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'Objects of Wonder': Dazzling Diversity

We went to an exhibit titled “Objects of Wonder: From the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History,” an interesting display of items that examines how scientists use the Smithsonian collections to enlighten and illuminate our understanding of nature and human culture. I took a few pictures, but most of it was more appropriate for viewing and reading about than photographing.

Unfortunately there was no explanation as to what all these insects were (well, they had the wrong information with the exhibit), but I think I would faint if I ever encountered any of those gigantic beetles.

'Objects of Wonder': Lion shot by Teddy Roosevelt in 1909, posted earlier:

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Pierre14-Sep-2017 17:45
Une très belle présentation de ces magnifiques insectes, une superbe photo de l'ensemble ! V
larose forest photos14-Sep-2017 02:31
Wow, this is something to see!! Those butterflies are fascinating, ditto the beetles :-) V
Milan Vogrin13-Sep-2017 14:21
joseantonio13-Sep-2017 04:17
a very nice display for this collection and you captured it so nicely.V.
Robert Houde13-Sep-2017 02:43
Beautiful subject and exposure. V.
Karen Stuebing12-Sep-2017 23:39
A wonderful display of insects. It does look fascinating. Beautifully photographed with amazing detail. V.
Carol How12-Sep-2017 22:53
Wonderful detail and great exposure in this image Helen! V
Ika Zinka Eferl12-Sep-2017 19:28
Beautifully photographed ! V
Jim Coffman12-Sep-2017 19:19
Very nice capture of this amazing display!!
Tom Munson12-Sep-2017 19:18
Terrific image, Helen. The Beetles are amazing.
MarcViskens12-Sep-2017 19:15
very pretty shots