Male Giraffe Beetle  -  by john  Lenagan
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Male Giraffe Beetle Andasiibe Madagascar
Often found in pairs this little guy was out searching for a mate on their favourite bush in the rain
Canon 5D Mkii ~ 100mm macro ~ f16 ~ iso 800 ~ 1/400 sec with twin macro flash

I love the paterns in Nature , their unique and abstract quality, being able to dive into the amazing world of the macro exploring worlds within worlds there discovering and being amazed.
Being part of redbubble is great fun, thank you for exploring and sharing.

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  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago


    Amazing capture!!

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 1 year ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    CONGRATULATIONS John!
    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery – May 26/2013!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Jo, I really like this group and the way you present the features and the variety within – it is always fascinating – thanks again Cheers John

    – john Lenagan

  • gruntpig
    gruntpigover 1 year ago

    great find

  • Thankyou for your comment I was stoked to find this little guy, there were more females curling their leaves but only one male – cheers John

    – john Lenagan

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    For me, this is a new bug and extremely interesting! Looks kind of like ET – LOL. Incredible macro work! Congratulations on your feature in Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies – FAVE:>)

  • I had not thought of them as being ET ish but now that I look they are a bit – thankyou for your comments regards John

    – john Lenagan

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkover 1 year ago

    Fabulous!!! Love it!!!!

  • Thanks Carolyn I appreciate the feed back – John

    – john Lenagan

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 1 year ago


    June 22/2013
    Congratulations John being placed in the Top Ten of the
    IB and CC – AVATAR JUNE
    Fantastic image of an Insect.
    For more news please visit the Group Message!!!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Thanks Jo – it is much appreciated – regards

    – john Lenagan

  • GardenJoy
    GardenJoyover 1 year ago

    Now that is a strange but interesting bug.. Great capture.

  • Thank you – all the creatures in Madagascar are amazing – the great thing is they are not bashful so you see so many – regards John :)

    – john Lenagan

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    I saw a naturalized one at the Insectarium of Montreal. to see it live it must be great. well done

  • Thanks Manon – they were magic in the wild – it was the season for the female beetles to be making their leaf cacoons – and quite hard to find the males, I will post some of the other Giraffe beetles that we found on the island with different colour forms and fair bit smaller – regards John

    – john Lenagan

  • kibishipaul
    kibishipaulover 1 year ago

    Never seen one of these before. What an amazing creature!

  • Thank you Paul

    – john Lenagan

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