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I love Bugs!

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 7, 2014, 4:31 AM

 Insects are a class of invertebrates within the arthropod phylum that have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae. They are among the most diverse groups of animals on the planet, including more than a million described species and representing more than half of all known living organisms.  The number of extant species is estimated at between six and ten million, and potentially represent over 90% of the differing animal life forms on Earth.
Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated by insects. I used to spend my summers searching for them, I was the great hunter with my net and jars. Even as I got older that fascination never ended. Insects are the masters of achievement, they are one of the most unique forms of life worthy of great admiration. When you get up close to them is when you can appreciate them in all their glory. I have a lot to learn about insect photography but I am enjoying the process. Equipment is also a factor. While I have a nice camera my setup is not the best for great macro works. So I do the best I can with what I have. This does not stop me from trying to get the perfect shot. I was out hunting my favorite insect yesterday the dragonfly, when it occurred to me I am at my happiest when I am hunting bugs. This is an activity I have done for as long as I can remember. I love bugs! Enjoy the little aliens that surround us.

Amber-Wing Dragonfly by Eccoton

Spider and Mosquito II by Eccoton The Team by Eccoton Bug on Grass by Eccoton

Pollen Jockey by Eccoton  Dragonfly Eating a White Moth by Eccoton  Small Green Grasshopper by Eccoton  Dragonfly II by Eccoton

Monarch Butterfly by Eccoton Tiger Swallowtail by Eccoton  Junonia Coenia by Eccoton

Small Yellow Dragonfly by Eccoton

The Watcher 2 by Eccoton  Bee Drinking by Eccoton The Watcher by Eccoton

Camel Cricket I by Eccoton  Bee Getting Nectar by Eccoton

Red Draagonfly by Eccoton Blue Dragonfly II by Eccoton Mating Dragonflies by Eccoton


Eric A. Ton "Ecco"
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hello Eric I want to personally thank you for accepting my invitation to join my group I am happy to have you as a member and hope that you will enjoy being a part of this group welcome

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Eccoton Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you
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The stuff you do is absolutely cool!
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Thank you very much.
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Thank you very much for visit  and :+devwatch: on my work. :-)
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Eccoton Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
You have some wonderful images, and a wonderful smile on your deviant id.
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Awww... thank you so much for the compliments.  It's an old picture of me though.  I'm older, fatter and uglier now.  ;) (Wink) 
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Thanks you very much for the watch!
Eccoton Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
You have some cool images, they have an awesome atmosphere that stands them apart from other figurative photos. 
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You are welcome you have some wonderful work.
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