Dark Carabus arvensis
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|As always with ground beetles the challenges are to get sufficient depth of field and to control the light. Using flash one risks creating a lot of unwanted reflections on the dark surface of the beetle so I prefer to keep the animal in the deep shade and working with a tripod and cable release, hoping the beetle will stay still long enough to get the capture. The species is Carabus arvensis by the way. :-)|
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These are indeed difficult to shoot but you've done a great job.
Good contrast and sharpness.
A good idea to keep the beetle in the shade and not use flash.
Cheers & TFS