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February 25 2014

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February 13 2014

12:14

Macro Photography by Mehmet Karaca

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Turkish photographer Mehmet Karaca is keen on photography for over ten years. His favorite genre has always been macro. He has not only all the necessary equipment for it, but also such an important aspect as flair.

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February 10 2014

18:49

Insect Pushpins


While I’m not a fan of insects, I gotta give these pushpins some cool credit for how realistic they look. Handmade of clay, true to life design, comes in a set of four.

Get them here.

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February 05 2014

00:58

German researchers give robo-tanks insect-like brains

These little tread-bearing 'bots learn about their environment just like an insect might as it hunts for food.

February 04 2014

22:42

Fish-Men, Insect-Men and more: Strange hybrid illustrations by Lucian Rudaux

Fish-Men, Insect-Men and more: Strange hybrid illustrations by Lucian Rudaux

Whoah, trippy. In the 30s, French artist and astronomer (yes, what a combination) Lucian Rudaux did a bunch of illustrations featuring humans with animal-like attributes for a series written by his pal Professor Rene Thevenin. The Fish-Men are especially terrifyingly bizarre, while, funnily, the Insect-Men, with six human limbs climbing mountains, we don’t know, just seem a bit daft.

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The post Fish-Men, Insect-Men and more: Strange hybrid illustrations by Lucian Rudaux appeared first on Lost At E Minor: For creative people.

January 27 2014

14:18

The Golden Age of Insect Aviation

This clip has been making the rounds everywhere lately, and for good reason. Just 10 seconds long and guaranteed to put an instant smile on your face. Created by Wayne Unten. (via The Kid Should See This)

January 21 2014

14:54

Unique Peacock Spider in Australia

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The peacock spider (Maratus volans), lives in several Australian states. It’s no wonder it was named so, because the similarity with the famous bird is too obvious.

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January 13 2014

14:38

Steampunk Insects by Justin Gershenson-Gates

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Mechanical Mind by Justin Gershenson-Gates is a series of works of the famous jeweler who decided to deviate from the main business and do something else.

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January 10 2014

03:36

Elaborate silk structures built by spiders in the Peruvian Amazon

Elaborate silk structures built by spiders in the Peruvian Amazon

All right, what can possibly top the cool factor of a spider from the Peruvian Amazon that builds decoys in its likeness? Why, other spiders from the same hood building elaborate structures out of silk, that’s what. These structures comprise a central tower and a 6mm-wide circular fence, and appear to be spider nurseries of some kind. Impressive.

A small sample of different stages of the structure as well as various surfaces that they were found on during this research trip. Some are pristine and new, while others have barely left a trace. Photos: Courtesy Lary Reeves & Ariel Zambelich/WIRED A structure, found on a tree, with a ruler held to measure scale. So far, the tiny structures average about a half-centimeter in diameter. Photo: Courtesy Lary Reeves One of the structures, found on a bamboo stem. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/WIRED

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January 07 2014

11:39

Stunning Macro Photography by Thomas Shahan

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American photographer and researcher Thomas Shahan makes unbelievable horrible and beautiful at the same time shots. Insects on the photographs of Thomas look like aliens from science fiction movies or monsters from horrors.

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January 06 2014

18:52

Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand-Painted Ants

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Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics

Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics

Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics

Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics

Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics

Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics

Vintage Porcelain Dishes Covered in Hordes of Hand Painted Ants porcelain insects ceramics

While the standard response to insects crawling across your food or dinner plate is usually nothing less than repulsion, that didn’t stop German artist Evelyn Bracklow of La Philie from creating these one-of-a-kind vintage porcelain dishes covered in hordes of hand-painted ants. Bracklow says of the pieces:

The idea for this work resulted from pure chance, when the sight of a carelessly placed plate—by then wandered by ants—fascinated me so much that I felt the urge to simply conserve this image. Fear, disgust, fascination and admiration: this very interplay of feelings constitutes the charm of the work. Furthermore, to me, the ants symbolize all the stories that any formerly discarded piece of porcelain carries with it. Where one once dined and drank, today ants bustle in ever new formations, every single one applied with a great love for detail.

It’s not hard to see that each piece is incredibly detailed and well-executed, making it strangely beautiful despite what it portrays. This balance of superb execution versus creepy subject matter may be the reason she’s had no problem selling the objects over on Etsy, where a number of them are currently available. (via Whimsebox)

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January 03 2014

17:26

Insects, Dew and Macro

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Seems like amateur photographer David Chambon goes to the next level, and is hard to call him a simple amateur anymore. This French photographer had started earning first money on his shots, and that means he already started a career.

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December 26 2013

17:54

Terrifying ‘Orchid Mantis’ is Camouflaged to Look Exactly Like a Pink Orchid Flower

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Terrifying Orchid Mantis is Camouflaged to Look Exactly Like a Pink Orchid Flower nature insects flowers camouflage

In an unparalleled feat of natural selection the Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) from Southeast Asia has evolved to look almost exactly like an orchid flower in order to lure unsuspecting prey. If looking like a plant isn’t impressive enough the clever insect also changes color from pink to brown according to its environment. (via Boing Boing)

December 20 2013

15:21

Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab macro insects bees
Courtesy Sam Droege / USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab macro insects bees
Courtesy Sam Droege / USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab macro insects bees
Courtesy Sam Droege / USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab macro insects bees
Courtesy Sam Droege / USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab macro insects bees
Courtesy Sam Droege / USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab macro insects bees
Courtesy Sam Droege / USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab macro insects bees
Courtesy Sam Droege / USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab macro insects bees
Courtesy Sam Droege / USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab macro insects bees
Courtesy Sam Droege / USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab macro insects bees
Courtesy Sam Droege / USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Sam Droege is the head of the USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program in Maryland, an organization that monitors the health and habitat of bees in the U.S. as well as creating archival reference catalogs that aid researchers in the identification of bee species in North America. The project is no small task as there are literally thousands of bee species in the U.S., some of which vary in only the most minute ways that may not even be distinguishable to the naked eye.

To aid in the identification process the USGS Bee Inventory relies on extremely high resolution photography, an initiative led by Droege that has been ongoing since 2010. Droege’s macro photos of bees are so clear and well executed that they practically pass as works of art in their own right. He shares with Flickr:

“When we started looking at these pictures, I just wanted to gaze at these shots for long periods of time,” Sam says. “I had seen these insects for many years, but the level of detail was incredible. The fact that everything was focused, the beauty and the arrangement of the insects themselves — the ratios of the eyes, the golden means, the french curves of the body, and the colors that would slide very naturally from one shade to another were just beautiful! It was the kind of thing that we could not achieve at the highest level of art.”

You can see many more of these bee portraits (as well as photos of other insects and even animals) over on Flickr. (via Daring Fireball, Flickr)

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December 11 2013

14:49

Detailed insect illustrations by Alex Konahin

Detailed insect illustrations by Alex Konahin

If insects looked like these, would you give a second thought before crushing them in an untimely and cruel death? Little Wings is a series of intricate and beautifully-detailed illustrations about insects by Latvia-based graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin. The drawings are dominated by classic elements like scrolls and floral patterns, making the little critters look like treasure pieces from some far away ancient world. Konahin used pens and India ink, along with his unique style, to make the insect illustrations.

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November 29 2013

18:06

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin insects illustration drawing

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin insects illustration drawing

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin insects illustration drawing

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin insects illustration drawing

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin insects illustration drawing

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin insects illustration drawing

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin insects illustration drawing

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin insects illustration drawing

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin insects illustration drawing

Latvia-based graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin (previously) recently completed work on a new series of ornate insect drawings titled Little Wings. The illustrations were made using pens and india ink in his distinctive style that makes used of ornate scrolls and intricate floral designs. If this is the first time you’ve seen Konahin’s work, be sure to check out his amazing Anatomy drawings, and you can also see lots more on Facebook and Tumblr. (via Faith is Torment)

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