Week 34 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec

Assassin Bug

These guys are everywhere.  I hear they have a nasty bite.  Looks like this one is missing part of its front leg.  Shot with my Olympus at a respectable distance.

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Week 22 – Becky

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Got my eye on you!

Backyard findings.  These guys freak me out how they watch my every move while I am trying to get close.  Shot with Olympus TG4.  Settings f4.9, 1/100sec, iso1000, 18mm.  Applied Topaz Adjust Spicify.

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Week 20 – Becky

The Snail

To grass, or leaf, or fruit, or wall,
The snail sticks close, nor fears to fall,
As if he grew there, house and all
Together.

Within that house secure he hides,
When danger imminent betides
Of storm, or other harm besides
Of weather.

Give but his horns the slightest touch,
His self-collecting power is such
He shrinks into his house with much
Displeasure.

Where’er he dwells, he dwells alone,
Except himself has chattels none,
Well satisfied to be his own
Whole treasure.

Thus hermit-like, his life he leads,
Nor partner of his banquet needs,
And if he meets one only feeds
The faster.

Who seeks him must be worse than blind,
(He and his house are so combined,)
If, finding it, he fails to find
Its master.

By William Cowper (1731)

Shot with Olympus TG-4.  Settings were f4.9, 1/400sec, iso400 and 18mm.

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Week 18 – Becky

Leaf Beetle

Another backyard find.  From what I can tell after searching the internet this looks like a leaf beetle.

Cropped and sharpened.  Shot with Olympus TG4.  Settings f4.9, 1/320sec, iso800, 18mm, microscope mode.

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Week 14 – Becky

ArtistNamedBec

Ta Daaaaa!!!!

That is what came to mind when I saw this beetle chopping on the this plant with his one leg hanging out.  Have no idea what type of beetle this is.  Was playing around with my ring light for my Olympus TG4.  I have had it for awhile and never really played with it.  Seems to have worked out okay.  Cropped, denoised, sharpened and boost the contrast.  My settings were f4.9, 1/200sec, iso800 18mm, microscope mode.

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