22 May 2009

Nathalie's Menton - the Beetle


Photographed by Nathalie on the ancient donkey track to Gorbio village.

11 comments:

  1. une belle macro de Nathalie (tu as réussi a faire travailler les autres ;o)) )

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  2. While you photo loaded, I was expecting a VW, but this beetle is more modern! Lovely macro.

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  3. Wonderful, crisp image with the sun reflected between the beetles 'shoulder blades'.

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  4. Good photo of a scary bug!

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  5. I thought it looked clear enough even before I clicked for the bigger picture and indeed it is a magnificent portrait.

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  6. I had to "assist" holding the plant still. It was really worth it. A handsome beetle, indeed.

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  7. Nice detail on this one. That bug seems huge!

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  8. Oh my. A Japanese Beetle. French version. We had them two years ago and they practically denuded Ohio. I squeezed thousands of them between my thumbnail and finger. They squirt brown juice and stains fingers but kills them dead. They are the grubs that eat roots off of lawn grasses. A bejeweled pest of no value. No doubt about it -- a creation of the Devil and almost a biblical plague.

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  9. WEll Abe had the goods on that beetle for sure! HA
    Great macro again Natalie and your photographer's assistant did a fine job as well.
    V

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