New Beetle Pictures

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June 10, 2011

I have just added a series of photos to the Beetles gallery.

Mostly, they are tiger beetles, but there is also a very pleasing fungus beetle and a metallic wood borer.

Pay particular attention to the Six-spotted Tiger Beetle. My eyes aren’t that good, and I tend to rely on the camera’s autofocus. Unfortunately, autofocus often has problems with specular (mirror-like or shiny) surfaces. Six-spotted Tiger Beetles are very shiny indeed. As a result, of the dozens of shots I have of these little speedsters, I have yet to get one precisely in focus.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

I’ll keep trying.

Enjoy.

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