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Coke-head

By Assyrian
This is a Rose Chafer beetle taken at Mull of Galloway.

I was there partly looking for peregrine falcons and partly looking for the excellent scones in the tea room - this beetle was an added bonus.

I've not done it justice I'm afraid; the brilliant iridescant green sheen is there but not in the same levels as it was "live" in the sun".

Tags: Macro General The With Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Rose chafer beetle Mull of galloway Seesh Always

Voters: Gomez, MediumSizeUnavailable, KarenFB and 16 more


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Gomez 15 1 Scotland
13 Nov 2007 12:49PM
Great Macro work. How were the scones?
KarenFB Plus
16 5.9k 184 England
13 Nov 2007 1:01PM
Beautifully caught! I love the colours and the white pollen you've caught on it's head. I've never seen a Cockchaffer, but would love to!
(I also had a giggle at your tags! Smile)
Barbaraj 15 450 England
13 Nov 2007 1:17PM
Your tags are something. Likethe beetle .
Digicat 15 127
13 Nov 2007 1:32PM
lol good tags and lovely sheen on the beetle
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
13 Nov 2007 2:42PM
Stunning macro. Amazing how beautiful they are viewed this way. Funny tags...Smile
Anne
FeePhoto 15 34 Scotland
13 Nov 2007 8:31PM
Yeah, mate, great tags!! You're going to strangle Gomez for posting these shots for you, aren't you??

Oh, yeah, and the bug shot's not bad, either!

As usual, well taken.
Assyrian 14 132 Scotland
13 Nov 2007 8:59PM
I should add here that my good "friend" Gomez has been posting these pics for me. Alas I am poor and have only "Ye olde dial-up". Gomez has seized the moment and has been establishing his Creative Tag Era, prefering these days to concentrate on this rather than his photography. He needs our sympathy and understanding at this time. If you ever meet him, gently pat his head.

Seriously though, big thanks to Gomez and Fee-Photo (Mrs Gomez) for their help.
kencbr 15 4 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2007 10:10PM
good macro shot, love the colours
Gomez 15 1 Scotland
14 Nov 2007 11:35AM

Quote:Gomez has seized the moment and has been establishing his Creative Tag Era, prefering these days to concentrate on this rather than his photography. He needs our sympathy and understanding at this time. If you ever meet him, gently pat his head.

...And scratched my ears too, please!!! Glad too be of assistance. Will there be scones?
Gomez 15 1 Scotland
15 Nov 2007 10:45PM

Quote:...And scratched my ears too, please?


Sorry, mixing my tenses again. Its the time travel, plays havoc with the brain. If only I had one....if someone could just rub me behind my ears instead please...
porty2003 18 97 Scotland
17 Feb 2008 10:00AM
That,as they say,is a 'stoater'!!
Paul_Iddon 15 58 England
4 Dec 2010 12:16AM
Great work!

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