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Another wild life image from iSimangaliso Wetland Park for Silly Sunday Smile The Dung Beetle makes a ball of dung and rolls it to a secure spot where they lay their eggs in it. When the offspring hatch they feed on the delicious dung . All the time I took these photos mrs dungbeetle was flying around making sure all is OK Smile
We will be on the road again for most of the day.
Thanx for the votes and comments on the Wilderbeest and a special thanx to Graham for his treasured UA_ much appreciated !!
Have a fabulous day !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jul 2013 - 11:47 AM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Dung Beetle
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:7 Jul 2013 - 6:05 AM
Tags:Dung beetle, Wildlife / nature
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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 3254 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
7 Jul 2013 - 6:15 AM

Oh Herman, I am just having my breakfast. Grin

Harriet

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 6:18 AM

YUK GrinGrinGrinGrin Carol

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 6:54 AM

V1 is a beautiful shot.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 7:23 AM

A fine creature doing a great job.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 7:28 AM

A dirty little thing isn't she. Two very dirty but good shots.......Sandy

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Jul 2013 - 7:35 AM

V1 for me Herman, super close up,
Fred.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1103 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 7:35 AM

Whew, had just taken the last bite in my croissant when I opened this.... great capture Herman, and safe drive back. We arrived in London yesterday and its 30 deg here todayGrinGrinGrin

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 7:40 AM


Quote: Feed on the delicious dung

Well whatever floats your boat! Smile Great capture though.

Albert

Last Modified By fentiger at 7 Jul 2013 - 7:41 AM

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chrissie3
chrissie3  5 England
7 Jul 2013 - 8:02 AM

You find the most interesting animals to photograph!! Great close up.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2101 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 8:10 AM

A Great close up,Smile
NettaSmile

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 - 8:20 AM

It's basic house cleaning!!!! Nice write up Herman, I have to say beetles dung or otherwise, are not my favourite, they come under the creepy crawly category. However, both images are well taken as per your usual standard.

Tish

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 8:31 AM

Two great images, Herman!
I could think of one or two other comments but, I might get banned from EPZ!!TongueWinkSmile
Have a safe journey home!

Richard

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Caziwinkles
7 Jul 2013 - 8:41 AM

Interesting write up Herman - and interesting subject!! Tongue
Expertly taken - as always! Smile

Carol

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 8:47 AM

What can I say Herman! Super close up and wonderful detail.

Kathryn

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 9:34 AM

you'll soon have that extension built!!!! WinkGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
7 Jul 2013 - 10:06 AM

that's a right load of S**** he is moving for sure

G

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 10:30 AM

The variety of nature never fails to surprise me. Could do with a load of these at my local patch to clean up after the dog walkers. Grin

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 10:56 AM

Makes me think of ancient Egypt. Great shots, Herman.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32307 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 11:24 AM

I have seen some crap photographs in my time Herman, but these take the biscuit...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 11:30 AM

A great capture, especially V2WinkGrin
Ryan

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 11:45 AM

Super capture. Never seen one of these in the wild

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 11:51 AM

Nature in the raw, well spotted and captured, Herman.

Ray

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 1:53 PM

Two great shots of this resourceful little creature Herman!

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 2:05 PM

2 great images of this interesting beetle HermanSmile

Cliff

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2440 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 2:29 PM

2 great shots,

Ali SmileSmileSmile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 2:51 PM

A dirty job Herman,
but someone has to do it !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 3:36 PM

These amazing Beetles are quite powerful to move dung balls this big
2 great images & story
Regards Brian

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jasonrwl
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7 Jul 2013 - 10:33 PM

Good captures Herman

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 - 11:25 PM

Fantastic shots Herman. Have a safe journey. Cathy

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
8 Jul 2013 - 6:36 AM

Oh boy,what a job! - Good catch, Herman! WinkWinkWink ---- Jukka.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 10:55 AM

Very special babies indeed where all the poo is OUTSIDE their nappies.

Fantastic close-ups of the rolling action, Herman.

I bet Indiana Jones would not want THAT giant ball chasing him!

Andrew Grin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 11:39 AM

Dung collection will never look the same...ever again!!!
two good low shots Herman
Lillian

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:46 PM

Top shot Very interesting about the beetle.GrinGrin
Ron

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capto
capto e2 Member 1580 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 11:51 PM

On a bad day I know just how that beetle feels.WinkSmile

ivor

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 - 7:08 AM

Those beetles are amazing... They keep it clean for sure! Grin
I am impressed by how big the dung ball is compared to the sise of the beetle...
IB

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 2gallero vcard Venezuela
10 Jul 2013 - 12:39 AM

Una captura en plena jornada laboral..Excelente captura.

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  1 Russian Federation
10 Jul 2013 - 10:03 AM

Well ... Everyone loves what he loves ...Wink
Regards Valery

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 12:12 AM

Great shot... that's a hard work.Grin

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 8:20 PM

I have seen these at work before. Amazing creatures.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 5:16 PM

really impressive, I'd love him for my garden!

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