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A small beetle( Clanoptilus rufus,approx. 7 mm)photographed in our backyard.Spain.


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I’m a dutch artist and nature-photographer(especially macro)currently based in N-Spain.

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 2 years ago

    Outstanding Jimmy.

  • Thanks Much appreciated as always!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonabout 2 years ago

    Great macro capture Jimmy as per usual for you.

  • Thanks for your nice comment!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 2 years ago

    Your customary Grand Close-up…. This one is evidently all decked out for Christmas. Is that the fiscal cliff he’s about to fall off of? He probably knows more than we do….. Beautiful creature, well caught, Jim.

  • Haha,yes beautiful Christmas red and indeed he probably knows more than we do…;)
    Thanks Sheila.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 2 years ago

    ahhhh, a “Christmas” beetle … :)))

  • :)))thanks Carol.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    What a cute beetle, I love his colour, excellent capture Jimmy :o)x

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisalmost 2 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery – December 22/2012!
    Have a wonderful Weekend!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Thanks Jo!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • MotherNature
    MotherNaturealmost 2 years ago

    Hi, Jimmy! This is so much fun – bright red and black, a beetle yet fuzzy, hooks for feet. You really got the colors and details down perfectly! Congratulations on your feature in Insects, Bugs, and Creepy Crawlies – FAVE:>)

  • Thanks for your nice comment!;)

    – jimmy hoffman

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