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Cockchafer | by [[BIOSPHERE]]
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It took me ages to get some shots that I liked of this guy, these beetles are really cool to watch but it was hard to capture that character. The antennae are in front of the eyes from most angles and to get the antenna and eyes in focus you pretty much have to shoot from underneath. To get the full body shot was also difficult because they are so large the distance from the camera made the flash quite harsh even with my diffuser. I improvised a larger diffuser using an A3 sheet of paper and placed an A4 piece of paper underneath as a reflector.




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Taken on June 13, 2012