Sunday Stills – Going Buggy
I still haven’t figure out Macro on my new camera, the Nikon 1 J2, so I took this one with the Nikon Coolpix P300, with the intention of going out later in the week with the other camera.
I was really pleased with this photo :
…but it was one of those pure random chance shots. I was trying to get a picture of the beetle sitting on the back of the chair with my husband’s finger for scale. I pressed the “shutter,” but the iPhone was so slow that by the time it captured the image, the beetle had opened his wings!
I was happy that I had enough for this challenge and then Ash arrived in on Friday and said “Look at this!”
Well, it’s actually only half a rhinoceros beetle, but it’s still pretty cool! These guys must be BIG when they have the rest of their body attached, here it is with a 5c coin for scale (the same size as a US 1c coin).
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