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Mr Beetle

Mr Beetle
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Copyright: jai glen (jai_glenny) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 1 N: 183] (775)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-21
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 13:14
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Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I went to Dancing Ledge tonight in the Purbecks to look for Puffins, unfortunately they do not seem to be here yet. On the long trek down to the cliff tops I noticed a long procession of these small beetles. The suckers on their feer especially intirgued me. I am not used to trying this sort of shot in the slightest so any advice and a hand identifying would be much appreciated.

With thanks to many of you the shown offender is Bloody Nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa).

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To joey: hijai_glenny 1 04-22 11:41
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Hi jai, this is excellent, I love bugs and beetles, the details are first class and very well done.

I think it is a Bloody nose beetle, Timarcha tenebricosa..it exudes blood when alarmed via it;s nose. nice one...

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-21 13:23]

Hi jai. One of your best pictures yet. I think this could be a Bloody nosed beetle but not to sure. Any way good detail and bright colours. well done TFS.

Hello Jai,

Sorry but can't help you out with the name of theis beetle.
Although you're not used to macro, you did a very good job on bringing this one in excellent focus.
Despite to the 1/15th of a second the beetle is pin sharp and very well lighted to.
Love the deatais and the glowing blue color tone.
Very well done. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-21 14:33]

Hola Jai, buen macro, con complicados colores muy bien resueltos, buena nitidez y luz evitando brillos. Un saludo

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-21 16:21]

Hello Jai,

An excellent macro of this beetle - hard to believe this is your first attempt. Excellent details - a wonderful black - and the textures are great. Great pov against the green leaves.


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-04-21 17:28]

Hi Jai,
This is such a beautiful beetle! Great colours, amazing sharpness and details, nice point of view.
Well done.

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2008-04-22 0:50]

hi glenny. Nice shot my friend, excellent details and good focus. those feet suckers are intriguing.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-22 1:07]
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Nice close-up of this insect!
This is almost definately a Bloody Nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa). See here.
Very, very good sharpness for 1/15 sec and excellent detail.
Those feet are amazing!
Excellent light and exposure.
Well done!!


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-22 4:38]

Hello Mr Glen,
i think this is one of your best to date. Great exposure, lots of detail and well framed. Nicely done that man.

Hello Jai,
Excellent composition with a lot of details. Beatiful colours too.

I missed this...I guess with spring coming around we will be seeing more of the4se types of images...Very nicely done...super sharp and well distinguished from the back lawn...TFS as computer geeks like me say!

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-04-25 12:30]

Hello Jai,
Very good close-up!
Good details!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-29 1:37]

hello jai
well close-up working on this beetle
i like POV, light, colours, sharpness and details

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-04-30 0:22]

Hello Jai,
Excellent picture of this amazing beetle with its suckers to hold on the leaves. I was wondering about the ID and I have seen that Joey found out about it. It would be very nice if you could add this ID to your note so afterward we can find it in the archives of TN.
Thanks and best regards

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