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Round-headed Apple Tree Borer

By stu8fish
Saperda candida. Feeding on fruit trees a large infestation can kill a tree. 50 shots on a manual rail stacked with Zerene software. Lit with a single flash and homemade diffuser. Tweaked in Lightroom.

Tags: Close-up and macro stu8fish

Voters: mogobiker, debu, Andy_brown and 25 more

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hobbo Plus
8 1.3k 2 England
16 Aug 2019 6:45AM
Just incredible....Iím forever grateful that insects remain the sizes they are......just imagine that the size of a cow?

Alien?..... or what?

Hobbo

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bluesandtwos 9 402 1 England
16 Aug 2019 6:53AM
Reminds me of a llama. Blush

Dave
KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
16 Aug 2019 7:12AM
Wow!! What an image to wake up to!! The details are amazing!
PhilT2 Plus
9 513 29 England
16 Aug 2019 10:32AM

Quote:Just incredible....Iím forever grateful that insects remain the sizes they are......just imagine that the size of a cow?

Alien?..... or what?

Hobbo



Have to say I agree entirely........ brilliant macro and must have been a bit of a shock when you saw this in your viewfinder.
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
16 Aug 2019 1:14PM
He certainly is ugly. Hobbo has a very good point!
Owdman Plus
3 5 5 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2019 5:08PM
Looks a bit like a stuffed toy, if it was yellow it could be pikachu! Stunning shot.
Norm
16 Aug 2019 7:41PM
Nice to have a pet one of these for the kids to ride 🙂🙂. wonderful stacked photo here!

Dave.
barrywebb Plus
13 39 7 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2019 8:46PM
Fascinating, I though at first glance it was a Llama too! Smile
Barry

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