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Eye of an Ox - male

Eye of an Ox - Male
Pitkin, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA
July 26, 2018
At the gathering I photographed an Ox Beetle. Later, cropping, I zeroed in on the eye and then cranked up the contrast. Here are the results.

The grid pattern is a reflection of the window screen on which he sat, and the two bright circles are reflections of my flash, but you can think of them as the twin suns on a planet in a galaxy far away.