Ash By: Ash
A Fierce Portrait

Interesting textures when viewed up close.


Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, Cicindela sexguttata

Alexandria, VA

  • Anne Marie McCaffrey 3y

    Fantastic detail! It's a good thing these guys are tiny!

    Thanks for sharing your Beautiful Bugs!
  • JMDN 3y

    great !!
  • Marcellina. 3y

    Oh wow!! The way you photographed him gives him sooooo much character! It def makes me smile.
  • Ash 3y

    Much thanks to all of you! Thanks for appreciating him with me. :)

    Astral Will Ha - I don't know that this is the best candidate for looking closer to overcome a fear of insects! ;-) But I agree - it's how I (mostly) got over my fear of spiders. Looking closer at them through the macro lens showed me how beautiful and amazing they can be.

    Anne Marie McCaffrey & Matthew - so true!!

    Marcellina. I am honored that a potentially scary bug I've posted has made you smile. :) Thank you!
  • Jersey Bug 3y

    Woahhh amazing!
  • 1987porsche944 3y

    Whoa! Creepy and awesome. :D
  • тereѕa 3y

    Wow, incredible detail at full size! Between the eyes and head area it looks like an elaborate Halloween costume.
  • Scott MacBride 3y

    fantastic shot
  • Clark James 3y

    "Superstar quality!" ah ha, so true.

    Wicked picture, and i'm still convinced the Uk has boring insects, nothing as cool as this anyway :P
  • Ash 3y

    Thank you all so much!

    Clark James You should check out this photostream. :)
  • Matt Molloy 3y

    Amazing! I'm thinking this just be your day job.
  • Ash 3y

    Matt Molloy If someone would pay me to do this, I'd be very, very happy!
  • Matt Molloy 3y

    I figured you would! Your already a pro, you just need to find someone to pay you for it!
  • Ray 3y

    HOw did you get so close?
  • Roberto Gardella 3y

    OMG, it definitely looks like Predator!!!
  • Tony 3y

    Oh, the details at full are superb!!
  • Ash 3y

    Thank you!

    Ray Carefully. ;-)
  • carl jones 71 3y

    incredible shot Ash!!
  • Mim Eisenberg 3y

  • orchidgalore 3y

    Fabulous portrait!
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Taken on April 27, 2012
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