Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Picture This #183 - THE FIVE SENSES


Also insects have sense organs...


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Adults and nymps of insects have two compound eyes and up to three simple eyes on their head. Insects with large compound eyes have a wide field of view of 360 degrees...


Lethal hug:

This is the end, my beautiful friend...

The bodies of insects are covered with sensitive hairs. These are most numerous and most sensitive on parts such as the antennae (feelers) and on the lower sections of the legs.



Strangalia attenuata

The taste receptors occur mainly in the mouth and on the mouthparts, the antennae, and the lower parts of the legs of many insects. Insects can literally taste with their feet!


15 comments:

  1. "Jeepers, this is not a good place to land."

    "Come on, honey, give us a snog."

    "Mmmmmmm - good stuff."

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  2. Hi Kia!! Three very different takes on the theme to everyone else. As you probably already know, macros (particularly of insects) are a favourite type of photography of mine, so I really love all three!! If I had to choose a favourite, it would probably be the hoverfly in the first shot, it's fabulous, but I like the other two almost as much :-))

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    1. Thanks Mitchy! I know that and I often think "How can he do that?" about your insect shots...

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  3. Assuming that God created nature, you created a superb trio of insect shots. Fantastic detail in all of them. The top one is my favourite. Thanks, Kia!

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  4. These are absolutely some of the best images of insects I have ever seen! Fabulous, my friend!

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  5. Fabulous! Looking at them close-up, they are lovely and complex creatures.

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  6. I would like to know the lenses you have used.

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    1. 1 and 2 are taken with a Sigma 70mm macro
      and the last one with a zoom 300mm from Canon... that was before I had the sigma! :)

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    2. Thanks! I've been pondering on which macro lense I shall buy to my new camera Nikon D3s. Sigma 70mm macro looks interesting, but has no zoom?

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  7. What incredible shots!!! All three a simply wonderful!

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  8. 3 wonderful photos.I just love that lethal hug - excellent photography for all of them

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  9. Fantastic shots Kia, in fact awesome. Wish I could do that. I need a new camera.

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  10. Bravo!! Kia, three excellent images.
    Congratulations on this top photo, above.

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