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    My wife called me at work and exclaimed that she found 2 ticks on our dog... big ones. With 2 kids running around, and her being a little freaked out by it, we decided to wait until I got home to deal with it.

    We realized quickly that we'd both need to do it because the ticks were in the dog's ear and, very fur covered, neck. So we chose to wait until after the boys were sleeping... that was until they fell off on their own. This big dude was right in the middle of our dining room, wiggling on his back in pure blood bliss. So of course I had to take a picture of it. Make sure to view it large.

    Strobist info: sb28 at 1/4 power camera left bounced into the silver part of a 5-in-1 reflector above the subject.

    deviantskies, Sushistand, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. lindsaytaylor333 59 months ago | reply

      Please sanitize (several times) our table.
      Love,
      Your Wife

    2. drewgeraets 59 months ago | reply

      LOL. Man that's gross. I hope you lit him up in a blaze of glory.

    3. bikini sleepshirt 59 months ago | reply

      sickeningly scary awesome. way to go on the surgery.

    4. (Jim LePage) 59 months ago | reply

      That is grossly beautiful. Like a bean with legs.

    5. truth and soul- Dan Huseby 59 months ago | reply

      wow! fatty! nice use of the tweezers for scale

    6. 'Creag' 59 months ago | reply

      Stir fry. :-)

      I grew up in the country so I'm familiar with Jabba the Tick.

    7. Bassisette 59 months ago | reply

      that's sooo... urrgghh.. gross.. but.. this is awesome picture

    8. Pete Rocks 59 months ago | reply

      Niiiiiiiiiice! Like the subtle reflections on the frosted glass and the DoF. The turquise glass and tweezers set the context nicely making it look very clinical. Seeing one of these things so close up makes it look so alien/ icky, add in a couple of drops of (fake) blood and this would be full on horror show stuff. Nice job!

    9. Micah Taylor 59 months ago | reply

      Thanks folks! This fella met his maker shortly after this picture. And yes, I sanitized the table.

    10. mort0110 59 months ago | reply

      that is a sweet shot! I HATE the subject though...yuck!

    11.  Más bello que el silencio  59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called FlipRate Awards, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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