Eye's looking at the camera... but not people

Challenge #10 in the Voter awareness.... series. Hosted by barb_s.
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Capture your subject looking at us, the viewers. I'm not sure what you can get for an emotional look from an insect, pet or wild animal but you should be able to get something that has the subjects eye's staring right into the lens plus, try to show us an interesting pose or facial expression on the non-human. (Humans may be in the photo, but they are not to be the main subject).
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Lustrous Longhorn
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This is my 1:1 macro shot of a long-horned beetle. The surreal bokeh was produced from the glitters of the Christmas decor where I put the beetle in. It really gives the photo a "hallucinogenic" look, haha.
Submitted: Thursday, 22nd December, 2011 08:57 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 6th June, 2011
Focal length: 55 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Notes: Handheld shot using a reverse-mounted kit lens. Used pop-up flash with puffer flash diffuser to aid in lighting.
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