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Photo of the Day ~ Macro: Bugs and Closeups Category ~ July 11, 2008

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Pest Control
by Bud Hensley (Bud) 
Pentax K20D
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
A spined soldier beetle nymph feeds on a gypsy moth caterpillar. The gypsy moth is considered to be the most damaging insect pest of hardwood trees in the eastern United States. Annually, the gypsy moth is responsible for close to 2 million acres of forest defoliation across the U.S. These soldier beetles are doing their part to keep the parks green! Shenandoah National Park

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William wrosenthal commented on July 11, 2008 00:20:
One of the best nature shots that I've ever seen. The colors are amazing. Congratulations on POTD.
Jane Mountain commented on July 11, 2008 02:24:
Wow, this is fantastic! Simply amazing colors and details.
Linn Smith commented on July 11, 2008 11:03:
Beautiful warm lighting and rich color! All the little details and abundant textures make this a very eye catching macro...congratulations on your win today!
Barbara Socor commented on July 11, 2008 14:48:
An outstanding composition Bud! Like everyone, I too think the color and detail are stunning....excellent shot! Congrats.
Doug Havens commented on July 11, 2008 19:16:
Excellent colors and detail. Congrats!
Bud Hensley commented on July 11, 2008 23:28:
Thanks, all, for the comments! It was one of the coolest "bug events" I've ever witnessed.

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