An aphid caught in a web awaits its doom.
Dar’st thou die?
The sense of death is most in apprehension;
And the poor beetle that we tread upon
In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great
As when a giant dies.
William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, III.i
Loved the photos, had no sympathy for the aphid though.
For some reason, perhaps because they tend to be found at head height, I have found myself photographing aphids a lot this year. They are surprisingly interesting! I even have a shot of one giving birth.
The more you see these things the more interesting they become. I’ve been looking at the pretty little spiders that you photographed recently.
I found one of the yellow ones yesterday. I couldn’t get a decent picture but I know where it hangs out now….
Perfect Shakespeare quote to go with the shot Rachael! Love the colours on the wings in the second shot 🙂
There’s usually a relevant quote from Shakespeare if you can find it 😉
You are one well-read entomophotographer. Let’s hope the insect brain cannot concoct fear or sense impending doom!
Thanks! I suspect their brains are too small for that. I can’t help anthropomorphizing them though.