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Uploaded: 09/07/08 11:03 PM GMT
The Mask
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I do not know what this insect is.The camo looks like a mask.


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09/08/08 4:07 AM GMT
I'm not sure what kind of insect it is either, but I'm enjoying the patterns on it. Excellent detail too. Very nicely captured.
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Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward. Look for the 'ah-ha'. Ernest Haas
09/08/08 5:09 AM GMT
Awesome photo! It looks like it might belong to the stinkbug family. Not sure though.
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09/08/08 5:53 AM GMT
Excellent capture Tom, and I have no idea but I do know it's a fine one. sandi♥
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi♥
09/08/08 7:04 AM GMT
Nice close-up,i like the contrast between the insect and the yellow flower!Looks very nice!
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09/08/08 1:39 PM GMT
His markings really pop on the yellow background. It does look like a mask! I like all the lines on the insect verses the soft background.
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09/08/08 3:30 PM GMT
Geat detail on this little fella and the part of the flower in the foreground. Love the soft matching color of the background. Nice one!
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Much of the beauty in life is found in people who care.
09/08/08 6:27 PM GMT
OMG Tom, the back of that bug does look like a mask, Superb title for this one. Excellent capture with outstanding colours and details, also love the softness of the background.
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09/09/08 2:07 PM GMT
I can't exactly confirm that he's wearing camo. He stands right out on those yellow blossoms. Nicely captured.

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We dont make art to show someone what something looks like. All this requires is eyes (or a lens). Art is supposed to have meaning, emotion, power, or magic. Alan & Mario "FourThirds"
09/09/08 2:31 PM GMT
Your are right. I remember seeing an African native in National Geographic with a mask with almost the same pattern. Art copying nature, I suppose... And with good cause. Great capture, Tom.
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"The most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" -- Ronald Reagan
09/10/08 7:17 PM GMT
A beautiful insect and a great capture. I love the way it stands out against the yellow background.
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09/12/08 10:04 PM GMT
Just sharp on the edge it needed to be. Just love the reddish feets, and the overall yellow tone of the image. Spot on ! a well preformed posting.
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09/16/08 11:06 AM GMT
Locust Borer. Megacyllene robiniae. Adult

Pest description and crop damage. The adult locust borer resembles a wasp or hornet being black with bright yellow markings. There is a yellow W across the wing covers (Elytra). Adults are ca/ 1 inch (50 mm) in length. Their legs are reddish.

Nice shot however. :-)
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