Thursday, August 2, 2007

check this out.......the eyes........the pincer!!

I went to our local park today and while there captured some shots of ducks and an inch worm and this bug. At first it looked like a giant horse-fly but then upon closer inspection......after checking out these almost resembled a locust. In a way it appears like a mutant .....half horse-fly and half locust. The eyes I did not notice till I saw these macro shots and look at the orange pincer thing in the front! Looks like he came with his own fork! He was crawling on my car so I figured I could grab my camera and take some macro shots of him. He moved very slow and creeped me out big time!

UPDATE: I had some ask about the size.....this was big. LONGER and LARGER than a horsefly........and even a locust. I have some flying around my house too.....but this one was hanging around my car and moving slowly so I snapped the shots there. He was probably at least 2 inches long.

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Shot with DMC-TZ1 at 2007-08-02

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Anonymous said...

I don't think it is a locust. It is some kind of fly but don't have time to look it up this morning. It is a great series of pics. I would have to work an hour or two to get one this good.

Going to skin doctor today.

Melissa said...

Hmm...I don't know what that is, but it's very odd looking! How big was it? The pictures make it look huge!

Dick said...

Wow... what a great close-up. You have the same quality in your photos like your father.

Melinda said...


Thanks a lot for your visit and wonderfully encouraging comments!