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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedMay 30, 2009
TakenMay 3, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/250 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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Q: I am really into my wildlife photography but cannot afford a super zoom lens, I have a 300mm and am considering a teleconvertor. Has anybody had a experience with these and would you recommend them?

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Photo license: © All rights reserved

My wife, Susan, hollered, "Hey, grab your camera...I see a filter opportunity! There is a swarm of insects on the front door...you can use the glass itself as a filter." David Ong came to my rescue with the biological name: Wheel Bug Nymphs (a beneficial insect). Special thanks to Oregon Curly for suggesting the name!

103 responses

  • John Sweeney

    John Sweeney gave props (30 May 2009):

    I have no idea what the are, but they sure are cool!!! Great shot!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (30 May 2009):

    Well, I'd call them Awesome bugs, cause this shot is Awesome!!! I have no idea what they are, but it's a great shot for "Creepy"!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (30 May 2009):

    I don't know what they are but if one got on me I would die for sure! This is a fantastic shot!!! Great find Susan!!!

  • Luc Bussieres

    Luc Bussieres gave props (30 May 2009):

    Excellent composition

  • Gregory Mencotti

    Gregory Mencotti gave props (30 May 2009):

    I think they're red-headed sixopods, but am not sure... Great shot!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (30 May 2009):

    I've never seen anything like it (I actually Googled red-headed sixopods--I'm SO gullible!!) This might be your best filter shot yet; it's amazing!!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (30 May 2009):

    Eeeek, Great shot!!!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (30 May 2009):

    Great capture! I would get some Raid.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (30 May 2009):

    Now that's really creepy!!!!!! I have no idea what they are........ but, it's shots like this that make me want to go out and LOOK for bugs!!! this is awesome!!!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (30 May 2009):

    I've seen these! Nope.....dunno what they are, but they are in the RIGHT theme! lol

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (31 May 2009):

    Interesting how they seem to be hooked together by their legs..as if they are doing a ceremonial dance of some kind...Better watch out Donald...These guys might be invading the inside of your house next:)) Run for cover!!! Great shot!

  • Takeshi Akimoto

    Takeshi Akimoto said (31 May 2009):

    That would be great shot!!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (31 May 2009):

    Are they for real!!!.....they are really creepy!! Where's the Exterminator!! My fingers on the number right now! Ugh! But hey you filtered this so well!!

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (31 May 2009):

    Crepy cool!

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   gave props (31 May 2009):

    Holy Smokes - I've no idea either - weird how they are all huddled together instead of spread out....super capture

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (31 May 2009):

    They aren't bugs...they are ALIENS!!!! Head for the hills! LOL Great filtered shot. No clue here either but great for the theme!

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (31 May 2009):

    excellent capture

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (31 May 2009):

    yeah, they are wheel bug nymphs, the baby wheel bug has bright red color, the nest must be near by, super cool shot!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   said (31 May 2009):

    Thanks, David. I could have spent all of next week trying to find out the name!`

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (31 May 2009):

    Your wife sounds like my husband always looking for things fro me to shoot! Tell her she did good!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (31 May 2009):

    I saw this yesterday,,,was intrigued,,but forgot to comment...this is something else Donald,it looks like a piece of jewelry....lol..

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (31 May 2009):

    An interesting convention of bugs, probably siblings. This is an excellent capture of the event.

  • Eivor Kuchta

    Eivor Kuchta (Deleted) gave props (31 May 2009):

    I haven't seen anything like this, but I must admit, I don't look too closely at bugs. Excellent capture!

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    Cool find!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    A brilliant shot and very creepy at the same time. Those insects are very busy indeed.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    Creepy crawlers. Surely this will be a "hot" one. Though my skin is crawling, I love it,

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    EEEEEUUUUU! But great shot!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    Great shot, a bug group hug! I'm glad you listened to your wife, this is a great shot.

  • Sadie Routzahn

    Sadie Routzahn said (1 Jun 2009):

    Odd!!! Nice shot!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   said (1 Jun 2009):

    Thanks, Curly! Wish I had thought of "Bug Group-Hug"!

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    Tasty little things too! Nice work Donald

  • Rey mos

    Rey mos gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    This is an interesting shot.

  • Jean Creamer

    Jean Creamer gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    Great shot!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    Great image for the theme!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    Nasty looking critters! They remind me of our Red Back Spiders when the female first gives birth to over 200 of them.

  • May Vokaty

    May Vokaty gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    This is fantastic!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    YOWser!!! What an insect... what a shot, Don!! Great theme entry!!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    Excellent shot!! Love it!

  • Judith Pannozo

    Judith Pannozo gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    eeww. Cool Shot


    YURY KUZYK said (2 Jun 2009):

    Nice composition!!!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (2 Jun 2009):


  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    Very interesting...nice find.

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    Very interesting, I like this very much!

  • Celina Ortelli

    Celina Ortelli gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    great shot!

  • John Shanahan

    John Shanahan   said (4 Jun 2009):

    This....is cool!

  • Matt.

    Matt. (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2009):

    Interesting shot.

  • Sylvie Setiady

    Sylvie Setiady gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    wow, nice moment, great shots!!!

  • Abid Changazi

    Abid Changazi gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    The macro is amazing, nice finding.

  • Kel Casey

    Kel Casey   gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    Oh, creepy is right. So glad to hear they're beneficial!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    Wow! Great capture!!!

  • gopal sagar

    gopal sagar gave props (16 Jun 2009):


  • Hoondoon

    Hoondoon said (8 Jul 2009):

    Awesome photo. Love it.

  • A. J. Beebe

    A. J. Beebe gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    Great! Depth, color, complexity! I love science and art in an image.

  • bimal goculdas

    bimal goculdas said (25 Aug 2009):

    What a great sighting Don!

  • Manon Boily

    Manon Boily (Deleted) gave props (7 Sep 2009):

    really cool shot! never saw those little things. well done!

  • Cris Ann

    Cris Ann gave props (18 Oct 2009):

    I love how you caught the reflection/shadow of the bugs. I've never seen anything like them.

  • © Aisha Méndez

    © Aisha Méndez gave props (19 Nov 2009):

    Lovely bugs, great capture!!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (23 Nov 2009):

    Pretty little jiggers!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (14 Dec 2009):

    So funny !

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (28 Dec 2009):

    Wonderful photo, really nice. dp

  • Charles Conti

    Charles Conti gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    LOL...this is great!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (29 Jan 2010):

    excellent photo!!like it!!

  • Alexandra Muresan

    Alexandra Muresan gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    so cute! nice photo

  • Novak Nastasić

    Novak Nastasić   gave props (19 Jul 2010):

    Very funny! Great capture.

  • Kristijan L.

    Kristijan L. said (9 Aug 2010):

    wery creepy, but also great, HATE BUGS, but love this photo

  • Jadranko Markoč

    Jadranko Markoč said (19 Aug 2010):

    Amazing capture!

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker   gave props (4 Sep 2010):

    Amazing Capture... this one has color, action, a pinch of creepiness & cool composition. It was nice of the little beasties to oblige!

  • Samantha D.

    Samantha D. gave props (2 Oct 2010):

    gosh that is creepy ! Amazing one !

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (5 Mar 2011):

    Perfect eye for shots, brilliant!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond   gave props (25 Jul 2011):

    This is very cool, Don. And here I only just stumbled across it. R

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (10 Aug 2011):

    They are so cool - hard to believe they are real insects!

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (20 Nov 2011):


  • Gada Putra

    Gada Putra gave props (30 Jan 2012):

    nice capture flock of bugs

  • KC Slagle

    KC Slagle gave props (3 Mar 2012):


  • Hanmi Meyer

    Hanmi Meyer gave props (6 Apr 2012):

    Love this! It's like a bug dance party!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 May 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (29 May 2012):

    Great shot!!! voted

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (29 May 2012):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 May 2012):

    I still remember this shot from when you posted it in 2009...they kind of look like Carrion Beetles that have those kind of markings. Back to vote.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (30 May 2012):

    I am back to vote!!

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (30 May 2012):

    Not only is the holding hands thing amazing, but also it is sort of altogether heart shaped. Love the title. Voted.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (30 May 2012):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (30 May 2012):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (31 May 2012):

    beautiful shot......Vote!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (31 May 2012):

    EEEEEEEEEEEEK! I don't like bugs of any kind,but this is a GREAT photo! voted!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (1 Jun 2012):

    Awesome.....so cool.....voted!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (1 Jun 2012):

    Excellent shot and entry! Voted!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (4 Jun 2012):


  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (5 Jun 2012):

    Cool! GMV

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (7 Jun 2012):

    wow, how can I missed this one. I never like bugs, but they sure a photogenic in this shot. Voted, Don! Compliments to Susan for spotting a great photo opportunity. Does Susan have a JPG account too? I saw her name.

  • chuck vona

    chuck vona   gave props (11 Jun 2012):

    You have my voted, great shot

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (14 Jun 2012):

    Great shot..but now I feel like they are crawling on me! lol

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    Wowww! Very good Donald!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    Really creepy - BTV!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (21 Jun 2012):

    Sends shivers down the spine....does these......BTV!

  • Brodie Day

    Brodie Day gave props (23 Jun 2012):

    Very cool shot! Voted!!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (24 Jun 2012):

    Whoa! Creepy! my vote!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    Wow!!! Voted!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    are these real, or "little people" bugs? very cool.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (29 Jun 2012):

    wow, never saw this before, excellent my vote !

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (1 Jul 2012):

    Voted ! Great capture

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (5 Jul 2012):

    Cool! Voted!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    Shows an alert imagination.

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