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Weta Aggro

Weta Aggro
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-15 6:14
Viewed: 3772
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
You lookin' for sum bovver then ?
Then look no further. I'm your worst nightmare.
I was born to bite,
the great white,
of the forest floor.
Mess wiv me an' I'll nibble yer bleedin' toes off mate !
Actually,these cute Weta aren't really aggressive at all ... no, really .... they're not.
I know I'll never convince you.
But it's true.
I'm afraid this will be my last post for a few days. We have just sold our house in Pirongia, and are off in the morning to the West Coast of the South Island.
We'll spend a week down there looking for a house to buy,or rent if we have to. I should be back on line Sunday,maybe Monday.
I hope you all enjoyed the Weta series.
I've still one or two of those left.
Catch you all in a week,
Cheers ! Steve.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-15 6:31]

Steve, it's not nice to go to bed after looking at these wetas of yours at night! Poor fella's got his feelers broken too. They are NOT cute and they are aggressive Steve! Especially around me!
Have a good week away and I do hope you find something good to live in, with lots of wetas and creepy crawlies around you. Take your winter warm clothes with you too Steve.

Halo Steve!
This is war-photo! Looks like a soldier. Very dangerous.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-15 7:27]

Wow! Armoured face, scary jaws. Good POV and details. I'm happy that in Poland we haven't got those wetas :-)
Wish you luck with new old house :-) I hope we hear from you soon, Steve!

First time I've seen one of these horrors - didn't the Maoris eat them at one time? Take an umbrella with you on your trip - and I'm sure well see some great pictures coming back when you next log in.

Hello Steve, Great impact to your shot. You've shown the facial structure and detail well..Worst nightmare? Hey, you faked me out! ;-) Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-15 13:14]

Impressionnante composition en macro pour ce superbe insecte. Jolies couleurs et bonne nettté. Point de vue original.
Well Done !

That cannot be a real insect LP ! Too cool, What is it: Darth Vader meets the Arachnophobia meets the Discovery Chanel, meets the Wehrmacht Blitzkrieg ?! Dont let one crawl up your briefs while bushwhacking, yo` buddy ol` pal !

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-04-15 15:36]
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My god this look like an alien... glad it not this big in the real life... Anyway a fantastic picture of this strange creature... TFS...Ina...

Nice shot Steve, impresive pose and good details.
Well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-16 5:19]

Very good macro shot! Looks like a little monster...

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-18 9:43]

Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Great visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: good but I am not still convinced.
I look forward to see more of your great works, Steve.

Little predator, straight out of the movie! very nice shot! You sold your house for this little alien? oww .... Well Done!!

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-04-26 14:01]

Hi Steve
Good to meet another member of Footrot Flats outside the dog's beady eye. They look a lot like our armoured crickets, really nicein a gruesome sort of way, TFS. I love the licture where he is thowing his hans up in dispair - or is he surrendering to the Murphies Pigs?

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-05-12 9:00]

Is this some old theatrical properties that’s been left over from either Star Wars or Alien? ;-)

Or maybe this is as close land creatures can come to my uw-snails? ;-)

I really like the POV and that the DOF is narrow.

Great macro shot and thanks for sharing

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