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The distance between what you want and what you are, psychologically, is (additionally) what you are.

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The distance between what you want and what you are, psychologically, is (additionally) what you are. 

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[Dogbane Leaf Beetles have a deep sheen of iridescence that changes as we move in relation to the insect (or by the way it moves relative to us).  Dogbane Leaf Beetles feed on prairie plants, such as the Milkweed plant.  Dogbane Leaf Beetles can avoid predators by giving off a foul-smelling secretion when they are touched.  An insect with a very splendid sheen of metallic-like iridescence!]

A Dogbane Leaf Beetle with an iridescent sheen that not even Harley Davidson motorcycle gas-tanks are capable of!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

A Dogbane Leaf Beetle with an iridescent sheen that not even Harley Davidson motorcycle gas-tanks are capable of! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original mindfulness sayings and/or poetry that deals with mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: tom8pie.com (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. Brilliant photo! I just wish I could get that kind of detail in one of my shots. Do you use a true macro lens? I use extension tubes at the moment but would like to invest in a good macro lens some day. Great work and always enjoy your shots.

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    • Thank you! 🙂 I use a special macro lens with my 3D camera and a Macro Acromatic Close-up lens on a 2D additionally. Currently, I have poison ivy – which I get every year from hanging out in the woods – upon my arm, throat, and legs. I know what it looks like and don’t touch it; however, all I need is to be near it and I get infected. But I’ve come to accept its inevitable onslaught upon me!

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      • I feel your pain! When I was younger I used to suffer from poison ivy all the time. Used to cover me and my mother would use Calamine Lotion to treat it which is a pink color. So needless to say I would be covered in oozing poison ivy patches and would also be covered in pink splotches. Not the best look for a young boy. 🙂 Thanks for the info on your camera. You’ll have to do a post someday and just go over your setup so some of the terms and items would make more sense. Keep up the great work. Love macro your macro shots.

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