Wow - my first DD!
What a great way to end 2011! THANK YOU.....this is pretty awesome after a few years hanging around on DA! I appreciate your support and kindness!!
Thanks for the favs, everyone! "A hive feeds....while a new brood is born in their shadows."
1500x1500 fullsize, if you want to see the main bug's face (complete with red eyes and antennae) - and the little red babies.
Mandelbulb raw fractal - title/frame in PS, info on "parent" param below. I wanted to create a feeling that this was a painting instead of a fractal. Hopefully the gradient and lighting achieved a hint of that.
This piece happened spontaneously while tweaking a param someone had graciously shared online - while mine doesn't look anything like it's original (that'd be no fun), this is the link to (in her description) the param pack from which I spawned my own image: [link]