It is not a ground beetle. It is Geotrupes (fam: Geotrupidae) probably G. mutator. Nice shot Natural situation I like it
Fine capture of Stor Tordyvel (Geotrupes stercorarius). I captured one yesterday myself and was surprised at how the blue showed up when using the flash. Fine close capture of this big beetle that is very common at the moment here.
TFS and regards, Ulla
- Heyshamite (2193)
- [2007-09-22 3:03]
This is a good capture of this Beetle. It si not one that I have noticed in the UK.
Good and sharp and the colouring shows up well. You were lucky that it stayed still for you.
- batu (16383)
- [2007-09-22 4:20]
this is a professional picture of this kind of beetle. Dependent on the light it is sometimes very difficult to show outlines and structures of these dark and reflecting insects in a satisfying way. You achieved this goal excellently. Great depth of field and super sharp structures. The blue iridescence is prefectly presented. > to my favou´rites!
Best wishes, Peter
- Kathleen (232)
- [2007-09-22 5:35]
Wonderful capture, the colour and exposure is fantastic. Is it the Dung Beetle that gives off a terrible smell?
Superb sharpness and detail.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-09-22 9:11]
Very shiny, very convex, and very good presented! :)
It is not easy to photograph beetles from this genus and this picture is really good.
TFS and have a nice evening,
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-09-22 15:57]
Buen enfoque y gran profundidad que permite ver sobradamente todos los detalles de este precioso escarabajo de preciosos colores. Buena luz y entorno. Preciosa fotografía.
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-09-23 0:39]
Wonderful close-up shot of this beetle with very impressive sharpness and nice colours. The shine on its body looks fabulous and I like the blue border. Good use of flash lighting and a great POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-09-26 8:50]
Very nice and close-up shot of this beetle.
I like to see its surface of body. excellent colours and details, DOF and POV are also great.
TFS and regards,