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I was out scanning the Geraniums for bugs when this green silvery beast landed atop one. I quickly snapped off a few frames before it made a hasty retreat elsewhere, twitching its antennae furiously. The colour of this bug was amazing; a silver sheen I didn't know bugs possessed. The picture really shows how cross pollination works, the green bug covered in the stuff. The things I particularly like about the photo, other than the bug, are the subtle texture of the petal just below the bug and the bright explosion radiating from the centre of the Geranium reflecting the flash. It is this sort of vividness, in the UV range, that flowers use to attract insects.
Posted 12:19am Thursday, 30th June 2005

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