Chaotic Grace

23 April 2012 31 Comments Home » Insects etc.

Waiting for the blade to bend,
stranded on a windblown space tower,
a beetle on the lam
moves with chaotic grace.

A beetle stranded on a windblown space tower


  • Frank on 500px said:

    Nice shot … I like it

  • Thomas on 500px said:

    Great macro!

  • Jo on 500px said:

    Nice work, Rick.

  • Peter on 500px said:

    Great Shot!

  • Veli-Matti on 500px said:

    Great capture!

  • Jaanus on G+ said:

    Nice and funny.

  • Marija on G+ said:

    Terrific! You’ve captured it wonderfully.

  • Ginnie on G+ said:


  • Ludo on Jungle Dragon said:

    Climb like an Egyptian. 😉 What is the chance of capturing this? Or is it your eternal patience rewarded, Rick? I think the latter. 🙂 Great capture!

  • Ferdy on Jungle Dragon said:

    Homepage material. Somehow I like not knowing how Rick does it, it keeps the magic alive.

  • Stuart on 500px said:

    Superb macro

  • Wendy on G+ said:

    Love the detail and the bokeh!

  • Kai on 500px said:

    Nice shot

  • Heru on 500px said:

    Great macro!

  • Jeff on 500px said:

    I like your work.

  • Gernot on Jungle Dragon said:

    Incredible! It sure captures the magic…

  • Владимир on 500px said:


  • Ferdy on Jungle Dragon said:

    Surely patience and luck are factors, but you’re the artist behind it all, the most important factor.

  • Yusuf on 500px said:


  • Adel on 500px said:


  • Ludo on Jungle Dragon said:

    Great shot Gandalf Rick 😉 (You sure did capture the majority of stray magic around that beetle)

  • Maurizio on 500px said:

    Amazing capture

  • Carol on Focusing On Wildlife said:

    Wonderful capture and words, Rick!

  • Chad on G+ said:

    Just read the book with the kids… I think Rachael was most amazed by it (she’s 18 mos), but Asya thinks it is gorgeous too.

  • Tanjica on Flickr said:

    Looks like a fully equipped soldier on an important mission. 🙂 Well seen and captured

  • Ellen on Jungle Dragon said:

    Love this one

  • Margaret on G+ said:

    Gorgeous! He’s got his hand full with this single blade of grass! Lovely bokeh!!

  • Diane said:

    Caped crusader!! Hang on friend, help is on the way!! This moment is priceless, made me laugh! And yet, still amazed by the detail. Cheers to you Rick…. D

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. Small battles usually pass unnoticed.

  • Leila on 500px said:


  • Uttam on 500px said:

    Great shot

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