Shiny Beetle

Found at the Samford Swimming pool yesterday during Aleks' swimming lesson. This is a reversed kit lens shot, thus the very very narrow DoF and not fantastic image quality. Luckily my model was already deceased and thus didn't move while shooting.

Approx. size of beetle, 1cm long, 5mm wide.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 6th December 2007, This photo: 8:42am

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  • Shaun Johnston said:
    Came out nice, and the bokeh on the rear carapace looks great.
  • David de Groot said:
    Some aperture control would have been nice, but well, can't have everything (yet).
  • Yorri¢k said:
    heheh nice and fun... sees a lot more than my poor old eyes.
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    Great colours for a dead bug :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Richard, aye, it was a wee bugger, but being already dead made it the perfect model ;-)

    Indeed. I was quite impressed when I found it.
  • looby88 said:
    so you didnt attempt the kiss of life then.....
  • David de Groot said:
    Ummm... no.
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    Lovely little circles of light on its body. Using the shorter end of the zoom?
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm not really sure Ming, didn't pay a great deal of attention at the time - d'Oh!
  • Margot- said:
    Ooh...such a shiny beetle. Must come from a royal bloodline in the insect kingdome.
  • David de Groot said:
    I think he's just getting into the Christmas spirit ;-)
  • pertelote1 said:
    I am so envious, you guys get great bugs. I just get moss and fungus.
  • David de Groot said:
    hehe Ah but we also get big spiders, deadly snakes, poisonous plants, etc, etc...