First time I have ever saw one and not seen one since. I don’t know his species. He came for a visit and let me snap his portrait. Taken in my back yard in Ellenbrook, Perth. WA

EXIF Information. Nikon 2500

Date: 2005
Model: Nikon E 2500
Flash Used: No
Exposure time: 1/50
Focal Length: 9.7 mm
Aperture: F/2.7
ISO: 100
3rd Place. Dec 9 2009. Beetle Beauties

I enjoy taking my camera out for walks and to nights out to photograph bands.
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  • hopelilly
    hopelillyover 5 years ago

    Isn’t he gorgeous. Lovely capture, so much detail

  • Thank you Hope.

    – TeAnne

  • amandafrances
    amandafrancesover 5 years ago

    oh this is such a beautiful looking beetle

  • Thank you Amanda

    – TeAnne

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandover 5 years ago

    How cool!

  • Thank you Rita

    – TeAnne

  • Steve Hildebrandt
    Steve Hildebrandtover 5 years ago

    Great capture, Te! Love those metallic colours!

  • Thank you Steve

    – TeAnne

  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 5 years ago

    Don’t normally like bugs but he’s pretty neat. Great photo!

  • I don’t like creepy crawlies at all but yep, he pretty :) Thanks Pauli

    – TeAnne

  • Naia
    Naiaover 5 years ago

    It’s coming…. so alive and….. approaching. A beautiful beetle, hope there are plenty more where it came from!

  • Thank you Naia, me too, I would love to snap him with my Canon.

    – TeAnne

  • Colin12
    Colin12over 5 years ago

    One cool beetle TeAnne

  • Thanks again Colin. Nobody seems to know what he is .

    – TeAnne

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaover 5 years ago

    Stunning shot!

  • Thanks Ingrid :)

    – TeAnne

  • Sherene Clow
    Sherene Clowover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Sherene

    – TeAnne

  • tomboypete
    tomboypeteover 5 years ago

    mm that looks like your doormat, great macro of both, cheers peter.

  • Thanks, it’s the back of a out door chair :)

    – TeAnne

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