New Zealand's Scariest
Im surprised to know that this is one of the scariest.
But the fact that its legs are thorny and the feelers are long and maybe the bite is painful, could be the reasons. thanks for sharing the fact.
mostly, your sharp shot and well given presentation makes this insect so beautiful.
well composed in clarity and sharpness.
- nagraj (15166)
- [2010-04-27 2:21]
Very interesting spices with good viewpoint and details. But why this one is scariest, does it bite or poisonous. Of course, when they crawl on you the sharp claws makes you bit creepy feeling. In lighter vein, the cockroach could be the scariest of all. tfs.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-04-27 2:47]
Thanks for sharing such and interesting subject. Not one of the prettiest insects I have seen up to date, but definitely very fascinating with lots of "fancy" features. I am sure the tang on its behind can sting a mean sting! I love the visibility of the large and long antennas, the "polished" body and the big eyes. Thanks for sharing and it is good to see you around. Best regards.
- lousat (65489)
- [2010-04-27 3:52]
Hi Janice,how i like this different way to show us this strange insect,it seem a pic of modern art,the white background and the shadows are perfects to create a magic effect and a impressive composition.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
- Mikolaj (4452)
- [2010-04-27 4:07]
Hello Janice! Perfect macro. Good exposure. Ideal contrast and sharpness. Original work. Well done!
- rommel (3628)
- [2010-04-27 5:02]
Intersting notes.At first glance I expexted it to be a cricket.Nice close up , pinsharp and well contrsting BG showing the wetas colouration and tonal patterns.
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-04-27 5:07]
A nce capture of the Tree Weta. The exposure, DOF and sharpness are excellent and the light BG shows it up to a max from a nice lateral POV to make this a very fine illustration of this NZ endemic.
Thanks and kind regards,
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2010-04-27 5:30]
it's great to see you again, I hope you are doing well.
It's not easy to get the exposure right with this bright BG but you managed it more than well.
It's maybe one of the scariest creatures in NZ but it's beautiful.
The whole Weta is in very good focus, all details are well seen.
Well done, old friend.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-04-27 5:40]
How nice to see a photo from you, long time ago.
A very beautiful photo in superb sharpness and bright colours. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.
- ubc64 (789)
- [2010-04-27 16:25]
You've provided a terrific image of something that I'm going to stop looking at very soon :). I don't like creepy-crawlies either. Great details of that bug. Nice shadows too. The antennae are ridiculously long! I can't see its mandibles, but I understand that they can bite pretty well. They can inflict scratches too. Please tell me that they don't invade homes down there! TFS (I think).
Thank you very much for this so interesting picture and notes!!! It is the first time I see an Orthoptera without wings!!! The picture is very well realized with a perfect control of the exposition. How big is he? The antennas are so long...
You can keep it in New Zealand ;-)
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2010-05-05 19:20]
I love to view good macro shots of insects and this photo surely qualifies. The detail is exceptional and the exposure is great, even with an all white BG. I can definitely see how it is related to the cricket family. Great work!!
I am one of those who do not like weta's.... maybe having one down my neck when I was very small has something to do with this :) Wounderfull photo on the plane white back ground. Have you noticed that tree wata's will ofhen stand there ground when disturbed!
- scroller (99)
- [2011-06-03 7:22]
I love the white bg making the insect it self comes forward in a brilliant way!