Beautiful Monster

Beautiful Monster, originally uploaded by madcalabrian.

Second shot in series

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Beautiful Monster

Beautiful Monster, originally uploaded by madcalabrian.

This caterpillar was found in western palm beach county while shooting with Jim (sjim2004). I like how the exterior has an almost translucent characteristic. There was a small yellow flower on the same branch that I wanted to examine and I ended up grabbing this. Had no clue it was there because it blended so well with its surroundings.

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This is for the pain and misery…

This is best viewed large. The last few times I went to loxahatchee I made the mistake of not using some kind of repellent. Not because I enjoy dozens of mosquitoes simultaneously biting me to the cadence of cicadas. No… Wrong… Not even those horse flies that seem to appear out of nowhere and insist on biting and chasing no matter how far you seem to run.

Something about using deet doesn’t sit well. I mean if I am feeling a little squirrelly and wanted to absorb a little pesticide (think DDT) I would just enjoy some unwashed fruit from some of the local shady fruit stands.

Or maybe I would be better off contracting malaria?

Notice the proboscis on this unfortunate beast. Apparently it holds two tubes. One that injects a saliva containing anti-coagulant/pain killer, and a second that is used to draw the blood.

I am not sure if the tiny point just peeking out towards the top are one of the two.

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Do you mind?

Do you mind?, originally uploaded by madcalabrian.

This butterfly was photographed on 9/3 while taking pictures with Jim (sjim2004). It almost seemed as if it glanced towards me while I was trying to focus. This particular butterfly was a macro shooters dream. I wish they were all this carefree concerning proximity…

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Tootsie Attemping to Eat Photoshoot subject…

I was determined to take some photographs today despite the heavy rain in the morning. My ideal setting isn’t inside with flowers in a vase and my softbox; but it’s the best I could do.

Everything was going fairly well until Tootsie started eating the flowers.

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The Rain’s Not Going to Stop Me! Tootsie will…

I was determined to take some photographs today despite the heavy rain in the morning. My ideal setting isn’t inside with flowers in a vase and my softbox; but it’s the best I could do.

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