Nature's Place

Killer

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  1. asel b said, on 29/04/2020 at 4:39 am

    This time the fairy tail is too short🤥great quality of the photographs as always👍

  2. kopfundgestalt said, on 28/04/2020 at 8:48 am

    Tremendeous legs!

  3. Zezee said, on 28/04/2020 at 6:58 am

    What kind of bug is that? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before.

    • Mark said, on 28/04/2020 at 10:36 am

      That’s an assassin bug. It has a long proboscis tucked under along its body that it uses to stab its prey and suck the life out of it.

      • Zezee said, on 29/04/2020 at 12:17 pm

        Oh! Thanks for telling me. I have heard of them before.

        • Mark said, on 29/04/2020 at 2:02 pm

          They seem to be common enough around the world, various kinds. Check these …

          • Zezee said, on 29/04/2020 at 11:12 pm

            Oh ok. I have seen them on you blog then. The one in this Killer post just seemed like a totally new bug to me lol

  4. krikitarts said, on 28/04/2020 at 6:51 am

    What a fearsome visage! This one could return in a nightmare.

    • Mark said, on 28/04/2020 at 10:37 am

      If one was another kind of creature small enough to become its prey, maybe.

      Do insects have nightmares?

      • krikitarts said, on 29/04/2020 at 7:34 am

        For their sake, I hope not, as they are a pretty low link on the overall food chain.

        • Mark said, on 29/04/2020 at 11:30 am

          And kings and queens of their own world, fearless.

  5. rc gliders said, on 28/04/2020 at 5:33 am

    also what kind of macro lense are you using? thanks Mark amazing work

    • Mark said, on 28/04/2020 at 10:35 am

      Basically the Oly 60 macro with achromat on it (DCR 150 mostly). I have various achromats and use them in various combinations with various lenses, at times.

  6. rc gliders said, on 28/04/2020 at 5:30 am

    beautiful shots mark, may i ask what camera setup you use?
    and is this the same assassin from the assassin bug family ( kissing bug ) ?

    • Mark said, on 28/04/2020 at 10:33 am

      Thanks Lee. Yes, it’s some kind of assassin bug.

      For setup search ‘velcro’ on this page – https://beingmark.com/macro-illustrated/ – will take you to images and some explanation of what I use. The whole page is my take on macro, not a lot of techs.

  7. TishGirl❤️ said, on 28/04/2020 at 4:52 am

    Great images, Mark!😊


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