Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

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Insects. Animals. Underwater. Close-Up. Macro.
Ladies and Gents, welcome to the next chapter of my Bonded by Blog photo compilation as we celebrate 1 whole month of Shot n’ Roll Anniversary. Welcome to the Chapter 4: Metamorphosis.

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Metamorphosis – a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, involving a conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in the animal’s body structure through cell growth and differentiation. One word that best describes this? Transformation.

Just adding a little disclaimer, the shots here were not taken using macro lens coz I didn’t have one. Hence, I just used my good old buddy kit lens and adopt the macro style shots as closest as possible. So technically and professionally, if it’s a mistake to use the term “macro” here, my bad, my apologize.

Anyway,  without the ifs and buts, without further ado, I now present you the chapter of transformation. Witness the complete transformation of these insects to a beautiful, eye-catchin’ subjects. Check this out! \m/

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

There’s always a debate about what or who comes first. (The egg or the chicken) Well my answer is simple. Mating comes first! Hehehe!  This should be the beginning of every life cycle before the female carries an egg. But scientifically in this case, the Egg is the first stage in the butterfly and moth life cycle.

Here’s how it goes man. The complete Metamorphosis of a Butterfly.
1. Egg
2. Larva
3. Pupa
4. Adult

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

The larva hatches from the egg. Butterfly and moth larvae are usually called Caterpillars. Caterpillars spend most of their time eating. Butterflies and moths do all of their growing when they’re caterpillars, and food gives them the energy and body-building materials they need. A caterpillar’s exoskeleton can’t stretch or grow, so the caterpillar sheds its skin, or molts, several times as it grows.

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

When a caterpillar has finished growing, it forms a Pupa. From the outside, the pupa looks as if it’s resting. But inside, every part of the caterpillar is changing. Most of its organs and other body parts dissolve and re-form into the organs, tissues, limbs and wings of the adult. Butterfly pupae are called chrysalises. Many moth caterpillars spin cocoons and form pupae inside them.

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

When the pupa has finished changing, it molts one last time and emerges as an adult Butterfly or Moth. The adult emerges with its wings folded up against its body. The butterfly or moth pumps blood into the wings to expand them. The adult is the stage when butterflies and moths mate and reproduce. Females lay their eggs on plants or other surfaces, and the cycle starts all over again.

As the transformation completes, these colorful flying insects will definitely catch every lens attention. Check this out!

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

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Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

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Sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite…

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

(Not a formal definition (SNR version))
Cockroach – (or simply “roaches”) is the most famous bug of all time. Also a high flier and an egg carrier, these insects are considered the most unfriendly crawlers at home.

Cockroach Life Cycle
1. Egg Case
2. Nymph
3. Adults

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Nymphs hatch from egg cases that the adult female cockroach deposits. As the nymph grows, it sheds its “skin” or exoskeleton so it can get larger. Each nymph stage is larger than the previous one, and an adult cockroach emerges after the last nymph stage. The figure shows a simplified image of the life cycle (egg stage, nymph stage and adult stage) of the German cockroach.

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The Philippine Tarsier

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

The Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), known locally as the Maumag in Cebuano/Visayan and Mamag in Luzon, is an endangered species endemic to the Philippines.

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Bohol Tarsiers are considered as one the worlds smallest primate coz it’s approximately measures 4-5 inches only. These endangered species has a tail longer than its body. They have a bat-like ears, long finger-like claws and electrifying rounded eyes which symbolizes their kind.

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Birds with the same feather rocks together \m/

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Birds are characterized by feathers, a beak with no teeth, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a lightweight but strong skeleton. All living species of birds have wings, but not all can fly.

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Bird’s Life Cycle
1. Egg
2. Chick
3. Adult

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

One thing common about birds? They love to be touched. Hahaha!

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

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The Serpent, The Snake and The Reptile.

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Snakes – Snakes are elongate, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears.

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Reptile (Snake) Life Cycle
1. Egg
2. Snakelet
3. Adult

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Turtles – a dry scaled, heroes in a half shell reptiles who carries his world all by himself. Literally means… A loner.

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Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Lizards typically have limbs and external ears, while snakes lack both these characteristics. However, because they are defined negatively as excluding snakes, lizards have no unique distinguishing characteristic as a group.

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Underwater shots outside the Glass Prison. Check this out!

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Crabs are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton, and armed with a single pair of claws. Crabs are found in all of the world’s oceans, while many crabs live in fresh water and on land, particularly in tropical regions.

The Japanese Spider Crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 3.8 meters (12 ft 6 in) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 centimeters or 16 in  and the whole crab can weigh up to 41 pounds (19 kg).

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Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Stingray – They are named after the barbed stinger on their tail, which is used exclusively in self-defense. The stinger may reach a length of approximately 35 cm, and its underside has two grooves with venom glands.[3] The stinger is covered with a thin layer of skin, the integumentary sheath, in which the venom is concentrated.

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Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

A Fish is any aquatic vertebrate animal that is covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. Most fish are “cold-blooded”, or ectothermic, allowing their body temperatures to vary as ambient temperatures change.

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Fish Life Cycle
1. Birth
2. Pup
3. Adult

Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Puffer Fish – Puffers have strong teeth that grow throughout their lives. They need to be offered hard shelled live food often to keep their teeth worn down.Dog-faced Puffer or Black-spotted Puffer are found in the Indo-Pacific. Islands of Micronesia and Samoa to East Africa. This is a species found on or near coral reefs.

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Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Clown Fish – famously known as Nemo, is considered all time favorite fish. They are overall yellow, orange, reddish, or blackish, and many show white bars or patches. They are one of the species of fishes that can avoid the potent poison of a sea anemone.

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Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos
Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

Longhorn Cowfish – recognizable by its long horns that protrude from the front of its head, rather like those of a cow or bull. Adults are reef fish, often solitary and territorial, live around sand or rubble bottom up to a depth of 50 m.

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Metamorphosis, Animals, Insects, Underwater, Macro Photos

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Yeah I am the astro-
Creep a demolition
Style hell american
Freak yeah

More Human than Human. A perfect track selected for this kind of gallery. Performed by White Zombie on the 90’s, this bad-ass track is undeniably one of the head-bangin’ tracks of all time. \m/

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Thanks for dropping by to my Metamorphosis Gallery! By the way, if you like this post, you can drop some comments and rate it. Just click those stars and gimme a hell yeah! \m/
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Bonded by Blog Chapter List:

Chapter 1: Escape from Scape
Chapter 2: Random Faces
Chapter 3: The Daily Shot n Roll
Chapter 4: Metamorphosis
Chapter 5: The Picture Underneath
Chapter 6: Two-Colored Visions
Chapter 7: The Man Behind the Glass

Gears Used:
Canon EOS 1000D
Canon 18-55 Kit Lens
Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens

OST
Track: More Human than Human
Artist: White Zombie
Album: Astro-Creep: 2000

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