Macro Monday is a great day to post for me. I love taking close up and macro shots of insects and flowers.
This insect is called a Walking Stick. I had not seen one in 50 years and as I went to put something in the trunk of my car one morning, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a twig sitting on the back window. I went to flick it off and realized that it was a real live twig called a Walking Stick.
These creatures fascinate me because they can move their limbs around so that they don’t look like anything else but a twig off of a branch.
Last summer, this long legged insect, hung around the house and I would find it on a window frame.
They are hard to photograph because they are so long. I plan to try and get better photos this summer if I see it again. The eyes are macro and the rest are close up.
THE BACK END….
THE BODY LOOKS JUST LIKE THE BARK OF A TWIG
THE HEAD AND EYES
THANKS FOR COMING BY…..
Great – I have never seen one so close. Astonishing and amazing pictures!
Arghhh they creep me out and we call the Stick insects in the UK but they are not native and you only see them in school Science labs etc. Great shots though, made me shiver
They aren’t creepy in real. If you start to look at bugs or insects through a lens, you start to realize they are just creatures like we are. It definitely changed my view. Now spiders, I have not conquered that creepy feeling yet!
Great shots! Interesting looking insect.
They are because sometimes they have their legs around in such a way that you can’t tell that they are legs.
Superb photography – great shots! Made me shiver too!
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Thank you Nora..
I think they’re fascinating. Great shots!
Thank you Pat..
Wonderful shots. How cool is that.
Fabulous shots. What an interesting insect.
They are fascinating creatures, aren’t they? And I think you did a great job of photographing this one! Love the ‘looking at you’ pic!
Thanks very much….
They are fascinating and perhaps are making a comeback? After not seeing them since childhood, I too saw one last summer and the grands thought it was neat.
These aren’t insects that you notice maybe because they blend in so well to nature.