Featured Emergence ...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    605
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    I couldn’t make it out at first, it looked so oddly shaped, but after a few shots – so I could see closer – it became apparent it was a form of Shield-bug, in the midst of a rarely observed transition.

    They outgrow their shell, exoskeleton actually, and periodically have to moult – usually there is a split along the back through which the new form pushes out. A very dangerous time for them, being immobile for the duration and soft, vulnerable – to some degree held back by the tight fit of the old skin.

    p1100782_mark-berkery_filtered-ni_21.


    p1100799_mark-berkery_filtered-ni_21.

    p1100808_mark-berkery_filtered-ni_21.

    p1100813_mark-berkery_filtered-ni_21.

    p1100836_mark-berkery_filtered-ni_21.

    p1100848_mark-berkery_filtered-ni_21.

    p1100857_mark-berkery_filtered-ni_21.
     
    • Winner Winner x 43
    • Wow Wow x 29
    • Like Like x 13
  2. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Amazing capture!
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  3. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    605
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks for comment ... appreciated.
     
  4. Web-Betty

    Web-Betty Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    885
    Jun 16, 2013
    Denver
    Melissa
    Wow, wow, wow!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. Thai-Mike

    Thai-Mike Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 2, 2016
    Thailand
    Michael
    Stunning photos - amazing captured
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Really beautiful as usual Mark. :2thumbs:
     
  7. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    605
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks all for the comments, appreciated.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    751
    Apr 29, 2014
    California
    As others said, simply Wow!
     
  9. junkyardsparkle

    junkyardsparkle Mu-43 Top Veteran

    796
    Nov 17, 2016
    like, The Valley
    I know that feel, bro.

    This is inspiring in so many different ways it's almost kind of ridiculous.
     
  10. Lcrunyon

    Lcrunyon Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Maryland
    Loren
    Amazing, as always Mark

    And creepy... very, very creepy.
     
  11. AllanG

    AllanG Mu-43 Veteran

    375
    Aug 26, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Allan
    Brilliant on so many levels. Well done.
     
  12. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    605
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks for comments all, appreciated.
     
  13. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    bravo ... as always ... work worthy of taking a bow
     
  14. Nico5

    Nico5 Mu-43 Regular

    98
    Jul 1, 2013
    South Africa
    Brilliantly done!! Stunning!
     
  15. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    605
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks for comments guys, appreciated.
     
  16. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Great colours.
     
  17. alextravels

    alextravels Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    49
    May 16, 2017
    Goes without saying, amazing pictures.

    I would see these printed small (4x6) and stacked together in one or two rows on the wall. Usually even one printed frame can tell a lot, but having this printed would make for an amazing piece.
     
  18. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    605
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks for comments guys, appreciated.
     
  19. BrentC

    BrentC Mu-43 Regular

    114
    May 31, 2017
    Just awesome!
     
  20. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    605
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Cheers Brent ...