Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Nature's Assassin


aggressive mustached predator
nature's three-eyed assassin
robber in name and life
proboscis its rifle
neurotoxin bullet
paralyzed
liquefied
grub
 
 
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30 comments:

  1. mustached...ha...yes...yikes...
    glad i am not the grub...but it is only following
    its nature, eh? smiles.

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  2. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  3. oh my, this is just fabulous... I always love your macros! and your words are perfect!!

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  4. Yikes! I'm so glad that my shoe is bigger than this bugger. mm . . . I think?

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    1. They are pretty big but I think you're shoe would be bigger. :0)

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  5. ugh, they are so cute... loved seeing such a close-up... I'm a sucker for mustaches too. smiles...

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    1. I typically like mustaches but wouldn't want this one tickling me. I remember how freaked out I was when I took this shot.

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  6. Love this close-up shot. But yikes, deadly ineed!

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    1. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. This is a chilling horror in word and image! Well done and I like the way the poem closes in.

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  9. 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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  11. Scary to look that close but how marvelous the mustached predator is ~ Good one Kathryn ~

    Grace

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  12. good poem - but yuck!!! - that's one creepy critter

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  13. 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!

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  14. It looks like an evil alien monster...something to fear but as you said fascinating...I keep on looking at it . :)

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    1. I know right. Creepy but you can't look away.

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  15. Impressive skill with camera and words...a fiendish assassin indeed!

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  16. wow... great pic and powerful verse... you do it justice

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  17. 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).

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  18. AH.. what a beast.. sometimes I'm thankful they are not larger than they are... this is what night-mares are made of...

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  19. ick...I know I shouldn't judge, but...double ick.

    I like the opening description. nice little number.

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  20. Excellence in both - I've never seen that close of an insect before and I love the concrete shape of your poem.

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