a speckled longicorn beetle by LouJay

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a speckled longicorn beetle tootled into my day – some time ago. Actually on my 40th birthday, so quite some time ago.

I stumbled on some photographs I had taken back then that weren’t so fabulous. The beetle however, was fabulous, so I felt inclined to play.

Some time later, my daughter wandered in to find me making a pattern of beetles…..playing with the ‘make seamless’ filter in Gimp and running from there. She thinks her mother is a bit mad.

Much Gimp altered image – only the single beetle here, not the wrapping paper version!
Olympus Stylus compact point and shoot, auto and macro

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I like to play. I find joy in small things and moments where the edge between conscious looking and subconscious seeing becomes soft enough for me to be there for a moment.

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  • Naia
    Naiaabout 3 years ago


  • They are cool lookin creatures. I had some fun making the texturey bits. Hmm now I am trying to remember – i used an image to make the texturey bits….

    – LouJay

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneabout 3 years ago

    Very successful despite you daughter’s doubts , me thinks…

  • It was the one I was working on that loads of beetles….repeated in a pattern. I think thats what made her wonder! Ta Donna!

    – LouJay

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