Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creepy

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creepy.

The prompt got me thinking about creepy crawlies, a term for insects and other invertebrates used by people who dislike or are afraid of them.

A portrait of a Horsefly. I find its eyes interesting although I dislike getting bitten by one. I cropped the photo square and added a heavy vignette to focus attention on the eyes.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creepy


A Zebra Spider. Another species some people find creepy. It’s a small jumping spider, the jumping ability can add to the creepiness of it. It’s a common species in the northern hemisphere, this one was photographed in Cheshire, England but I have seen plenty of them in this part of Ontario, Canada. Once again I cropped the photo square and added a heavy vignette to focus attention on the spider.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creepy

22 replies on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creepy”

It’s strange. I react badly to Horsefly bites but Deerfly bites don’t bother me. Mosquito bites don’t bother me but I come up in blisters from Blackfly bites.

Huh. That would seem to indicate that you are only sensitive to certain “venoms” and not others. Unfortunately, *every* critters’ bite bothers me. 😦

They don’t get Blackfly in the U.K. so I was in my 30s before getting my first bite which could explain that sensitivity.

Actually I seem to think that all spiders are venomous. The venom break down the internal organs of their prey and they “drink” the resulting liquid.

I love the fly! And I’ve accidentally photographed a couple of very tiny jumping spiders. I recently got a macro lens. My favorite insects to photograph are bees. I don’t know why, but it’s amazing to see insects up close. They are so amazing!

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