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Copulate to populate

Copulate to populate
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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, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-01 5:46
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Points: 16
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These too over familiar Bloody Nose Beetles were trying their hardest, as were many others, to keep this species of beetle going on a recent walk. Although I got in a little close and personal they did not seem to mind the intrusion. I am not sure if it is the angle but the male seems slightly smaller. As in an earlier post it shows off their wonderful suckers that adorn their feet.

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To Jamesp: Hijai_glenny 1 05-01 08:05
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Super picture, until him oneself feelers righted. TFN.

Reminds me of the movie...What was that title..pardon me a minute (*unseen by you) while I go to the IMDB.com..............still holding....ah here it is with Michael Keaton...Beetle Juice...feel free to substitute fluids with proper terminology!:-)

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-05-01 7:46]

Hello Jai,
you show the male's 'face' including the antennae but, in particular, its forelegs in a nice way.
Also the surface of the female beetle is well presented.
Obviously, light conditions were not the best (f/3.5, 1/40) but you achieved acceptabje depth of field here.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Jai

Great close-up with excellent detail - very skillful.


PS Did you see the message I posted for you?

Hi Jai,

Will be back later...


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-01 14:42]

Those feet are awesome aren't they! It's as if they're lined with gold :-)
Great macro of these mating Bloody Nose Beetles.
Very sharp and crisp.
Brilliant lighting too.
Well done Jai!



Hi Jai, great shot of this pair of beetles, good lighting, colouration and focus. Fine work sir!!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-04 5:57]

hello jai
good capture while they were busy
i like composition, POV and details

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