Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 07/15/2013


Photo taken on July 13, 2013


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Ergates spiculatus
Pine Sawyer Beetle
Canon 100mm 2.8L
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Canon 5D Mark II
Pacific Northwest
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Take a look at this guy!! WOW!!! All those prisms in its eyes are easy to see and you know, it was probably really getting tired of me blinding all of its zillions of prisms with my flash! By the way, compound eyes are composed of thousands of photoreceptors which are extremely sensitive to motion and fluctuation in light. (Did you know that spiders--which are also not insects--do not have compound eyes? They have simple eyes called "ocelli")

If you would like to know more about compound eyes, this page was very informative: Compound Eyes

ROL/Photo, Rafa, Pam Parsons, Jerry Raia and 8 other people have particularly liked this photo


12 comments - The latest ones
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Of the three, this one is the winner. Lovin' those eyes and the white specks all over it. Cool shots Janet!
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Wow indeed...his eyes shimmer when you scroll up and down...so sharp!
Fantastic macro work, Janet:)
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
I'd agree with WJB, this would be my pick of the three shots also. What an interesting fellow to meet! Those eyes are really remarkable.
4 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Superb macro!!!
4 years ago.
Bruno B
Bruno B
De superbes détails!!
4 years ago.
Claudio Sinibaldi
Claudio Sinibaldi
OMG, this is fantastic!!!!!!!
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Totally outstanding, Janet, including the great background info. He's a handsome model, especially with that distinguished "Charlie Chaplin" mustache! Nice work.

That's Wild!!
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Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
STUNNING !!!

But heck I am glad he is one of the Good Guys !!
4 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
buen acercamiento
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Well Done!!
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Leap's Photo
Pond!!
4 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
Well Done!!
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Leap's Photo
Pond!!
4 years ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
WAOuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh another excellent macro.. Bravo.. Janet
22 months ago.