Sunday, June 5, 2011

Macro Monday: Bugs Up Close

A soldier beetle enjoys what's left of a daisy bloom.
Not sure what happened to this little fellow. He has a bent wing .
I was taking pictures of the flowers and this Green Tiger Beetle glistened in the sunlight begging for his fifteen minutes of fame. He and his mate hung around for quite some time and did what bugs in love do. No, not showing that one!
The Fly

Doesn't thinking of that movie make you cringe?

I kid you not that this little guy was about the size of the point of a needle.


24 comments:

Kala said...

Fantastic details in these macro images!

Teresa said...

These are great shots. I love that glistening green bug.

Thom said...

I don't know how you do this. Carletta...I one day to meet you so you can tell me and teach me how to use a camera correctly. Well not only for that but these are magnificent. :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Excellent...it's like stepping into a biology class today...and trust me, it was a favorite class of mine in school!!!

Winter Past is my link to Macro Monday. Do stop by when you get a chance. I'd love your company. Have a great week.

diane b said...

Great macro bug shots. Not easy.

Neal said...

You captured a lot of detail. Do you have that fly trained to pose for you? :)

Susan said...

Very cool bug shots! Fascinating!

Karen said...

Such interesting shots! Isn't that tiger beetle just gorgeous. Terrific shots!

Nikki . said...

What a wonderful selection of colourful beetles and bugs...

Gattina said...

The shots are great but the insects ugly, yikes ! I don't like them at all !

Meri said...

Wow -- that last shot is amazing for something that tiny.

Cafe au lait said...

Wonderful shots.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Robin said...

Really nice macros Carletta. That green guy is really iridescent.

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Loree said...

I love that tiny red bug. So cute!

Ralph said...

Even the biggest insect pests are styled somewhat, and with bold colors too. I'm not a fan of the mission of the fly, but the red eyes have a bit of a flair it seems...

The red bug is perfect for RT, although who doesn't admire a ladybug as a much more pleasant ruby. All here are wonderfully captured!

Mama Zen said...

These are excellent!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

From yellow to red,
You've captured them all--
What more can be said?


COLOR DILEMMA

Yellow or red—which shall it be?
Red for you and yellow for me?

Perhaps you’d rather have yellow instead—
Which leaves me, of course, with handfuls of red!

Whichever hue you decide to choose,
I’ll take the other—no one will lose!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Queen Liliuokalani statue in Honolulu

Gattina said...

BTW if you want to see where Johnny Depp walked and maybe slept (I don't know the movie) just look at the Bounty from in and outside
on my travel blog : http://gattinatravels.blogspot.com/

SquirrelQueen said...

Wonderful macros of these tiny creatures. You're right, after seeing the movie I will never be able to look at a fly the same way again.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I'm back for Tuesday...love the lady bug.

WINGS!! [a short, slideshow video of hummingbirds feeding and playing]

Have a great Tuesday. Hope you can find time to stop by and shout out a 'howdy do'.

Dianne said...

these are all wonderful!!
I love bugs, people don't realize how pretty they can be
your photos show that so beautifully

Carol said...

Love the red bug!!1 All of the shots are GREAT!

chubskulit said...

Such a teeny weeny little thing but pretty!

My RT link, please come and see.

Craver Vii said...

That's such a cool color on that Green Tiger Beetle. I found Soldier Beetles doing what you chose not to show, and I posted it. Not today... that was a last year. I didn't think anything of it, but I'm not as classy as you are.