A jewel beetle with some gorgeous colours.

Taken with: Canon 60D
Lens used: 2.8 100mm
Shutter speed: 1/160
F number: 2.8
ISO: 400


bug, insect, christmas beetle, iridescent, droplets, drops, water, rain, wet

22 year old nature photographer with a chronic illness and a passion for beautiful photos.

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  • whippeteer
    whippeteerover 2 years ago

    Now THAT’s a Christmas beetle. It’s beautiful, you’ve captured the colours so vividly.

    I found a dead one of these and took it home intending to take photos of it. I put it up on a shelf but the wicked whippets still found it and chewed it up!

  • Haha, sounds like something that would happen at our house.

    Thanks Lynda, I thought it must’ve been :)

    – Josie Eldred

  • jayneeldred
    jayneeldredover 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture! So pretty! :)

  • Thanks again :)

    – Josie Eldred

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Stunning capture Josie.

  • Thanks again Julie!

    – Josie Eldred

  • Floralynne
    Floralynneover 2 years ago

    Stunning Josie. It’s called a ‘Jewel Beetle’. There are a lot of different species…all very beautiful.

  • Thanks Lynne :)

    – Josie Eldred

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