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Scarab Beetle (12)
Dingo (24)
A Scarab beetle (Trichius fasciatus).
I like the fringes on its side and back, and the ones with a different colour in its neck. It was busy spreading pollen of this noxious plant, cow parsnip or hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium).

No PP other than crop, resize & USM.

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Dingo (24)
Edited by:letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 50 N: 47] (130)

My aim was to get a better composition and better dof.

selected the bug with the lasso tool .
inverted selection
applyd smart blur on the BG
usm on the bug.

I think it's an improvement, don't you ?

regards Leon