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Water magnet

By Vpics
Ok, so maybe you're not bored of these just yet Smile so i'll keep posting them for now!
Another shot taken with the MPE 65mm taken at around x2.5 magnification and cropped to 70% of full frame.
This was taken at 9.00am when there was still a lot of dew left on the grass.
These beetles seem to act like water magnets and as this one crawled along the grass stem he collected the next drop in line and then struggled against the water tension until he reached the next drop which added enough weight to make the droplet fall and lighten his load.

Many thanks to all who have voted and left comments on my previous upload.


Tags: Water Beetle Close-up and macro Droplets Wildlife and nature Cereal leaf beetle

Voters: mio2mio, Freila, Cor and 29 more

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Freila 7 107
1 Sep 2010 7:44PM
How could we ever be bored of these little chaps. Yet another great shot.

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Silverzone 10 2 England
1 Sep 2010 7:48PM
Superb. Keep them coming! Sylvia
1 Sep 2010 7:55PM
WOW, stunning details i also like the water droplets on it's back
1 Sep 2010 7:58PM
Good detail shot well done.
1 Sep 2010 8:03PM
What an unbelievably clever shot!
1 Sep 2010 8:29PM
Totally amazing, very well done.
1 Sep 2010 9:07PM
blimey, loverly shot again.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
1 Sep 2010 9:18PM
thats a great lens. its a heavy load he's got. excellent capture.lesley
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1 Sep 2010 9:40PM
I reckon you've got a water spray bottle handy, strictly to cool the little fella's down of course !......great shot though !
1 Sep 2010 10:02PM
Terrific close-up,
Amazing shot

TerryMcK 9 71 2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 9:04AM
Amazing macro feature, Vic. I'm pleased I'm the one to make this a long overdue RC.

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