Day 138: The Weta

by Ivan Steenkamp June. 10, 2017 1084 views

18-05-17

This here is one of the most creepy insects in New Zealand. I believe that most people in NZ would not want a weta to walk on their hand. Not because they are dangerous, although they could pinch, but for the same reason most people don't like cockroaches either. They are creepy! I was quite skittish when I was photographing him!

There are other species of weta in NZ that are not so creepy.

I think it is the colour and weight of it that put me off from liking the weta.

First a far away view.

First a far away view.

The  face of the critter from closeup.

The face of the critter from closeup.

Water droplets on the back of the weta.

Water droplets on the back of the weta.

From another angle. Still not any cuter!

From another angle. Still not any cuter!

Editing: Photoshop, Camera Raw, Color Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro.

As with most of my macro posts i used my 50mm prime reverse mounted to convert it into a macro lens.

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I hope you are not too creeped out. Don't worry, this is probably the creepiest insect on my blog!

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