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An ongoing personal project, photographing bugs against a white background to remove any distraction from appreciating them as the tiny wonders t… Read More
An ongoing personal project, photographing bugs against a white background to remove any distraction from appreciating them as the tiny wonders they are. Read Less
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While I like seeing these subjects in their natural settings, I appreciate them differently on a plain white background. This way there are no distractions from the subjects, and my eye stays on them, wandering over them, seeing their structure and details in a beautiful sculptural way. I've noticed this helps some people get past their default feeling that "bugs are icky", once they can see the form, textures and mechanics of these wonderful creatures.

This first one is one of my favorite local beetles:
Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, Cicindela sexguttata
Golden-backed Snipe Fly, Chrysopilus thoracicus:
Red Velvet Mite, Callidosoma sp.:
Brown Mantidfly, Dicromantispa sayi:
Planthopper, Rhynchomitra sp.:
Glowworm, Phengodidae sp.:
Planthopper, Otiocerus degeeri:
Reddish-brown Stag Beetle, Lucanus capreolus, major male:
Eastern Hercules Beetle, Dynastes tityus, female:
Midge, Coelotanypus scapularis:
Longhorn Beetle, Heterachthes quadrimaculatus:
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys, teneral (freshly molted):
More photos like these are on my Flickr site tagged with "on white". Thank you for looking!