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May Bug

By Ade_Osman    
May Bug or as it's more commonly known a Cockchafer, taken in the garden back in May, now there's a surprise Wink

Thanks to everyone for your recent comments on my Darter images.


Hedgehog News
Well for anyone interested in wildlife and wasn't watching the webcam last night, you missed a real treat, not only did we have 3-4 hedgehogs feeding on the patio, but we also had the fox visit who was very smartly chased off by Simba, one of our cats......And all this happened around 21:30 as others who were watching ( I know who you wereWink ) will tell you Grin In fact last night was very busy, I've just managed to edit the footage down to 5 hours of action from 10 hours of darkness. I think the hogs are scoffing as much as possible now ready for the hibernation period which starts next month. One in the box at the moment giving it lot's of zzzzzz's
Ade's Hedgehog Garden Cams

Tags: Insects General Beetles Close-up and macro May bug Cockchafer Wildlife and nature

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21 Sep 2012 8:58AM
That's a cracker. Superb detail and colour.


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SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 9:00AM
Excellent and sharp image.
21 Sep 2012 9:00AM
Very nice detailed image.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 9:05AM
This one is a beauty! Love the "hug a brunch" pose and the superb details on the body. Very interesting little creature! Grin IB
21 Sep 2012 9:07AM
The detail and sharpness is amazing
gingerdelight Plus
11 298 11 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 9:15AM
Trust me to miss all the action last night Sad
I love this image Ade, well captured!
21 Sep 2012 9:18AM
To my shame I didn't look in, I missed a treat...........we are feeding the hogs in our garden, they love the raisins and nut granules.....GrinGrinGrin
21 Sep 2012 9:19AM
Nice and sharp with perfect bokeh. Would look still better if stick was diagonal. Worth rotating in Photoshop?
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Sep 2012 9:25AM
It's got a really firm grip there: wonderful detail as ever, Ade.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
21 Sep 2012 9:46AM
Watching the football, sorry Ade!

Colourful buggy detail here.

7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 10:06AM
The pin sharp crystal clear focusing certainly allows my weary old eyes to enjoy this rather handsome spectacle at its very best.

Regards Nathan
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 10:16AM
A sharp and excellent macro.

FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
21 Sep 2012 10:32AM
Never seen one Ade but I have now and it's a cracker mate,
21 Sep 2012 10:42AM
Great image Ade. Thanks for the hedgehod update. Smile

21 Sep 2012 10:54AM
fantastic macro of this very fine bug
Briwooly Plus
12 452 5 England
21 Sep 2012 10:54AM
Top shot again Ade amazing detail

TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 11:09AM
Excellent shot, Ade.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 11:40AM
Oh he is lovely........ a bit on the fluffy side tooGrin
I would like to see it flipped horizontal too, Not a critisism you understandWink
Great workGrin
21 Sep 2012 11:50AM
Superb insect very well photographed Ade, always a joy to see your work
That's excellent Ade. Didn't see a single one in the garden this year, but in 2011 they were bouncing off the outside lights all night!

jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 12:36PM
21 Sep 2012 12:51PM
how amazing about the cat ....
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
21 Sep 2012 1:04PM

Quote:how amazing about the cat ....

That's our one eyed hard as nails Simba, he's why we don't get rats in the garden.......He's a killer!!!......He's also done for the next door neighbours Rabbit as well, that took some smoothing over I can tell you! He's a nutter, although he learn't his lesson the hard way with the hedgehogs and just ignores them now, he's as soft as they come with humans though!!!......

Ade Smile
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 1:06PM
First class shot Ade, I have only see these when abroad. So glad you have a guard for your hedgehogs nowWink
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
21 Sep 2012 2:21PM
I'm glad to say that all the cockchafers have disappeared from this area, thank goodness, we were over-run with them this year Smile. A superb detail image, as ever, Ade. Carol
Billyray Plus
10 70 3 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 2:37PM
This is an excellent shot with superb detail.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
21 Sep 2012 2:40PM
Beautiful colour and detail. So well captured Ade......
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 3:08PM
I saw the cat but must have missed the fox for some reason, unless.................what I spotted first of all was in fact the fox - I definitely saw the catSmile most interesting and made me miss those I left behind when we moved houseSad but to share yours if only by webcam is greatSmile

the upload today is FAB U LOUS I love that detail and the colours - had one settle on me in Germany many moons ago and nearly wet myselfWink
Tibetan 5 3 England
21 Sep 2012 4:14PM
A very sharp clear image Ade, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 4:25PM
Pin sharp, great, out of interest does it turn into anything, curious as had one at work a while back,
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
21 Sep 2012 4:30PM
Marvellous pin sharp detail and colours in this close up Ade, just what we've come to expect from a man of your calibre. That cat of yours sounds like he takes after his owner, a no nonsense rumbustuous individual who likes to throw his weight around and dominate, but with a sensitive, friendlier, placid side which we occasionally see from time to time!Wink
I love these bugs as much as other's hate them. In my part of the world they are known as a Billy-witch.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
21 Sep 2012 4:57PM

Quote:sensitive, friendlier, placid side which we occasionally see from time to time!

shhhhh.......I don't want everyone knowing I'm a great big softie really Wink

21 Sep 2012 7:51PM
Yuk Tongue Why do you have to find so much detail in the ugliest of Bugs SmileTongueWink
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
21 Sep 2012 8:00PM

Quote:Why do you have to find so much detail in the ugliest of Bugs

They're beautiful you Heathen!

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
21 Sep 2012 8:16PM
Up the pole Smile excellent detail Ade.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1985 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 8:30PM
Melolontha melolontha. It's interesting the things you remember! Ever since I encountered these bugs in the New Forest, they have fascinated me, and needless to say, I find them extremely attractive. Nobody else seemed to agree with me, I think they were plagued with the pesky beasties every year, whereas they were new to me.
Love your picture, Ade, it brings back fond memories.
Watching out for foxy's returnTongue!
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2012 4:03PM
This is so cute - he's hanging on for dear life! Wonderful detail.

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