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Stag Beetle

By Dinney
Found this beauty sun bathing in my garden, such a rare sight these days so I thought I would add it to the rest of the flops in my portfolio and share it with you all. Hope you like it.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: SteveMoulding, CarolG, SUE118 and 7 more

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SteveMoulding 11 3 7 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2010 8:51AM
Rare indeed, I haven't seen one for a long time. I guess this is a female not having the large horns. Well captured.

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
17 Jul 2010 9:37AM
He's an ugly blighter! Well captured. Carol
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
17 Jul 2010 11:41AM
You are quit right; they are a bit rare these days, I cant remember the last time I saw one. This is a superb shot.
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2010 11:47AM
yes hubs got quite excited when we saw one last year they are rare indeed - well seen and taken shot

I think they do ask for sightings, dont ask where I cant remember
harrattp 13 11 4 England
17 Jul 2010 6:33PM
To be honest not sure I have ever seen one before. Cracking capture with good detail.

Alec1 12 4 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2010 9:39AM
Good capture Kev, I think the last time I saw one of these was at primary school [long time ago] when one of the teachers found one and brought it in to show us .
18 Jul 2010 11:58AM
Hi love this shot we often spend time looking for these gray

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