Let's hope that we are more blessed, happier and more contented from now on! Further hope that our environment and earth conditions will slow down its response to our irresponsibility, and maybe forgive our transgressions!
I have not been on-line during the holidays. The internet was sacrificed for the natural, earthly, more mundane activities. But i did not forget my camera, it was always with me daily, my constant companion. I had a lot of photos, different angles, different white balance, etc, etc, even if they are of the same subjects! Our area has strong biodiversity, only appropriate lens and tripod limit their capture. I will start with a simple caterpillar, unfortunately I am not aware of its name. I will just call it a looper, which is only about more than an inch long. I used a 34mm digital Zuiko macro lens.
Now it's already on that smaller branch, it is again frantically looping its way to the top. I wonder how it managed to determine which is the top or down. That small brain could have been equipped with a lot of sensing mechanism! Amazing creature!
I somehow realized that it previously sensed the tip of that branch is cut! Can you imagine how that is done? I might not have read yet the habits and intelligence of loopers, but this creature at the moment is teaching me a lot! It is now checking the tip of the branch if he is correct! The tail portion wiggled a few times for something i can't decipher the significance! I thought that instance that it was confused and might turn back, but it didn't.
It stabilized its tail grip once more, while sensing the end of the cut twig.
Finally, with all the conditions checked, it stopped right there. It again resumed the motionless stance of a cut twig that it knows is the safest stance it should adopt. I waited long for it to move again, it didn't change its position anymore. I didn't stop there! I again prodded it with a leaf tip. But it didn't let me bother it anymore, it remained motionless, only swaying slightly with the twig as the wind blows. Maybe it is saying, you cannot fool me anymore!
The looper already solved its problem, but it left me with a lot more, even more than when i first found it! Now I am searching either the net or some persons to teach me the manners and thoughts of loopers! I wonder if there are people who knows, I am afraid there's none!