Just a little to the right thanks love by Michael Matthews

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These bugs were discovered on a walk at North Lawson in the Blue Mountains National Park, Australia.

Now identified as a Christmas beetle.

Shot with a Canon 400D.

Gems, Dec 2010.
Close-Ups In Nature, Jan 2011.
A Bugs Kingdom, Feb 2011.
Sticks Stones & Living Things, May 2011.
Australiana Challenges, July 2011.
The Group, Jan 2012.

Challenge Win
Insects of Australia, Australiana Challenges, July 2011.

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Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Michael John
    Michael Johnabout 4 years ago

    Great capture of these two love-bugs. Amazing detail Michael.

  • Thanks Mike. They assured me that it was just a massage.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Please delete the above entry, Brain on shut down!!

  • Lol .. thanks Ray. I’m glad I’m not the only one who does things like that.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Well caught! Possibly one of the Weevil Beetles.

    21 December 2010 … one image per day

  • Thanks Trish. I’ll check it out on Google.

    – Michael Matthews

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Penny Smith
    Penny Smithabout 4 years ago

    Such a cool shot ! Amazing macro Michael, really detailed. Great as always ! Love the title and the description too, made me laugh :)

  • Thanks Penny. Glad you like it.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Husky
    Huskyabout 4 years ago

    Excellent detail and DOF Mick!

  • Thanks Dale.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Karry Smith
    Karry Smithabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Mike they look like Christmas beetles to me but ours(wa) are a bit more colorful. I posted a picture of them last year. After seeing how colorful some of NSW beetles are its only fair that at least one variety is brighter!!

  • Thanks Karry. I started a Google search but there seemed to be too many to go through. I love the patterns on these little fellas.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Michael … they do look like Christmas beatles but maybe a little small though … certainly beautiful in their own way♥

  • Thanks Bev. More research for me to do.

    – Michael Matthews

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkabout 4 years ago

    Nice shot Michael. If it is itchy you’ve got to scratch.

  • Thanks John.

    – Michael Matthews

  • LizzieBrayden
    LizzieBraydenabout 4 years ago

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