That's Not a Real Flower

This is what I love about digital cameras. I see this amazing mosquito hawk-like insect in my bathroom, run to get my camera, and take these snapshots. A day later they’re cropped and compressed and ready to be posted. They’re not perfect. A few bled off the long legs or lost part of the image in shadow (I used a flash).

The last two pictures link to larger source images where you can get a better look at some of the fine details. Look at the wings. They’re beautiful.

overhead view of cool bug

side view of cool bug

cool bug close up

cool bug head on