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Earwig

Discussion in 'Macro' started by garethwi, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. garethwi

    garethwi SC Regular

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    Sep 14, 2011
    Zeist, Netherlands
    Earwig in the back garden.

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    Setup: NEX 5, Minolta MD Rokkor 75-200mm
     
  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    This earwig looks quite sophisticated dressed in black dining in that beautiful flower, whose name I do not know but would love to know. Lovely soft background.
     
  3. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Ohhhh, we call these clipshears, I've never liked these little beasties. Looking at them I get cold shivers down my back. Nice flower though.
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

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    Truth be told, I feel the same way, Karen.

    Does anyone remember the Star Trek movie about The Wrath Kahn (1982) where the earwig went into the ear and brain?:eek:
     
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  5. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Well, being a closet Trekkie, I'm never going to admit to that! :cool:
     
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  6. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Cool shot! /shiver

    [video=youtube;9NFXj56JqcM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NFXj56JqcM[/video]
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

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    :bravo-009: Excellent, Kyle! I made a half hearted attempt to find that clip. I'm averting my eyes right now as they go in to the ear canals!:eek:
     
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  8. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    :biggrin: The studio must be doing a good job of getting those clips pulled down. I couldn't find an english version, but I kind of like German (I think?)!
     
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  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    No, but I do remember a Twilight Zone show in which an earwig went into the ear/brain and laid eggs which then hatched and ate their way out. I have nightmares about that from time to time, and its been a good 40 years since I saw it.
     
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  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

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    Kyle, I think that the clip in any language works...and for me, since I do not speak German, I think it's even more ominous not understanding the words...just the visual is enough!

    Sue, I feel for you!
     
  11. ha

    Khaaaaan!

    [video=youtube;wRnSnfiUI54]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRnSnfiUI54[/video]
     
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