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Friday, July 18, 2008

Photohunt: What IS That ?

What IS that?; happens to be the photohunt theme this week. So without further ado: What IS that? chirps the goldfinch with a piercing look from the safety of the redbud tree. What IS That ? squeaks the squirrel as he faces off with a fighter's stance.
Editorial Note - Thanks to Patricia, I fixed the next one. I had the catbird mixed up with a teenage mockingbird. I do need to stop guessing about what teenagers will look like.

What IS that ? squeals the catbird in it's scariest voice.
What IS that ? mews the neighbor's cat awakened from his nap time visit.
What IS that ? clicks the wren from the safety of the mulberry tree.
What IS that ? inquires the rabbit on it's way to the delicious stand of weeds.
What IS that ? inquires the robin as she prepares for her leisurely bath.

What IS that ? barks the dog with a slightly worried look.
What IS that? asks the alien with antennas quivering.
Clomp, clomp, bam, bam, then it stops and click, click goes the metallic instrument in the scary purple big foot's hand. No one sticks around to find out what it IS, if they had I would have answered, I come in peace.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. You can browse other photohunt support posts on technorati here - and at the photohunt home on Saturday here -

87 comments:

Napaboaniya said...

The last picture of the insect is nice. Looks like it's walking on the planet! :)

p/s: My first errand of the day tomorrow? Rushing to the art store! :P

Yen said...

WOW! Really nice shots and nice entries,Carver! The second to the last pic is like in another planet;-)

eastcoastlife said...

You sure look like an alien... to the creatures. hehe.....

Lovely purple crocs!

Sean said...

Wao! A lot of nice pictures!

Have a nice weekend!

Huey said...

Lovely photos and lovely post! Oh and lovely animals! :D

julie said...

Carver, this is a wonderful post! instead of focusing on other things, you focused on YOU :)

Nice one.

Have a great weekend!

Yolanda said...

Loved the photos and those purple clogs. Have a great weekend.

Criz Lai said...

Cool shots Carver :) I just has that alien swimming in my drink last night.. Yucks~~

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting my photohunt. I thought I'd mention that I photographed the alien standing on my car and after I downloaded the pic I realized it looked like it was standing on a planet peering off to outerspace (or at least it did to me). Happy weekend.

Sue said...

D'awww I love the squirrel shot :) All great photos, and entry :)

Joan said...

You capture great pictures there! Happy PH! =)

Blur Mommy said...

Very cute story! Love all the photos! Happy weekend!

Juliana RW said...

all nice shots :D

Mine in here Thanks

Floridogz said...

You crack me up!
Did I mention that my new Roller Blades have purple accents? We do have this cosmic vibe goin' on, my Friend.
Great pics; even better when woven into a tale.
Or is that squirreldogcatrabbitbirdalien tail?
Love, K.

I said Mr. Purple People Eater, what's your line?
He said it's eatin' purple people and it sure is fine.
But that's not the reason that I came to land.
I wanna get a job in a rock and roll band.
-Sheb Wooley, 1958
(Whew you're safe Purple One, he comes in Peace as well.)

ancient one said...

I loved this post. It was like reading a children's book to my grandchildren. This post is GREAT!!

Expat Traveler said...

now that is the most adorable kitten, my fav out of the pics. They are all great. What an effort, and very creative!

claudie said...

Delicious captures, Carver! I see the same shoes we have in europe at this time!

Leslie said...

Is that at your place? Wow! Those pictures are fantastic! :)

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch on the theme. Mine's up too hope you can drop by.. Have a wonderful weekend!

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting and to answer the question about where they were taken, all except the one with the dog are at my house. The dog was on a trail at my neighborhood park. The tan siding behind the mockingbird is my neighbor's house but the bird is in my tree.

Leslie said...

Ahhh, I am so interested in all your wild life. :)

Outside my window I have crimson rosellas, mapgies, cockatoos and galahs.

And there are kangaroos in the fields, every single time you go out in the car.

mama meji said...

The "alien" shot is super cool. And I love the color of your crocs.

Heart of Rachel said...

I love it! Beautiful photos and I enjoyed the touch of humor.

Angela at mommy bytes said...

Great wildlife! And I love your purple crocs.

SASSY MOM said...

Nice photos! Great take for this week's theme. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Weekend!

karen said...

you are such a nature lover, and you take such great shots!

happy weekend!

david mcmahon said...

Nice work all round. Have been AWOL for a fortnight because the clan was in Malaysia on holiday. Gotta love beaches!

Corey~living and loving said...

WOW! what a great take on the theme. You rocked it out of the park. :) thanks for the smiles.
happy weekend.

Hummie said...

lol...you made me smile with your unique way of writing.

I personally like that squirrel photo best...it cracked me up.

jennyL said...

wow that insect is like an alien in a planet good shot!

Happy weekend ! My entries

http://jennys-corner.com/2008/07/photohunt-what-is-that.html
http://jennysaidso.com/2008/07/photohunt-what-isthat.html

Pato & Pearl said...

i love that squirrel!!!!!...Nature's beauty is just so amazing!

Pearl - happy weekend

Agring said...

These are all beautiful shots and detailed! Thanks for sharing.
Sorry I made 2 links. I made a mistake on the first link.

maiylah said...

what an entertaining post, Carver. Love it! :)

Randi said...

A really creative take on this week’s theme and great sequence of nice shots.

danielctw said...

Hahaha... this got me laughing out loud.. the alien... insect and the giant alien itself...

philos said...

Wow! This is a fun take on the theme hehe... and excellent photos too!

YTSL said...

Very cool photo essay that made me smile. Thanks, Carver. :)

Lynn said...

I like your pictures of the squirrel and the robin. :)

Snap Catch said...

Great choice for photohunt theme... Mine's up too hope you can visit... Happy weekend!

on the Rock said...

What a great story through photos.

marcia said...

love that post very entertaining and we can all relate:)

genny said...

Those are pretty shots and its beautiful entry for this week's theme. Nice job my friend. Mine is up also.

Greyscale Territory said...

I love the fun way you offer us stages of pics and narrative! Well done!

Hootin' Anni said...

EXCELLENT!!! I can't help but ask "Take me to your leader o purple footed one!"

My photo hunt this week is a sequence of photos as I open a purchase I made at Michael's Crafts shop. Can you guess what they are before I reveal them?

Come by if you can find time!! Have a super weekend.

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting. Agring I deleted the extra linky since you mentioned putting the wrong one in first. I left the PH one. It's contagious because I entered something wrong on your blog too so hopefully you can delete that one for me. Happy Saturday everyone.

Rach said...

I like the squirrel best :-)

Katney said...

How fun! You have come up with a very creative interpretation of our theme today. Mine is muc more mundane, though pretty far out there.

Pam said...

Loved this!

Aileni said...

You have worked hard on this one - and we are still little wiser... :)

Dragonstar said...

Lovely Carver! I really like what you've done here, it's such fun!

Sarge Charlie said...

wow miss carver, you are an over achiever this week, nice hunt.

Queen of My Domain said...

Love those what is that pictures. Great crocs also!!

JC said...

Wonderful series! That is one cool looking alien!

Dragonstar said...

This is just a PS from me.
Aileni's having a slow day today, so I explained what all the critters are looking at!

the teach said...

CROCS! Extremely comfortable shoes! Great color! :)

SabineM said...

nice photos!! I absolutely LOVE the second to last, the bug on the table... THat photo looks like the bug is on the moon or the earth....
THe angle is amazing!
Lovely shots

Baker Watson said...

What a cool take on the theme. Very creative. Kudo's. I agree with ancient one - It's like reading a children's book.

Baker

Barbara H. said...

I love this! This post could be made into a children's book!

crazy working mom said...

Wonderful nature shots! :) Very nicely done. Happy Hunting.

Siani said...

What a nice, fun post. I especially like the squirrel pic. Have a lovely weekend!

Deb @ Sugarfused said...

LOVED your post this week, Carver! But I think they were asking "What ARE those???" to the purple Crocs lol!

luna miranda said...

nice shots for this week's theme. my favorite is the photo of the dog.:)

rdl said...

Great entry!!

♥tnchick♥ said...

My apologies for the comment issue that happened - not sure what happened but hopefully I fixed it, for now. I did remove some duplicate comments that made it through... in case you notice some are gone...

I love the squirrel and bug photos! =)

Theresa said...

Loved the post!!!!! loved all the insists to the animals minds as your purple feet and shiney camera approaches them. Lots of fun-great Hunt!

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting. I'm enjoying guessing on the posts that don't supply the answer. Now I'll have to remember to check back Monday for answers on those posts.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

What a great take on the theme! The little bunny is too adorable.

Barbara H. said...

I'm sorry about the link not working on mine. All my settings are public, but for some reason it is showing private. I went ahead and posted "the answer" on my post.

Patricia said...

Very, very clever, Carver!

One question/comment. Are you sure that isn't a catbird instead of mockingbird?

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by to see my "what is it".

Carver said...

Thanks Patricia. You are absolutely right. I was thinking that catbirds were teenage mockingbirds. I really need to stop thinking I can guess about the younger birds because I am always wrong. I have a lot of mockingbirds and know what they look like but whenever I shoot a catbird, I think it's a skinny mockingbird which is WRONG. Thanks a bunch for telling me which one it is.

Patricia said...

It just so happens that the catbird is a fairly new bird to me which is why I noticed it. The black cap caught my eye. It has only been the last couple of years that I saw one in the thickets down by the creek and searched to identify him. I learned that they are more often heard than seen, which makes our ability to photograph them a blessing, eh? I have only seen a catbird one other time, when one briefly flew into one of our backyard trees.

LOL on the teenager comment!

A. said...

Wonderful shots and a perfect finale!:) Sorry I haven't been round much recently. Have a great weekend!

Carin said...

Great pictures. If you took all these pictures around your home you must live in a wonderful place!

Michelle said...

I enjoyed this..

Liz said...

Great take on the theme!

starnitesky said...

You have a wonderful set of photos for the theme, I like the expressions, they do look curious.You are lucky to have such a good variety of birds visiting.

dawn said...

The insect picture is really cool. great interpretation of the theme.

girasoli said...

Love the squirrel and the insect! Until recently, we probably would ask "what IS that?" about the crocs :)
Great idea for this week's theme.

Sue said...

Wow cool! You have a lot of wildlife in your neighborhood. I love the birds! And I'd love to see a bunny in my yard!

ipanema said...

what lovely birds you have in your backyard!

my first answer to the first bird was already wrong. :)

happy Sunday!

Sienna said...

I love the squirrel, that is incredible the little creature stood still long enough, I picture them to be quick, jerky and timid..the alien shot did have me stumped, the birds over in USA are so cute, so varied.

Aren't Croc's just the most comfortable footwear, I have nearly worn out my first pair, I cannot believe the comfort the bit of strategically placed plastic offers.

I am honing in my close snapping then, just gotta find the close up button thingo, that may well make a difference. Thankyou!

Pam

Yes, the bees are way down in numbers, they used to hive up all around the old trees, they are very sparse.

Sammawow said...

I love the sequence of all the pictures! As always, your pictures are wonderful! Great take on the theme!

Sabine said...

What a WONDERFUL post!!! Love it! :)

PS Sorry I haven't been around lately... overwhelmed by work and weather!

Inland Empire Girl said...

love the purple Crocs!

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting. This has been a fun hunt seeing what everyone did. Now I have to remember to go back Monday for the ones who will reveal answers then to what is that.

Tokenhippygirl said...

Love the foot shot!

jmb said...

Wonderful entry this week Carver. I love the story and the photos and the purple shoes most of all! Crocs don't fit me. Thanks for the visit and have a good week.