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The slightly unconnected thoughts of a scientist
How rude! I just wasn't prepared for that whilst I was munching my chocolate olivers and slurping tea...Nice shot ;o)
Sorry!As you may have read before, HappyMouffetard was unhappy that I didn't kill them after photographing them: http://bit.ly/34TWfR... it just seemed wrong!I think they're a fabulous colour, it was dark where they were "doing their business", so I had to set the aperture on the camera very wide, which means the depth of field is not as deep as I'd want: Some of their legs and antennae are out of focus.
*whispering incase the angry mob hears me*I love their colour, beetles are such marvelous creatures. You picked up some really nice detail on their elytra too. I'm not sure I could have killed them either, but then I don't have lilies that have been munched! Although I did once go on an angry rampage whacking slugs with a large stick. I won't be doing it again. It took me ages to wash the splash back out of my hair :o(
There's physics in beetles too, very white beetles: http://bit.ly/3mSiN4I was impressed by the colouration of the Darwin beetles on BBC1 Life this week, but I thought they could do with some work on their social skills.
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