Saturday, July 11, 2009

Looking for a mate...

My wife saw this critter in the grass.


He seemed to be probing the air for a mate.


It reminded me of the big beetles in Starship Troopers that were blasting bombs out their rears.


That spear kept pulsing!


Do you dare click?


Come on! Click that last one for a freaky desktop image.

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18 comments:

Fenway said...

Does he mate with that pointy thing or kill with it???

b13 said...

If I knew... you would see pictures...

Teena in Toronto said...

Okay, that's too close. Ha!

I played too :)

Dirk said...

Great macro shots. A pitty we don't see so many beetles anymore.

Snap said...

Goodness. Great shots, but you can keep the bug on your desktop. :D

Carletta said...

You always have the best macros!
He's cool but I agree - you can keep him. :)

Martha in PA said...

Great captures, the first one is quite scary. They do look like space ships!
I'm with Teena, a little too close~

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Adrienne in Ohio said...

Whoa! Creepy is right!

Sue said...

That is freaky. I would be nervous to get to close to it.

Mara said...

Well, I wouldn't like to meet those in my garden. Great photos though!

Joy said...

Oh mercy.

RC said...

That's crazy! Nice shots!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Ewwww----I guess something or somebody will find him sexy...........

Tulip said...

great close up of a shiny black bug. happy weekend.

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Manz said...

Got any brains in your garden? ;) The Starship Troopers comment is classic! I see it.

The lack of surrounding detail allows the brain to see this larger than what it really is!

Indrani said...

Great rare moments captured. Thanks for sharing.

mimi said...

love his shiny back so sexy back bug. ",)

storyteller said...

WOW ... marvelous macro shots of these critters ;--)
Hugs and blessings,