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Broken - Lacewing

By IsabelC      
Here we go, the solution to yesterday's riddle...it is a Lacewing.
I know many will say ewwww and that was also my first reaction when I I found it but then the light shone on its wings and it was magic. So I looked again, looked closer, took photos and was surprised...there was so much beauty, even in death...
It's ok to still say ewww Wink


Tags: Macro Death Lacewing Close-up and macro

Voters: mike9005, MAHO30, woolybill1 and 27 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2248 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2020 8:03AM
It's beautiful, abstract but with just enough detail in the wings to be instantly recognizable. I wonder if you took any from a bit further back? I really would like to see more of the wings, even just as softly blurred shapes.

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saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
20 Feb 2020 8:33AM
It's as if the soft and gentle gossamer wings are supporting it in death, refusing to let go...
Owdman Plus
4 6 13 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2020 10:13AM
I actually think lacewings are one of the more attractive insects and of course they're really good for the garden. Lovely image, particularly with the colour tones adding to the abstract nature of the composition. My award.
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gerainte1 6 44 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2020 10:23AM
very beautiful and intriguing image
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1682 England
20 Feb 2020 10:30AM
As Mr Cohen said - 'even damnation is poisoned with rainbows.'
20 Feb 2020 11:55AM
Sad and beautiful
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2020 9:44AM
There is beauty in decay and death, if we dare to see it. Sad but true. But it's also a reminder that as much as Nature takes away, she gives back in other forms.

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