"QUANTUM SHOT" #313
Best Bugs in the Universe
The common insects that we hardly look at, mostly despise and even abhor, become artistic intricate objects when photographed by Igor Siwanowich. They alternatively resemble precision-made Japanese expensive toys, or furry-cuddly-plushy somethings that any mother and kid would love. In any way, they seem to transcend the fact that they are simply... you know, insects.
By photographer's exclusive permission, here are some fabulous insect creations of the Mother Nature:
Bad hair day:
Larva of a sawfly, Cimbex femorata.:
Delirium, featuring Brachypelma smithi spiders:
Idolomantis diabolica - Devil's Flower Mantis:
The Secret Council:
Cyclommatus - stag beetles - "locking horns":
We have to admit these critters look well-dressed enough to be admitted to the Royal Ball Dance, or something similarly glamorous.
"Oh... don't mention it" -
(all photos copyright: Igor Siwanowicz, used by permission)
"Mug-shots" for the Micropolitan Gallery
Another gorgeous macro-photography set is on display at Micropolitan Museum. The photos are by Wim van Egmond. Make sure to check out the whole collection. Some mugshots are frankly quite ugly, re-enforcing our general dislike of flies and spiders. All are fascinating, though.
Tiger Beetle with its powerful jaws
The Shield Bug, Coreus marginatus
(images credit: Wim van Egmond)
A Few More Fantastic Insects
Culled from here and there, these faceted visages are prime portrait material, and asking to be framed for your living room. (if your dwelling is cool enough to allow for this)
(images credit: Daniel Aqua)
(image credit: Poras Chaudhary)
The Moon Moth (Luna Moth):
(image credit: Birds & Blooms, 2004)
Giant Brown Grasshopper, Israel:
(images credit: Botinok)
Weird Aranha Branca "White Spider", similar to these.
(image credit: Sergio Velho Junior)
Treat bugs good and they will do the same to you... maybe.
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