Binatang bilong Krismas by bobfoto

Binatang bilong Krismas

Back when I had no idea about macro photography... well I had less of an idea then I do now, I found this dead beetle so I thought I would pose it and play around with my macro lens.

Would certainly approach this shot differently today.

Photo taken 3 December 2007. Title says Christmas Beetle
it has all the glitter and pretty colors of the season. perfection. great shadow, too. can tell it is winter because she didn't shave her legs. . .
December 7th, 2012  
@catsmeowb - LOL! It is hot for us downunder at Xmas time... lots of legs out on display!!!
December 7th, 2012  
nice!! it's like a super hero bug
December 7th, 2012  
Love your title.
December 7th, 2012  
Pretty!! but wtf its got some CRAZY claws going on!
December 7th, 2012  
Vibrant color How big was it?
December 7th, 2012  
euw. It looks like a giant.
December 7th, 2012  
@houdiniem - Super Bugger!

@nikkic - Thanks Nikki :)

@sam_cr - just got spiky legs... makes 'em hard to hold when you're trying to get one out of the house...

@grammyn - inch and a half long maybe...

@kareen - not really, but you wouldn't want one flying around your head...
December 7th, 2012  
Very intense! You can just feel that thing crawling on you!
December 8th, 2012  
Great beetle, lovely colour
December 8th, 2012  
Just curious, how would you shoot it today?
December 8th, 2012  
Beautiful green.
So today what should you do if you find another one ? Take the picture from above ? Or find another background ?
December 8th, 2012  
Nice colour and nice shadow.
December 8th, 2012  
@bobfoto Wow! serious bug!
December 8th, 2012  
@tthompsonca @cocobella - This is how I shot my last dead beetle.
http://365project.org/bobfoto/365/2011-11-19

Which was kinda a set up of the creature climbing over a log to look alive still...
December 8th, 2012  
@summitnsmile - they got a strong grip with those legs of theirs!

@fjh - it is a lovely colour!

@kjarn - Thanks Kathy A :)

@grammyn - they're pretty robust creatures!
December 8th, 2012  
@tthompsonca @cocobella - I also would probably use a different reflective source to get some more light on the colour...
December 8th, 2012  
He sure is shiny!
December 8th, 2012  
What a cool bug! Love the colour and shininess.
December 8th, 2012  
@olivetreeann @alia_801 - He is a bling beetle indeed!
December 8th, 2012  
Beautiful iridescent green!!
December 8th, 2012  
That green is festive! ;)
December 8th, 2012  
@michelle58 @kenteroo - 'tis a great green!
December 8th, 2012  
great tribute, not many bugs get that much attention after death i guess...
December 8th, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - some get to be displayed in Museums?
December 8th, 2012  
He is amazing - what a fabulous colour. Not bad for a novice. (hahaha)
December 28th, 2012  
@filsie65 - thank you, it was handy that he wasn't crawling around!
December 28th, 2012  
It's very green!
January 3rd, 2013  
@hellcat - yup.
January 3rd, 2013  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.