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July 14, 2010 10:13 AM   Subscribe

Last week, Gizmodo asked their readers to submit wallpaper-sized pictures of bugs. Today, 294 colorful images of creepy crawlies were posted to galleries on their site: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (bandwidth alert: those pages are very picture-heavy) and also to Flickr, where high-resolution versions can be downloaded. This project is part of their weekly "Shooting Challenge". Each week's results can be seen in individual sets on their Flickr account.
posted by zarq (15 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Jeebies! I got the jeebies!
posted by Ogre Lawless at 10:16 AM on July 14, 2010


For the preservation of my mental well-being, I will not click on these links.
For the preservation of my mental well-being, I will not click on these links.
For the preservation of my mental well-being, I will not click on these links.
posted by lholladay at 10:17 AM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


Probably not the best thing to browse while I'm eating lunch...
posted by slogger at 10:24 AM on July 14, 2010


For the preservation of my mental well-being, I will not click on these links.

Yeah, no kidding. There's a user here that goes by the name "Millipede" and one day he/she said something I found amusing/interesting so I clicked on the profile. Big mistake. I was still scratching off imaginary millipedes a half hour later. Phobias suck.

Shame though, because if I can muster up the will to look at a detailed photo of a bug they're actually pretty fascinating. I know I'm missing out here. Bugs have got greebles!
posted by bondcliff at 10:26 AM on July 14, 2010


zarq - did you know that very time you click on a Nick Denton-owned link an ickle furry kitten is drowned in Indonesia?
posted by MuffinMan at 10:26 AM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


zarq - did you know that very time you click on a Nick Denton-owned link an ickle furry kitten is drowned in Indonesia?

I had this epic post prepared about Microsoft's Plot to Undermine Apple's New iPhone Technology With Israeli Hipsters, but figured bugs would be less controversial.
posted by zarq at 10:28 AM on July 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


For the bug-phobic, this set was pretty neat: 395 Photos that Prove Cellphones Make Good Cameras :)
posted by zarq at 10:36 AM on July 14, 2010


More bugs than a x.0 release -- nice!
posted by mazola at 10:43 AM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Odd that most of the photographers seem to think that the social insects (bees, etc.) they photographed were male ("he," "him," etc.)...
posted by a small part of the world at 10:47 AM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


DO NOT WANT
posted by kmz at 10:51 AM on July 14, 2010


What a cute little puppy!"

Not actually a cute little puppy. It is furry, though.
posted by backseatpilot at 10:59 AM on July 14, 2010


Are any of these actual heteroptera? There are several arachnids, and even some molluscs. It's almost too much for a joyless pendant to tolerate!

Lepidoptera really are the charismatic megafauna of the insect world though... I'd like to see some cool looking leaf footed bugs get more attention.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 11:02 AM on July 14, 2010


Nice caption for Blue Beetle.
posted by benzenedream at 11:20 AM on July 14, 2010


overly dramatic bee
posted by ennui.bz at 12:23 PM on July 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is an awesome collection. Thanks!
posted by odinsdream at 7:06 AM on July 15, 2010


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