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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ #199 ~ Ecuador In January

My old, schoolmate, Mary Ann Romania (I always loved her name!) and I reconnected at our 40th H.S. reunion several years ago.  I've followed the blogs that she and her husband, Bob, have made from their vacation trips to fun and exotic places since then.  Their most recent trip was in January to Ecuador.  The photos are amazing and there were these shadow shots that Bob took that I could not resist. I had to ask him if I could snag them for SSS and he graciously agreed.  The top macro shot is of some kind of rainforest grasshopper on what appears to be a Venus Fly Trap.  The middle photo is taken from an aerial tram that takes passengers to an elevation of 13,280 feet to the summit of Cruz Loma.  The bottom photo is of Mary Ann on a bridge.  I love that one. Looks like Ecuador is a beautiful country. If you get a chance, go visit Bob & Mary's blog and tell them I sent you!
For more Shadow Shots please take a trip over to our host blog, Shadow Shot Sunday 2.  Have a great weekend.
love, Cassie
 

26 comments:

Janet said...

The grasshopper is amazing -love the colours !
Not too sure I could ever cross a rope bridge like that though-I`m not good with heights ! Will pop across and say hi to your friend x

Paula Scott said...

Love the critter!! Ecuador looks like a great place to visit-although I'd have to get up a lot of nerve to cross that bridge.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, I love that colorful critter, too! And what a beautiful place! Love the shadows on the bridge! Hope you have a great weekend, Cassie! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The insect is amazing, full of color and detail. The shadows fall over that wood and rope bridge - I assume it to be strong enough, although I wouldn't take my wheelchair on it :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

I like your photo with the grasshopper.

Regards and best wishes

Kelly said...

Oh my...that last shot set my heart a'racing! I don't think I could walk across that!

Great photos - glad they let you borrow them. :)

frayedattheedge said...

The grasshopper is amazing, and I love the vibrant green of the leaves!

Daisy said...

Great pictures from your friend, Cassie. What a beautiful part of the world that is! Happy weekend to you! :)

John McElveen said...

These are phenomenal--I think if I went where all these critters live I would never come back!

John

sarayutouched said...

i am trying to get a grasp on the grasshopper...love the shot!!!

Joan said...

Love that bridge. Fun shots!

Genie said...

Your third shot reminds me of swinging from tree to tree in the canopy of one of the forests in Costa Rica. There is nothing like being way up there and looking at all of the nature from the top down. Everything is such a lush green. A nice collection of shots. genie

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. That bridge and overhead car looks great.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Doesn't that look like a fantastic trip, and how lovely that Bob & Mary shared them with us :) Glad you hooked up! Have a great weekend Cassie!

EG CameraGirl said...

How kind of your friend to share these photos! Lovely shadows.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Cassie girl these are wonderful shots your friend has taken .. no wonder you wanted to snag them girl ! LOL .. Your friend's name is too cute ! .. love the insect one especially .. macro shots show so much !
Joy
PS .. actually my girls don't cry at the door .. they are not allowed outside so they don't really bother me with that .. except if another cat is on the other side .. then all hell breaks lose ! LOL

Gemma Wiseman said...

The grasshopper is one shapely guy! And love the following shots of scenic Ecuador! That aerial tram sounds like a thrill seeker ride!

Dianne said...

beautiful grasshopper

the last shot is wonderful
Mary Ann is so pretty and looks so in her element

GOOSE said...

Love the grasshopper.
Blessings,
Goose

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

House's Shadow, have a great weekend!

blogitse said...

Never thought to visit Ecuador, so far, far away from Scandinavia...
Beautiful shots.
Happy Sunday!

Sivinden said...

Great shadows in exotic surroundings!

Leovi said...

Delicious pictures, a fascinating journey. Greetings.

Costin Comba said...

Beautiful pictures. I am invite you to subscribe to my "Life in Pictures" meme. Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm glad he let you borrow them.

I've always wondered what it felt like walking across one of those bridges.

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Great shots, like the bridge