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02-APR-2009 Carol J Phipps

Insects & Poets

Walking in wet grass
I see the web,
woven of spider silk,
stretched like starched lace
to dry in the sun.
Beads of dew sparkle
in the morning light--
a stash of jewels dropped
in the night.

Insects and poets
intrude upon such beauty
at great risk.

--Elaine Parker Akin

This Spider Web is an aging photo I captured of a woodcut
hanging in Elaine’s home. She used one as cover picture
for her “Insects and Poets,” book.

Kodak Z650
1/30s f/2.8 at 6.3mm iso125 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
horse girl 28-Aug-2018 12:58
Perhaps we intrude even when we observe, but how can we not? Wonderful poem.
Guest 13-Aug-2018 15:53
Very thought provoking...
Stephanie12-Aug-2018 10:49
Great macro work Carol! Love the red eyes! V
Chris11-Aug-2018 19:06
He/she is a wonderful colour, almost cartoon like. Plus a delightful poem.
Frank Tran11-Aug-2018 12:57
Superb macro shot. V+
Mieke WA Minkjan11-Aug-2018 12:04
beautiful poem and a great photo to illustrate it V
cits_4_pets10-Aug-2018 15:05
Nice macro, looks like maybe a milkweed bug. Love the mossy surface it is on. tried voting but said I voted???
laine10-Aug-2018 05:43
It's similar in colour to one we call the Harlequin Bug...perhaps from another close family to it.

Looking at all the people here that are no longer many friends.
Guest 09-Aug-2018 20:53
Wow! Exciting capture and poem to go with it. I think photographers could be combined with the message to Insects and poets. The poem is great as is, though. Terrific!
Chad Ramsey02-May-2009 03:09
Oh wow Carol... what a gorgeous shot with stunning detail and focus~V
Frank Brault25-Apr-2009 14:23
Marvelous! Love the bokeh too.
Alida Thorpe19-Apr-2009 19:27
Great color and DOF!
coaster17-Apr-2009 03:48
Very nice close-up!
Marco Valk07-Apr-2009 15:18
very nice image, Carol
Art Parnell06-Apr-2009 14:19
Great macro, Carol. Nice detail and colors, but not so sure of the ID.
Jola Dziubinska03-Apr-2009 23:42
Wow, this is wonderful, great macro shot and colors. V.
Chris Thorpe03-Apr-2009 14:52
Excellent macro image!
Mairéad03-Apr-2009 12:53
Excellent macro with great colours.
Barbara Heide03-Apr-2009 09:48
oustanding macro! BV
Máire Uí Mhaicín03-Apr-2009 08:09
A fine macro!
John 03-Apr-2009 04:13
Very nice shot!
wendy beard03-Apr-2009 03:13
very colourful!
Guest 03-Apr-2009 02:24
Not Lightning Bugs... Nice angle on what is probably an Eastern Boxelder, or some other "plant bug". ;-)
Guest 03-Apr-2009 01:45
Beautiful bug : ) I love pink : )

Guest 03-Apr-2009 01:03
Very nice close up Carol. Well done.
Harrison03-Apr-2009 00:51
laine03-Apr-2009 00:30
hungry little horrors...great macro, Carol.
Cliff Hutson02-Apr-2009 23:29
Good capture.
monica memoli02-Apr-2009 22:16
Love it! v
Phillip Normanton02-Apr-2009 19:57
Fabulous - whatever they are!!
Al Chesworth02-Apr-2009 19:28
Nasty little procreating bugs, nice picture.
J. Scott Coile02-Apr-2009 19:12
Such a lovely colorful find. Superb macro!!!

FYI- These are Jadera haematoloma (Red SHouldered Bugs) from the insect order "True Bugs" (ie. Stink Bugs, Cicada, Bed Bug, etc)
Cindi Smith02-Apr-2009 18:01
How cool! What a great closeup!!!
Guest 02-Apr-2009 17:17
he has "buggy" eyes, and red to boot. great shot.
Maaike Huizer02-Apr-2009 16:03
Guest 02-Apr-2009 15:27
Good capture!
Carol Rollins02-Apr-2009 13:08
Wow, fantastic capture! ~
Marc Vermeulen02-Apr-2009 12:32
Great makro, nice colors!
Ken Duckert02-Apr-2009 11:44
Great shot! Is that a grin on its face...?
Yvonne02-Apr-2009 10:26
Great shot of the lichen too Carol!
Norbert Fortelny02-Apr-2009 09:36
Nice find!
Ilana gil02-Apr-2009 08:54
Gorgeous close-up and beautiful colors!
Piet & Elsabé Enslin02-Apr-2009 08:43
Good macro, well done
j>a>e>17 :):):)02-Apr-2009 08:34
grooovy AWE bug grants LIVE magic :):):)
John02-Apr-2009 08:07
Gorgeous Macro. BV
Dave Hein02-Apr-2009 07:47
Great shot!
An De Wilde02-Apr-2009 07:19
nice !
Ann...02-Apr-2009 06:42
Excellent close-up shot. Great colours.
Kathryn02-Apr-2009 05:40
Not a bug lover myself ... but it is a nice coloured one.
cits_4_pets02-Apr-2009 05:06
Nice macro, love the textures and colors.
Sabine Stetson02-Apr-2009 03:56
gorgeous and happy bug....woww
Russ Rose02-Apr-2009 03:30
Nice find. You godmother does know how to find the local buts. great going.
Bill Ewart Jr02-Apr-2009 03:22
hmmmmmm, Spring is my favorite season! Nice shot~
through_the_lens02-Apr-2009 03:14
wow how cool this image and your find of the lightening bugs... proves doing this leads to worthwhile end results
Dennis Warren02-Apr-2009 01:47
very nice. A close encounter.
Walter Otto Koenig02-Apr-2009 01:20
Wow, very cool shot. Nice details. Interesting growth on the garage wall.
Inga Morozoff02-Apr-2009 01:01
Oh Great colours and composition. Well done!
Tom Munson02-Apr-2009 00:53
Terrific close-up, Carol!
Laryl02-Apr-2009 00:44
excellent image!! I think if I went out to look for a bug I'd be gone for a week.. so hard to find but I'm going to try
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