In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Super Sensitive.”
If you were forced to give up one sense, but gain super-sensitivity in another, which senses would you choose?
I am a photographer and hiker (HikeOurPlanet.com) and rely on four senses for my nature photography. Sight is obvious, but I also rely on scent and sound to spot wildlife for my photography. Often overlooked is a need for touch to press down at the right moment to open my camera’s shutter. Sight, sound, scent and touch combine for balance and safety as I hike through the Forest. This leaves one obvious sense that I would give up.
Happily I would forgo taste to continue with my love of seeing and photographing the beauty of nature. For me it would be a very small price to pay for enhanced eyesight.
The Universe sings to my Soul with the poetry of Natures beauty. ~ Lee Hiller
I stopped to watch insects in a flowering bush and spotted one of my favorite lizards. Perched in the stems of a dead branch a stealthy Northern Green Anole watched the insects gathering pollen and nectar. It was a wonderful surprise at the end of a late spring hike in Hot Springs National Park.
Northern Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis carolinensis)
Coloration is varies from shades of leaf green to muted brown. They can change color quickly depending on background or mood. Males and females have a dewlap (in the males pink or red). The belly coloration is creamy. It is also known as the American Anole, Red-throated Anole, or American Chameleon (due to its color change abilities, however it is not closely related to actual Chameleons).
Love to ALL!