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Thread: Unidentified scarab beetle photographed using an improvised white box

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    Unidentified scarab beetle photographed using an improvised white box

    I arrived in Los Cabos after dark, and the first thing I did after I checked-in was to take a walk around the hotel grounds to see what critters I could find. I found two specimens of these beautiful little beetles next to a light set in the ground along the path. I assume the beetles had been attracted by the light. Each beetle was about long (1.25 centimetres) and as you can see, they were a nice mahogany colour. I believe they we some type of scarab beetle, but I have no idea what kind.
    I had to made a simple white box out of photocopy paper to take this photo. It had me feeling positively MacGyverish!

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    beetle in Los Cabos copyright Ernie Cooper 2012_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

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    Like all your pictures, fantastic.


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    would love a wide angle shot of the specific lighting/studio/etc set up

    nice how it is so well illuminated, but no blown out areas.... very nice technique imho

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    Whoa. Beautiful pic.

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    Awww. ;o

    Looks like a fluffy little bear... Love the fluff on it. Just wanna hug it.

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    Phyllophaga rugosa

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    amazing! i think you should consider publishing these in a book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post
    Like all your pictures, fantastic.
    Thank you!

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