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October 26, 2008 8:05 PM   Subscribe

Up close and personal with insects.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (19 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great pics. Gross beauty. ha. I like insects, not gross to me at all. The ones of snakes and cats are great too, nice details and colors.
posted by nickyskye at 8:25 PM on October 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn't belong?
If you guessed this one is not like the others,
Then you're absolutely...right!

Nonetheless, great photos.
posted by Mr_Zero at 8:26 PM on October 26, 2008


Nice find, BB.
posted by not_on_display at 8:27 PM on October 26, 2008


SO ADORABLE
posted by Rinku at 8:28 PM on October 26, 2008


I can hasz cheeseburger?

The "gross beauty" part comes from the common perception that this things are gross. Those people are wrong and broken. They probably like eggplant too.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:32 PM on October 26, 2008


such great photos....such poor spelling...
posted by sexyrobot at 8:38 PM on October 26, 2008


*shrieks*
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:52 PM on October 26, 2008


such great photos....such poor spelling...

Dude's from Brazil. I'm thinking his Portugese is probably better. Great photos, and while I think spiders are awesome I hate the thought of holding one - especially a wolf spider the size of a truck.
posted by jimmythefish at 8:58 PM on October 26, 2008


Man, all I've got is this humble grasshopper laying eggs...
posted by Tube at 9:03 PM on October 26, 2008


I'm a fan of the praying mantis who took down a hummingbird, then cooly went back about his business.
posted by GooseOnTheLoose at 9:11 PM on October 26, 2008


I kinda like eggplant. And I like this post, and trilobite beetles!
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 9:12 PM on October 26, 2008


Just saw your comment when I posted mine, GooseOnTheLoose .... Spiders are neat that way, too....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 9:22 PM on October 26, 2008


Needs heebie-jeebie warning.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 9:30 PM on October 26, 2008


nice macro! i have a friend who will really appreciate this... thanks
posted by johannahdeschanel at 9:37 PM on October 26, 2008


Dude's from Brazil.

ah. when i read the captions aloud in a brazilian accent, it actually sounded much better. and sexier. then i tried it in the mirror, tilting my head to the side, turning up the bedroom eyes another notch with each rolled r, as i repeated slowly "at the time I didnt even noticed it had an eggsac on its fangs"

i think i have a new pick-up line! :D
posted by sexyrobot at 9:54 PM on October 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


And if anyone missed this previous thread, it has great insect photos as well.
posted by salvia at 10:29 PM on October 26, 2008



The "gross beauty" part comes from the common perception that this things are gross. Those people are wrong and broken. They probably like eggplant too.


My heart is big enough for insects and eggplant. But not insects on my eggplant.

unless they are delightful fried grasshoppers! Mmm, Land Shrimp.
posted by The Whelk at 6:19 AM on October 27, 2008


I like eggplant. yup. Baked.

There are some insects with the eww or the eek factor. I didn't enjoy living up close and personal with hunting spiders for 4 years. No, that wasn't fun. I truly wish I could have had the guts to get friendly with them (and that's a medium small size), as some people do. Up close and personal with a wolf spider. Nothing like having one of those giants tippytap across my pillow as I prepared to put my head in that exact spot.

House centipedes also give me the squicks and I wish they wouldn't because they move along the wall in the graceful way that stingrays do, rippling along. Once I went camping and as my boyfriend and I set down our stuff on the forest floor, there was a sort of wriggling carpet thing going on. I looked down to see what the hell this rustling was, thousands of centipedes. Nightmare memory. Indelible, of course.

So, on second thought, the gross beauty title really is just right.
posted by nickyskye at 10:08 AM on October 27, 2008


More on the spider-eater bird:

http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/34709834/m/638004805931/p/1
posted by oblio_one at 9:51 PM on October 27, 2008


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