A walking Chili Pepper. Wild lookin.

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  1. LightSpeed

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    Anybody know what this is? First one I've ever seen.
    When I first saw it, I was like......looks like a red pepper.
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    I will see what I can find! Cool shot, though! I would call your local agricultural extension service, and speak to their entemologist! Probably can ID it for you in a heartbeat!
     
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    Cool. I've seen similar species but never that color.
     
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    Assasin bug.
    I have some other images that show the long spike ( his mouth)
    I figured he was dangerous by the coloring.
    According to sources, he will bite ( or stick that spike in you) and cause pain.

    Should be a cool shot once I finish with him in post.
     
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    LS.. how long was this puppy, approximately? Any other shots of it... top, bottom, head, etc?
     
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    Very cool, I've only seen the green ones.
     
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    for a bug (eww) it is very cool, and good shot too :)
     
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    Near as I could tell, the body length is a little under a half inch.
    Shot him with a 100mm macro and 25mm extension tube...........but not nearly maxed out.
    I was backed off pretty good.
    I'll see what I can find..........
     
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    Wow! Awesome looking bug and NICE SHOT!!! The composition and focus is really good. The background contrasts nicely and adds to the overall feel IMO.
     
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    And of course, It just isn't my style, not to post an image of the subject looking the wrong way.

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