A Fierce Portrait

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    Interesting textures when viewed up close.

    Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, Cicindela sexguttata
    Alexandria, VA

    Dougeee, Rob Swatski, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Macaw-frey 35 months ago | reply

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

      Thanks for sharing your Beautiful Bugs!

    2. JMDN 35 months ago | reply

      great !!

    3. Marcellina. 35 months ago | reply

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

    4. zxgirl 35 months ago | reply

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

      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.

      & Matthew - so true!!

      I am honored that a potentially scary bug I've posted has made you smile. :) Thank you!

    5. Jersey Bug 35 months ago | reply

      Woahhh amazing!

    6. 1987porsche944 35 months ago | reply

      Whoa! Creepy and awesome. :D

    7. Zombie37 35 months ago | reply

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

    8. pretty in pixels 35 months ago | reply

      "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

    9. zxgirl 35 months ago | reply

      Thank you all so much!

      You should check out this photostream. :)

    10. Matt Molloy 35 months ago | reply

      Amazing! I'm thinking this just be your day job.

    11. zxgirl 35 months ago | reply

      If someone would pay me to do this, I'd be very, very happy!

    12. Matt Molloy 35 months ago | reply

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

    13. raysunshine_15205 35 months ago | reply

      HOw did you get so close?

    14. Roberto Gardella [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      OMG, it definitely looks like Predator!!!

    15. servitude 35 months ago | reply

      Oh, the details at full are superb!!

    16. zxgirl 35 months ago | reply

      Thank you!

      Carefully. ;-)

    17. carl jones 71 35 months ago | reply

      incredible shot Ash!!

    18. orchidgalore 32 months ago | reply

      Fabulous portrait!

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