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Backyard Assassin

Photographic Prints

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Neil Ross

Brisbane, Australia

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Sizing Information

Small 10.7" x 8.0"
Medium 16.0" x 12.0"
Large 21.3" x 16.0"
X large 26.7" x 20.0"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth


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Artist's Description

This photo was taken in my backyard in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

A gekko caught my eye this particular day, snapping at the glass. I had no idea what it was doing but upon closer inspection I could see that it was trying to catch this beetle. Unfortunately for the gekko, the beetle was on the other side of the window pane. Lucky beetle.

This is an Assassin Beetle. It possesses a large rostrum or spike on the end of its narrow head which it uses to impale its prey, injecting a digestive enzyme which kills its victim, the contents of which can then be drunk at the beetles leisure.

Apart from some modest colour saturation, sharpening and contrast adjustments, this photo is pretty much straight out of the camera. The abstract effect is simply the reflection on the window of the outside world.

Photo taken with Canon IXUS 80 IS and edited with Lightzone. SIMPLICITY is my niche!

Artwork Comments

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