beautiful shots.

Angela said...

Those are beautiful photos! I was wondering how you were going to weave "dirty" into them, and you did a great job.

YTSL said...

What a fun and funny post! Original too -- well done! :)

Shirley said...

Fun shots. Cute fortune!

Carver said...

Thanks so much to all the photohunters. I am having fun seeing everyone's take on dirty and I appreciate your comments.

Chris said...

What lovely photos, as usual.

Reminds me of a post I did at the end of July about a news report of policemen, in Germany, investigating suspicious noises, flooding a garden with light and finding 2 hedgehogs doing what comes naturally. They promptly turned off the lights and left! Glad you weren't so squeamish, though, 'cos they're superb pictures.

By the way I've now posted the pictures of my Rose of Sharon plants, if you'd care to drop by.

Kim said...

I love the direction you took this week's theme. Too funny. Great shots too by the way.

Kim @ TheBitterBall

Expat Traveler said...

yes this made me laugh also! Great take on the theme!

thanks for visiting. loved your fortune too.

Love Bears All Things said...

Beautiful photos!!!
Mama Bear

George said...

great shots TQ

MamaArcher said...

those were the prettiest dirty photos I have seen!

Caroline said...

I liked your "dirty" story. Your photos are beautiful.

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

that was just too cute... tastefully done....

The dirt on the birds and the bees (well in this case the butterflies)..

Barbara said...

What great pictures you've captured. The butterflies are gorgeous.

farmingfriends said...

These photographs are beautiful as are the butterflies even if they are getting down and dirty!!!
Sara from farmingfriends

-E said...

best "dirty" pictures. i always try to take pics of butterflies, but i have a fear of them, so i can't get close enough to get a good one.

Feathers a/k/a Thriftin' Gal said...

Great sequence of photos for the theme, I enjoyed them very much :)

Jose said...

You are mean, mean, mean. Just like our kids, every so often they would knock on the door late at night and we had to pretend we were sleeping already, wink, wink.

LoveMyStarr said...

Very nice! I love the pictures. Thanks for stopping by my place!

crazy working mom said...

Wow, such lovely photos. Great take on the theme. :)

Siani said...

Love the interpretation of "dirty". And what gorgeous, vibrant colours. Lovely pics.

Donetta said...

Hello, This is my first visit, you are a gifted photographer I have enjoyed your blog. Come over for a visit sometime.

Mama Bear June said...

Great photos!
Photo Hunters

Turtles said...

Very original! Nice take on the theme today.

Your photos are beautiful.

Teena said...

Great action shots! Bug porn!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Mom Unplugged said...

What a fun set of "dirty" photos! Your interpretation made me laugh! Thanks for the chuckle!

(Beautiful butterflies too)

Skittles said...

I can imagine how I'd feel a bit dirty, too :)

Carver said...

Thanks again to all the photohunters for stopping by. I tried to visit everyone. If I didn't it's because some links weren't working. I am enjoying the photohunt a bunch and interesting to see all the different takes on the same theme.

Theresa said...

maybe I have a "dirty" mind too, that is where my mind went when I heard the topic this week- great photos!!! love it

Goofy Girl said...

Haha, those shy butterflies!!

superkimbo said...

A whole different kind of dirty - I love it!

BirdieRoark said...

butterfly sex! I think I need to take a cold shower. lol

karen said...

that's a very interesting take on our theme for the week. great shots!

Baba/night owl said...

Hi Carver,Thanks for visiting my place today.I love your close up shots of the butterflies...What a clever take on the theme.... Baba

alpha said...

very interesting take on the theme. love the colors!

Bibik Nyonya said...

wow those are really great shots. Beautiful garden you have!

denisebautista said...

Those butterflies are beautiful. Great take on this week's theme! Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend!

claudie said...

A lovely story with butterflies! thanks Carver! Sure I will dream about them! It's really a good idea you had for the theme and marvelous photos!

Whirlwind said...

Great shots!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Very creative and funny! Beautiful shots!

Mark said...

I don't know, disturbing butterflies trying to mate ...Photographers eh, what they will do for a good photo.

Cheers Mark

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Wonderful photos! I love the butterflys, even if they were in a private moment. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Carver said...

Thanks again to all the photohunters. I appreciate your visiting and commenting so much. It's been fun seeing what everyone did with this theme.

Leslie said...

Hilarious take on "dirty." Lovely photos!

marlster said...

great take on the "dirty" theme. cheers!

Larry said...

beautifully "dirty" photos - thxs for stopping by my photohunt entry too

Crystal said...

Aww, poor butterflies. I think I'd be bugged too if a human kept trying to snap pictures of me in the throes of passion. LOL

Beautiful photos though. Thanks for stopping by!

Janet said...

awwww, what sweet butterfly love!!! thanks for visiting!

Judith said...

Haha, watch out, I was almost tempted to join photohunters myself and make a dirty martini and take a pic for my foodblog ;-)

97 comments, wow, mom's popular! I'm glad I don't have that many... I'd never get any work done!

Carver said...

Thanks again to the photohunters for visiting.

Hi Judith,

You should play when you have time. You can spend as much or as little time as you want. It's not that I'm popular it's that I got addicted. I want to see what everyone does with the themes so I visit EVERYONE that plays and leave a comment. I won't always have time to do that but I'd like to because it's fun. Love, Mom

WkSocMom said...

Whoa, 100th comment. Anyway, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Glad to have found you, you have absolutely gorgeous photos on your blog, and I love your take on this theme.