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Toch-Tochi Beetle

Toch-Tochi Beetle
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Copyright: Colin Brenchley (colinbrenchley) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 28] (341)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Minolta Dynax 700si, Minolta 24-105, Fuji Sensia 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Harsh Environment [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-02 14:34
Viewed: 4995
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo taken using Plus 4 Dioptre close up lens at a distance of about 10cm from the beetle. The insect has no wings inside its shell, the space is used to condence moisture into water for drinking in the dry desert. The temperature in the Namib Naukluft region where this picture was taken reached up to 120 deg F during the day and the humuidity about 10%.

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2005-01-02 15:51]

I love the colors and the lighting, but the focus is too soft...at least on my monitor.

Now I know wat kind of "bug" I shot when i was there too... I seems that we are both into puting our namibia shots here. I agree it's a wonderful country, the vasteness of it gets to you.

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