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shhhhh!......the flowers are bugged!
shhhhh!......the flowers are bugged!
JayneRyan


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Challenge: A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetle II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D300s
Location: Leabrook Farm
Date: Jul 8, 2011
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: ISO-3200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2011

Stag Horn Beetle on a Petunia

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Place: 101 out of 197
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07/20/2011 07:03:34 AM
He was dead. Is that not allowed? I am new here. I found him on my way back to take a picture of a leaf hopper I found at my barn. I cleaned him up and put him in the flowers! Sorry if I did a no no!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2011 03:11:07 PM
hmmm... I think this might be a dead staghorn beetle. Mostly because they don't really tend to hang around flowers too much, and because the wings are parted and the feet seem to be curled up and not hanging on. Still, what a magnificent specimen of this critter!
07/14/2011 12:00:31 AM
Yikes.
07/13/2011 01:00:09 PM
Yikes! That's one heck of a bug!!! I'd let him eat whatever he wanted. Possibly offer it to him on a silver platter ;-) I might dodge the near eyeball just a bit to make it more blatant how his face is put together, but this is a really cool capture.
07/13/2011 12:50:00 PM
That's a huge bug and a bit scary. Is it dead? Looks like it, did you put it there?
07/13/2011 12:18:31 PM
He looks dead. is he dead?...


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