This morning I spotted Opalistic in the little forest behind our place, the incredible colours got me to quickly go back to the house and grab the camera, then set up the tripod, I had 10 second to take 2 shot before he flew up and away.
Northern NSW
Canon EOS 1100D — 100 mm Macro lens
f/5.6 — 1/160 sec. — ISO-2500 — no flush

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insect, bug, beetle, nature, rainbow, opal

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Thank you for looking at my photos. Joel

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray

    – Joel Fourcard

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladiealmost 3 years ago

    Now there’s a beaut! He’s sporting quite a rainbow in that shiny black shell!! Magnificent shot Joel!! Congratulations on your feature!! : )

  • Thank you very much Stephanie for your comment and the feature,

    – Joel Fourcard

  • Brenda Dahl
    Brenda Dahlalmost 3 years ago

    WOW, that was definitly luck,.,,thankfully you were given just enough time to capture this little creature. It seems as if you were teased….lol~!!!!! I wonder if you are keeping your eyes open for the return of this beetle so you will be able to capture more images? Or are you happy just as is? This is just cool. ~! Very intricate colors….

  • Thank you Brenda, yes definitively looked for it a few time already, the colours where unbelievable like a rainbow in a opal blessing life

    – Joel Fourcard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

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  • Thank you very mush for the feature Ray,

    – Joel Fourcard

  • Richard  Leon
    Richard Leonalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you Richard,

    – Joel Fourcard

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    I don’t say this about many bugs, but this one is gorgeous!

  • Thank you for your comment Vigor, this is great it captured your appreciation.

    – Joel Fourcard

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful macro shot !!!

  • Thanks Russell for your kind comment

    – Joel Fourcard

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisalmost 3 years ago

    This image is so good ….

    January 15/2012
    Congratulations Joel with your feature!
    Eye Catcher Features
    Warm Greetings, Jo ;)

  • Thank you kindly Jokus, for the feature and your appreciation

    – Joel Fourcard

  • jean-jean
    jean-jeanalmost 3 years ago

    Superb ! magnifique !

  • Merci bien Jean-Jean pour le commentaire, il y a des bébête assez incroyable a découvrir autour de nous, c’est l’observation qui prend le dessus a ces moment la.

    – Joel Fourcard

  • Neutro
    Neutroalmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot!!!

  • Thank you Neutro

    – Joel Fourcard

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