Patience is a virtue. (2) by Larry Lingard-Davis

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This “Plague Soldier Beetle” – Chauliognathus lugubris was sitting on the top of a Sarracenia (Carnivorous plant) that I have growing in my hot house.
Waiting patiently for this insect to walk the line, this plant was waiting for his supper…!!!!!!!
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taken with a Panasonic Lumix G2 using a Leica DG macro-Elmarit 1:2.8 / 45 lens with just a touch of HDR ( x2 )

I live at Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria, and have been involved in Horticulture all my life.
I play Blues Harmonica and Bodhran’ in my spare time, as well as getting involved with Genealogy and Medieval History,
I have also been acting for 40 years and was lucky to be cast as a judge in the movie “Stricly Ballroon”…
But my camera is my passion.

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  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 1 year ago

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 1 year ago

    pretty beetle but everything has to eat including that plant of yours! … do you name your meat eating plants? think I would … (grin) … did it get it’s meal? (smile)

  • No I don’t name them…
    And yes, it got its meal…

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Very cool capture. Great details.

  • This lens I have is just brilliant.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    Terrific close-up Larry – amazing looking beetle ! By the way, did the plant get it’s dinner ?

  • At the moment we are having a plague of these beetles over here, so I can honestly say, it’s having an endless feast at the moment…..
    This is one plant that knows the meaning of Gluttony !!!!!!!!!!

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    April 11,2013

  • Thank you so much Ann for giving me this Bonus.
    I’m glad you think it’s worthy of a Banner.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    Your welcome, Larry. It is the tiny things tucked away that we need to see. Little bugs are so interesting.

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