Posted by: Phil | July 3, 2011

An insect from Hell!

This picture was taken in early June. I was actively looking for this strange insect. It has wings and flies around in a rather slow way. It is an ugly one, but it is only when using a macro lens can one see how ugly it truly is. It looks massive but in fact, it is small, about half the size of a thumb. What is truly amazing is the eyes and the mouth parts, how seemingly complicated they appear. I tried hard to get the best picture possible but out of dozens of pictures this one is the one that i liked the best.

Canon XTI, Sigma macro lens 150mm, iso800, f/22, 1/80sec.




  1. I like the composition. I think I’ve shot one very similar to this guy, definitely not the pretties critter I’ve seen.

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