mustached...ha...yes...yikes...glad i am not the grub...but it is only followingits nature, eh? smiles.
Just amazing. Don't know if I want to see those insects too close like that. Like you said, they both fascinate and freak me out.
I can still remember the feeling when I saw it, kind of like when you drive past a bad accident and you want to look away but can't. At least with a camera lens in front of me I felt a bit distanced.
oh my, this is just fabulous... I always love your macros! and your words are perfect!!
Yikes! I'm so glad that my shoe is bigger than this bugger. mm . . . I think?
They are pretty big but I think you're shoe would be bigger. :0)
ugh, they are so cute... loved seeing such a close-up... I'm a sucker for mustaches too. smiles...
I typically like mustaches but wouldn't want this one tickling me. I remember how freaked out I was when I took this shot.
Love this close-up shot. But yikes, deadly ineed!
Thanks Mary, it was my first time seeing one and it completely freaked me out. Was surprised I got a halfway decent image because my hand was shaking so much.
This is a very impressive and clear shot! I like the way you have structured your poem. The ending made me think of the bee's sting.
This is a chilling horror in word and image! Well done and I like the way the poem closes in.
I don't know the insect, and I am no where near understanding the words in the poem. But one thing is for sure, and that is intellectualizing nature makes it powerless. I guess that is your message. But it is also a good thing. Think of the diagnosis. If illnesses were not diagnosed, there were nothing to treat effectively. That creature indeed looks scary. Explaining it to death is perhaps not a bad thing to do. *smile*
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Scary to look that close but how marvelous the mustached predator is ~ Good one Kathryn ~Grace
Thanks Grace, scary is right.
good poem - but yuck!!! - that's one creepy critter
Great shot. Truly awesome shot. And when you see it large on the computer screen it gives a chill. The shape of your poem drives home the impact of your words. WELL DONE!
It looks like an evil alien monster...something to fear but as you said fascinating...I keep on looking at it . :)
I know right. Creepy but you can't look away.
Impressive skill with camera and words...a fiendish assassin indeed!
wow... great pic and powerful verse... you do it justice
What a close-up with words and camera! My kids brought home a book from the library with very close-up photos of bugs - they are terrifically scary in their detailed perfection (for their purpose).
AH.. what a beast.. sometimes I'm thankful they are not larger than they are... this is what night-mares are made of...
ick...I know I shouldn't judge, but...double ick.I like the opening description. nice little number.
Excellence in both - I've never seen that close of an insect before and I love the concrete shape of your poem.