Metallic Beetle II

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Charles Krebs
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Metallic Beetle II

Post by Charles Krebs »


This is a highly reflective metallic beetle from Malaysia.

Canon 65mm macro, EOS-5, Fuji RVP film

Stephen C
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Post by Stephen C »

What great colors, textures, and patterns! A sort of Darth Vader effect, too.

Any idea what family of beetle?

This one is really eye-catching, a very nice image.

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Post by twebster »

Hi y'all! :D

Charlie's wonderful images are displayed on both of the front covers of and for the month of August. Way to go, Charlie! :D

Best regards to all as always, :D
Tom Webster

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Post by pollengirl »

The beetle is fantastic. I thought it was the back of darth vader, in dress up![and just saw someone else said that too! :P ]

Amazing photo, Charlie.
I really dislike some of those beetles that love to chomp right in the middle of my roses, but this year I'll have to try some photos. Of course they might be a distant cousin, but not pretty for sure!
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