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Nature raw in tooth and claw.

Posted by
Bron (Canberra, Australia) on 3 June 2012 in Animal & Insect.

Well really mouth I suppose. This truebug has just captured its prey - a sawfly larva - with its lethal weapon.
The insects that experts call bugs have many different body shapes, sizes and colours. However, the one thing they all have in common is a long slender beak shaped mouth part that looks like a straw. They use this beak to poke through plants and occasionally animal skin and suck out sap or blood.

Canon EOS 7D 1/250 second F/10.0 ISO 100 100 mm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Whaooooooo, impressive your pictures of insects.

3 Jun 2012 5:57am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique macro et iamge sueprbe compo quelle finesse.
belle journée

3 Jun 2012 6:27am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, great capture !

3 Jun 2012 7:46am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Excellent, en pleine restauration.
C'est probablement une punaise à pattes fauves - Pentatoma rufipes

3 Jun 2012 8:22am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

fantastic action shot

3 Jun 2012 9:02am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic image Bron a truly amazing capture and beautifully composed too. A 5 star shot in my book.
Hope you're feeling better

3 Jun 2012 9:19am

@Doug: Thanks Doug - I'm still a bit low but will improve! Thanks for your kind visit and wishes.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!!!!
Excellent details!

3 Jun 2012 1:16pm

christine from oelegem, Belgium

Great macro, we can follow the scene from very close!

3 Jun 2012 7:42pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A fabulous macro - way too much detail for my comfort, but it is very well done.

3 Jun 2012 7:48pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning macro, impressive details !!!! Great capture of this amazing moment, excellent timing ...

3 Jun 2012 9:49pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

wow, fascinating capture! These details are fantastic!

4 Jun 2012 12:50am

AminAshkan from Tehran, Iran

WoW, Niceeeeeeeee Shoooot Bron , Very Nice Shot

4 Jun 2012 7:52am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Must be delicious !

4 Jun 2012 8:13am

mary from zanjan, Iran


4 Jun 2012 12:45pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good details
well done

4 Jun 2012 1:41pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

Magnifique macro, où vous les trouvez toutes ces bibittes...

5 Jun 2012 3:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The vampire of the miniature world! Incredible timing on this unique shot.

5 Jun 2012 11:21am

Mahdi from Tehran, Iran

Venus transit

6 Jun 2012 7:14am

Mahdi from Tehran, Iran

Venus transit

6 Jun 2012 7:15am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

excellente image !!!

7 Jun 2012 9:40am

kasiaaus from Canberra, Australia

Wow! Your action shots are unbelievable. How do you find all these "happening" things. ... I'm leaving tomorrow :-(

9 Jun 2012 5:22am

@kasiaaus: Will miss you lots - Skype me! Toby set it up to be on all the time (if I'm near it I'll answer!) x Travel well.

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A excellent capture with fabulous detail. Beautifully seen and captured !

11 Jun 2012 10:46am

Céline from New York, United States

Wow! Amazing macro! Mindblowing capture! 5*****!

13 Jun 2012 6:47am

Chantal from Vitry le François, France

Magnifique prise pour le photographe et pour la punaise.

22 Jun 2012 2:27pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Whoa! Stunning Bron!

8 Jul 2012 1:29pm

@Stu: Thanks Stu! I'm taking an extended break but might be back if time/energy allow!

outsidersworld from everywhere, Germany

A fantastic clear close-up. This insect belongs to a kind of bugs. I really like your blog.

24 Nov 2012 9:29pm

@outsidersworld: Thanks outsidersworld - I hardly have any time for posting - too busy taking pix!! cheers Bron

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I miss you.

13 Dec 2012 8:30pm

@Ruthiebear: Oh Hi Ruthiebear! I miss you too. Life's just too full to spend much of it on the computer. I keep thinking I'll go on more when I'm older and can't walk but so far I still can haha! How's life? Bron

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! unbelievable shot
well done indeed
Happy new year :)

31 Dec 2012 7:15am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great capture !!!

17 Feb 2013 1:21pm

bet365 from Russian Federation

exellent shot. Graet idea. BRAVO

10 Mar 2013 9:09pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Yikes, would not want to be prey for this winged devil, incredible photo !~

22 Mar 2013 6:54pm


Canon EOS 7D
1/250 second
ISO 100
100 mm