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And now for something completely different: a scarab beetle (possibly a Liparetrus from the Family Scarabaeidae).

Taken in my garden in June. I like those insects but its not often they let themselves be seen.

1/60th sec spot metered natural early evening light + flash at 1/8th of its power cropped in Photofiltre

Thank you for the comments on the tulip posted before the week-end.

Have a nice day,


Tags: Garden Gloucestershire Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Scarab beetle Liparetrus Scarabaeidae

Voters: TyChee, Stace, Christopher_Malpas and 33 more

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TyChee Plus
13 275 1 United States
29 Sep 2008 11:46AM
Nice set of closeups.

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super close up work
Barbaraj Plus
10 450 England
29 Sep 2008 12:11PM
Good detail in the photos.
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
29 Sep 2008 12:50PM
Excellent close up
29 Sep 2008 1:05PM
Superbly done JNC
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
29 Sep 2008 1:16PM
Superb captures and presentation, Jean-Noel, especially V.1. Carol
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2008 3:42PM
Great details and colours. I prefer the last one.
Bob_V Plus
10 1 2 United States
29 Sep 2008 3:57PM
Amazing macro work JNC.
PatrickSmith Plus
13 1.2k 2 United States
29 Sep 2008 4:23PM
I like the super-magnified view here. Yes, the probably hide because they would make a great lunch for some bird.

GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2008 7:37PM
Super close up. Great shot.
Marilyn x
29 Sep 2008 10:57PM
Superb shots, J-N, cracking close-ups.
cjl47 Plus
9 4 3 England
30 Sep 2008 9:45AM
Superb macro.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2008 10:09AM
To find a scarabeus means luck! I hope you didn't let it slip away and grabbed your chance. At least you were lucky enough to produce this nice image. Lovely,
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
2 Nov 2008 6:39PM
Three superbly detailed close ups of this shiny little chap

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