Stand for You

You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything... - Aaron Tippin

I was standing in my mom's backyard last night when I saw this little bug standing on a Kiwi leaf.
The song "You've Got to Stand for Something," by Aaron Tippin sprung to my mind.

Stand up for your beliefs, your values, your family, your children, your friends, your country, God.
Stand up for what is good, what is right, what is decent and true.
Stand up for the less fortunate, the hurting, the abused.
Stand up for peace and our world.
Stand up for you.


  1. I saw Aaron Tippin in concert a couple years ago. It was a good show!

  2. How very true ... even in the little things.

  3. Ephesians 6:12-13 says the same thing
    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

  4. He looks like he's up on stage looking out on his own audience ready to sing to the world.
    Nice image!

  5. Great capture.You must have a steady hand and good equipment.

  6. This bug looks ever so tiny, I'm amazed at the shot you got! What a good picture of standing up for something bigger than you are. Your brain synapeses are really clicking!

  7. Great shot. Looks like he cooperated nicely. And your comments are so true! (I tried to shoot a moving bumblebee with my new macro today, and I discovered that's not easy to do! I'll post the best out of about a thousand blurry ones tomorrow.)

  8. Great detail on such a little bug. Nice work. Your theme of standing for something sure ties in with the video from yesterday.

  9. Well said, Stacey and excellent image!

  10. Hi sweetie, this is so wonderful. With what lens did you capture it?

    And thanks for those words.
    Warm hugs D.

  11. Beautiful macro work, Stacey! Good use of depth of field to give emphasis to the insect.

  12. The scene is really beautiful.

    Your photography is splendid.

    Thank you for showing a wonderful moment...

    From the Far East.