Or at least that's what I tell everyone. This is an image from the Blackfork Bestiary series, with my daughter's hand and our favorite bugs. Probably ten years old. Or more.
If I can't get the current bugs to co-operate, I'll go to the archives.
This image was shot from a proof in front of the 5X7 Tri-X negative out of a file box. It was LOTS of fun using the iphoto retouch tool to zap all the dust. I blew it up until I was working at the subatomic level. Forget Spot-Tone, go digital!
A previous cat brought a cicada inside using mouth-carry. It sounded like a screaming firework underwater. Must have been like biting down on a smoke alarm. Brain rattling. The cat looked pretty desperate.