My box o' bugs arrived from insect-sale.com last week, so I celebrated by, you know, taking pictures of some of them. (Thanks again, Rob, for the recommendation!) Today I scanned the 4x5" transparencies I shot and made giant 40x30" prints on the giant Epson printer in the digital lab. My favorites were a Malaysian wasp and a (I think) Thai cicada. Since the structure of the insect body is more visible from the outside, I think they're incredibly interesting to look at. Exoskeletons look so much more mechanical than bones, particularly when they're on such an enormous scale.
The prints came out gorgeous - you can see every detail. Seeing them in little 400 pixel boxes really doesn't do them justice so I'm tacking on some larger ones, which, while also completely inadequate, might make entertaining desktop wallpaper.Posted by kia at July 25, 2002 01:19 AM