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Found another lens in my bag today...it's called a macro! Tongue So thought I had better dust if off and give it some use! Here is a beetle taken today...not sure what type.....please do enlighten me! SmileSmile

Thanks again for all the comments, votes and awards on my last Hare...Fluttering Eyelashes.....really appreciated! Smile

Enjoy the Bank Holiday!

John

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:sigma 105mm f2.8 macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Beetle
Username:JohnoP JohnoP
Uploaded:24 May 2014 - 5:48 PM
Tags:Beetle, Wildlife / nature
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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 5:54 PM

Superb John - found mine as well Wink

Wonderful detail and colours but can't enlighten you though…

Mike

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ade123
ade123 e2 Member 2209 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 5:59 PM

A great macro john
I think it's a bloody nosed beetle

Ade

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bobpaige1
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24 May 2014 - 5:59 PM

Stunning macro John great detail. Think this is a Bloody Nose Beetle.

Bob

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turniptowers
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24 May 2014 - 6:00 PM

Looks like a dor beetle, but I'm no expert Wink

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 6:06 PM

…or a Green Dock Beetle, Gastrophysa viridula...

Last Modified By Greyheron at 24 May 2014 - 6:07 PM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 6:20 PM

He's a fine fella, John, and so well captured. Carol

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CarolAnnLauderdale
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24 May 2014 - 6:28 PM

Lovely macro, great detail SmileSmileSmile

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Badgerfred
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24 May 2014 - 6:44 PM

Excellent macro John, great detail,
Fred.

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pluckyfilly
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24 May 2014 - 6:53 PM

Blooming marvellous

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 6:59 PM

An impressive macro Capture John, you should make more use of your lens

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freedriv082000
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24 May 2014 - 7:01 PM

Fantastic macro image.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 7:05 PM

So sweet. Hanging on in there. Smile

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 7:41 PM

Superb shot !!.....impressive detail & rich colours.....looks like a 'leathery' skin ?......top notch !Smile

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dave1967
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24 May 2014 - 8:12 PM

Great macro shot
Dave

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Lillian
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24 May 2014 - 8:18 PM

Glad you found the macro lens
This John is fantastic
Lillian

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Holmewood
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24 May 2014 - 8:26 PM

Fantastic shot John but no help on the ID. Cathy

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101507 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 8:52 PM

Cracking shot, and humourous too.
My beetle book has hundreds of beetles in it, so many look similar Grin. Sorry I can't help with the ID.

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NaturesHaven
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24 May 2014 - 8:53 PM

Quality image with fantastic detail..........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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sweetpea62
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24 May 2014 - 10:58 PM

Glad to make this stunning macro shot 30 John..Lin

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SimonFletch
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25 May 2014 - 6:19 AM

It's definitely NOT a VW, John...WinkBlush
No excuses about the weather being 'not right' for wildlife shots, now you have 'found' your macro lens lurking at the bottom of your bag, John..!
Keep this up, it's a wonderful image of a Beetle.

Simon

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1920 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2014 - 7:58 AM

Wonderful macro work, John. Superb detail and well selected dof and careful compositional use of the background to give the image some balance.
Nigel

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2014 - 5:26 PM

A wonderful macro. Compared to the more expensive Canon 100mm l f2.8, this lens looks like it performs very wellGrin
Ryan

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DicksPics
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25 May 2014 - 6:55 PM

It's all been said, John - I can only echo what's gone before!

Richard

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Glostopcat
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26 May 2014 - 2:13 PM

A marvellous close up of this shiny little fellow, it was well worth dusting off that macro lens to capture this one.

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Brian65
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26 May 2014 - 2:59 PM

Wow!!! fantastic John, congrats on all your awards.
Brian

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senn
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26 May 2014 - 7:32 PM

remarkable a capture for many respects John !..

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annettep38
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4 Jun 2014 - 12:36 AM

Shiny and stunning, hope your macro soon gets more air!

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ChrisOs
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21 Jun 2014 - 3:11 PM

Superb! This is back to where you started after you broke your ankle, sold the windsurfer and bought the macro lens and camera. Amazing detail.
Chris

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DonMc
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11 Aug 2014 - 10:46 AM

What a brilliant macro John!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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