Ugly Bug Pictures, Beautiful Insect Photographs
Bugs Caught in Photographs
Bugs and Insects in Photography can creep me out just as much as they do in real life. I have been known to run frantically from a room because of their sudden arrival...more times than I care to recall. In an effort to face my deep-rooted fear of insects and bugs, I decided to create an Insect Photographic Gallery dedicated to all things that crawl, fly, and have an . exoskeleton
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Live Butterfly Garden
Dragonfly PhotographsClick thumbnail to view full-size
I set out with camera in hand, and wondered through parks, old shacks, and even my own backyard only to discover just how much these scary creatures can actually make for some beautiful pictures. This is what I share with you today; the excursion in defeating my bug-phobia via the use of photography.
NOTE: My fear of insects does have some merit, as I am very allergic to bee stings. However, other than my fear of these striped honey manufacturing dynamos, the fear of bugs is strictly in my mind!
Insect Images, bee and Spider PhotosClick thumbnail to view full-size
Up Close Insect Pictures
Taking shots of Bees in particular was a challenge for me. My concern for their toxic sting was continuously on my mind. As I stared down the flying honey-makers through my camera lens, I caught myself running over the steps for administering my quite accessibly-packed EpiPen® . Thank goodness this was not necessary and the shoot went on without a hitch. There was this defining moment when the bees and I found a kind of shared respect as I snapped off a few close-ups of their busy day. As you will see, a wonderfully friendly Butterfly stopped by to say hello during this time as well.
Beetle PicturesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Photographs of Insects
Beetles are among the less freaky creatures for me. They seem less intrusive and offer a more amiable attitude towards humans. My cousin Barry has a true fear of these beetle bugs, so much so that should the Discovery channel show a picture of a beetle, he will scamper from the room as if being chased by a tiger. Some beetles can pack quite a wallop of aromas if disturbed, but it's pretty unlikely that a beetle bug will attack you unwarranted. I am told some Beetles can be poisonous, but the pictures of these little insects were easily snapped and colorful to look at. I am certain my cousin Barry will never lay eyes on these images...maybe I'll make them into insect holiday cards for him!?
Butterfly ImagesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Bugs in Pictures
I had a moment of shear backyard bliss while shuffling around the leaf litter. A brilliantly black and Yellow Butterfly floated by, landing on one of the patio tables. In exercising its wings, it would span out flattening them to soak up the suns warmth, and then tense them up-tight to a fully erect position taking the shape a crisply formed "V" like no other I have seen. It was as if this delightful butterfly posed willingly for my camera lens. I snapped away for as long as this colorfully designed insect allowed.
Bright Green Grasshoper PicturesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Big Green Grasshopper Close-up Pictures
As luck would have it, as I was exiting an old work shack way out back, a huge brightly green landed on the glass window of the shacks fragile old wooden door. From the opposite side of the glass, I could see the tightly formed thorax and the uniquely shaped exoskeleton. This green goblin of an insect meandered around the glass window for a couple of minutes until it decide to go on its way. I was really creeped-out by the belly of the beast, and its crazy looking green, yellow and orange accented eyes. But, I found true fascination in just how brightly green this grasshopper was. I thought to myself, "possibly grasshoppers blush in green." When it clumsily landed on the shack window it may have become embarrassed, causing the highly green color to flush over its entire body. Grasshopper
10 Deadly Insects
Common Insect Name
Scientific Insect Name
Where Insect can Be Found
Mediterranean / Mexico
USA / worldwide
Eastern & Central Africa / Asia
Wasps and Bees
Vespula gemanica / Apis mellifera
Giant Asian Hornet
Eastern Asia / Mountainous places in Japan
Affricanized Honey Bees
Hybrid Apis mellifera scutellata
Brazil, Central America, Southwestern US
USA, Asia, Australia, Africa
Kalahari & Saharan Deserts
Everywhere you find ferral rats
Anywhere the temperature gets hire than 50°F (10°C)
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