WordPress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “from lines to patterns”. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

I love the color patterns created by the lines on this monarch caterpillar.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns - monarch caterpillar
WordPress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns – monarch caterpillar

Take a look at the intricate lines and patterns that make up the wings of a dragonfly. No wonder this is the fastest flying insect in the world.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns - wings of an orange dragonfly
WordPress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns – wings of an orange dragonfly

The leaves of the bloodleaf plant (Iresine herbstii) display some beautiful lines all across.

Bloodleaf plant - Iresine herbstii
Bloodleaf plant – Iresine herbstii

I love the beautiful patterns and lines on the wood duck.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns - wood duck
WordPress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns – wood duck

Waves create lines and patterns, even if it’s just the small ripples of a lake.

Lines and patterns of a lake's waves
Lines and patterns of a lake’s waves

Dandelions in seeds displays a lot of lines sorted by clusters.

Lines and patterns of a dandelion in seed
Lines and patterns of a dandelion in seed

I chose the lines of the paper kite butterfly (Idea Leuconoe) for last. I hope you enjoy them!

Lines and patterns of the paper kite butterfly (Idea Leuconoe)
Lines and patterns of the paper kite butterfly (Idea Leuconoe)

Travel theme: Hidden

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Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is “hidden”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

Sometimes when I photograph a specific subject in nature, I find something hidden inside or around it. For example, I found this lovely green junebug beetle when I was photographing rose blooms.

Travel theme: Hidden green junebug beetle
Travel theme: Hidden green junebug beetle

I also found this little ladybug crawling on the bottom part of a leaf when I was looking for monarch caterpillars in a large milkweed plant.

Travel theme: Hidden red ladybug
Travel theme: Hidden red ladybug

I did find the monarch caterpillars eventually, after looking at the milkweed tree for about 10 minutes. They blend in pretty well in the green and yellow leaves.

Travel theme: Hidden monarch caterpillar
Travel theme: Hidden monarch caterpillar

I found this cute little crab hiding in the sand at low tide. I bet he couldn’t wait for the tide to come back up.

Travel theme: Hidden crab in the sand
Travel theme: Hidden crab in the sand

On my last picture for this theme, my subject is quite hidden. Do you see the leafy sea dragon made out of tree branches and leaves in the tree? It looked like it was trying very hard to take off in the sky.

Travel theme: Hidden leafy sea dragon in a tree
Travel theme: Hidden leafy sea dragon in a tree

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Foreshadow

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “foreshadow”. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

A caterpillar is a sign that a beautiful butterfly will be born soon.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge - foreshawdow - monarch caterpillar
WordPress weekly photo challenge – foreshawdow – monarch caterpillar
Fuzzy caterpillar
Fuzzy caterpillar

This beautiful rose bud will open soon and spread out its soft petals.

Yellow rose about to open
Yellow rose about to open

This purple Ramona lilac in bloom means spring is coming to San Diego.

Ramona lilac in bloom
Ramona lilac in bloom

As for this last one, I’m not sure what to make of it. Is a dog in the clouds the foreshadow of anything good? You tell me!

Clouds in the shape of a dog
Clouds in the shape of a dog

Travel theme: Tilted

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Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is “tilted”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

I took this photo of a monarch caterpillar last week in San Diego’s Balboa Park. I wish I could walk tilted up a tree like that.

Travel theme: Tilted monarch caterpillar
Travel theme: Tilted monarch caterpillar

How about this baby panda at the San Diego Zoo, who manages to hang on and take a nap on a tilted branch?

Travel theme: Tilted baby panda
Travel theme: Tilted baby panda

This orange dragonfly can stand still and a bit tilted while barely hanging on to a stick.

Travel theme: Tilted orange dragonfly
Travel theme: Tilted orange dragonfly

Finally, look at these two pine trees. One of them is slightly tilting and to touch the other, then tilting back the other way, as if the trees were kissing.

Travel theme: Tilted pine trees
Travel theme: Tilted pine trees