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Observing insects climbing flowers is quite a harmless but fascinating pastime. In early June I had fun taking photos of this longhorn enjoy going up an aquiligea.

f14 1/80th sec spot metered natural early evening light + flash at 1/8th of its power cropped in Photofiltre

Thank you for the comments on the scarab beetle. I hope youíre going to like this longhorn and its climbing prowess.

Have a nice day despite the weather,


Tags: Garden Insect Beetle Gloucestershire Close-up and macro Aquilegia Longhorn Wildlife and nature

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RTDS 8 Cyprus
30 Sep 2008 11:24AM
Great shot and good DOF.

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photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
30 Sep 2008 11:47AM
v4 superb
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
30 Sep 2008 11:52AM
Cracking captures, Jean-Noel. Carol
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
30 Sep 2008 12:01PM
superb set of shots for a moment I thought you had been in Bun's garden
Joline Plus
11 27 53 United States
30 Sep 2008 12:10PM
Watching insects is as fascinating as watching birds, and a lot easier to photographSmile This is a particular beauty.
30 Sep 2008 12:43PM
I especially like #4
30 Sep 2008 2:21PM
A stunning set of shots, well captured.

Jean x
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
30 Sep 2008 2:35PM
V4 is my favorite. Excellent shots.
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
30 Sep 2008 3:10PM
What a marvelous set of macros V4 for me.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 5:08PM
Super close-ups of these little bugs. Well done Jean Noel.
Marilyn x
cjl47 9 4 3 England
30 Sep 2008 5:50PM
Just flicking through, sorry to cut and run but I have been tied up for last two days on helping to prepare my Photographic Society's Annual Exhibition. Got lumbered with organising all the digital photo's. There are a lot.
Still just time to visit the favourites list before I'm off out again.
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 8:47PM
Super set Jean Noel.

DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
30 Sep 2008 11:51PM
Four great captures, but go with V4 for the wonderful colours & clarity.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2008 10:07AM
Where oh where has summer gone...
Beautiful set of little critters Jean Noel,

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