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Category Archive: Insects

Oct 23 2015

Cecropia Moth File and 3 Others Free With Xara Pro 11 Purchase.

Still not convinced? Here’s another example of what you could create with Xara Designer Pro 11. This program has everything you need to drawn a moth just like this, and if you purchase Xara’s state-of-the-art vector drawing program (Xara Designer Pro 11) through Buckobecks you won’t even have to draw it. I will personally email you 4 complete Xara files to include the Cecropia moth, the Luna Moth, plus two sweet vector eagles with skulls. Just purchase the program through Buckobecks then email me a copy of your receipt and they will magically arrive in your inbox. Simple has that. Not feeling that rich? Don’t despair, if you purchase Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 through Buckobecks I will send you the Cecropia Moth file.

Offer expires 10-26-2015

Cecropia Moth drawn with Xara Pro 11

Cecropia Moth drawn with Xara Pro 11

Oct 23 2015

Xara Pro 11 Luna Moth

Here’s another sample of what you can create with Xara Pro 11. A sweet vector Luna Moth like this one. If you would like to unleash your creative side and draw something like this go to Buckobecks to buy Xara or download a free Xara trial.

Luna Moth drawn with Xara

Luna Moth drawn with Xara

Oct 03 2015

CICADA DRAWN IN XARA

This weeks offering is a cicada. Got to a point with this one that I finally had to stop because I found myself in a circle of reworking everything. I also figured out that I can apply blurs to shapes without converting them to bit maps first, wish I had caught on to that sooner. Had a lot of fun with transparencies drawing this and love the fact that everything I need to create these images is right there in Xara. No more paints and brushes for me, I’m a Xara baby now. Need to move on to a different project, maybe another frog this time, can’t wait to get started.

Cicada Drawn in Xara

Cicada Drawn in Xara

Oct 02 2015

New Xara Art

My newest illustration, a Pyralis firefly beetle. Strange looking little beetles, to me they always looked like their brain has been opened up laid out to see. My granddaughter Rylee usually talks me in to filling a jar up with them once or twice a year for the light show. I wonder what the neighbors think when they see me flitting about the yard with a net. LOL

As usual, if you decide you want to try Xara buy it through buckobecks.com
so I can get a commission.

Xara Fire fly Drawing

Xara Fire fly Drawing

Sep 13 2015

WHAT CAN BE CREATED WITH XARA?

Something like this drawing,

Xara Grasshopper

Xara Grasshopper

For my newest addition to Big world, small things I created a grasshopper. I like the fly and the juvenile tree frog just as well as this rendering, but I think I captured more detail in this one. It required many small images and a few different fills. I found out some new things about Xara when I was creating this so it was a great learning experience as well as fun, and though it took several hours to complete it was a much quicker go from start to finish than my first two entries. Getting closer to the look I’m after, actually passed it up when I was looking for it to upload because the thumbnail looked like a photo. I was practicing drawing faces over the weekend using my other drawing program, but ended up drawing one in XARA. I liked it better than any I drew with SBP. Seems like the more I learn about what can be done with Xara the less I use the others. Lovingly created from scratch with XARA, man I love this program.

If you decide you want to unleash your inner artist with a premium drawing program like Xara make sure you check it out at Buckobecks.

Sep 07 2015

Xara Pro Fly

Here’s a fly drawn in Xara Designer Pro my favorite and most used graphic design software. Think of all the slick things you could do with a sweet program like this. To use this program free for 30 days click HERE. Yep, a 30 day free trail, what have you got to lose? Try it, you may like it!

Fly drawn with Xara Pro.

Fly drawn with Xara Pro.

Mar 21 2015

Cicada emerging

Here’s a sweet new photo of a cicada emerging from its shell.
It’s kind of symbolic of the emergence of Spring.

Cicada emerging

Cicada emerging

Mar 03 2012

Luna Moths.

Luna Moth.

Luna Moth.

Luna Moth.

Luna Moth.

These two Luna Moths were on the shed behind my house on two separate occasions during the summer of 2011. They were very cooperative subjects so I took many pictures of them. Years ago I collected moths like some people do butterflies. Now I just capture them on pixels. I believe it is a better way to enjoy their beauty. Here is a LINK to my store if you are interested in seeing more critters from my frog pond or perhaps buying a postcard to support the efforts here at Buckobecks..

Feb 25 2012

A Shell Of My Former Self.

Periodical Cicada Shel

Periodical Cicada Shel

This crisp photo was shot in natural light. I like the way it makes the Periodical Cicada shell glow just ever so slightly. I posted the EXIF information below for all of you photo bugs out there.

EXIF Info

  • Make – Panasonic
  • Model – DMC-FZ8
  • ExposureTime – 1/125 seconds
  • FNumber – 3.60
  • ExposureProgram – Normal program
  • ISOSpeedRatings – 100
  • MaxApertureValue – F 2.83
  • MeteringMode – Multi-segment
  • Flash – Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
  • FocalLength – 72.00 mm
  • FileSource – DSC – Digital still camera
  • SceneType – A directly photographed image

 

Feb 25 2012

Cicada

Periodical Cicada

Periodical Cicada

Periodical Cicadas only come out of the ground once every 13 or 17 years. This one is from brood 19 which emerged from the Missouri dirt in 2011.  Don’t forget to stop by BUCOBECKS store to check out the newest inventory.

EXF Info

  • Make – Panasonic
  • Model – DMC-FZ8
  • FocalLengthIn35mmFilm – 468 mm
  • ExposureTime – 1/60 seconds
  • FNumber – 5.00
  • ExposureProgram – Aperture priority
  • ISOSpeedRatings – 100
  • MaxApertureValue – F 2.83
  • MeteringMode – Multi-segment
  • LightSource – Auto
  • Flash – Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
  • FocalLength – 72.00 mm
  • FileSource – DSC – Digital still camera
  • SceneType – A directly photographed image