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I am Beetle, hear me roar! | by RichTatum
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I am Beetle, hear me roar!

Here's a shot of my beetle friend who hopped along for a ride on my t-shirt one night when I was carrying groceries in from the car. I didn't notice him until my second trip into the house. I went back out to my car, fetched some batteries, went back into the house for the camera, switched out my batteries, and went out to the globe outside my garage. The whole time, he (?) never moved.

 

After shooting him on my shoulder (a contortionistic feat!) I moved him to my hand, and suddenly he got quite active. He was hard to shoot, he kept moving around, lifting himself up, antennae quivering. I finally got two decent shots out of the whole affair, and ffnally shook him off to let him explore a nearby tree. He's a leaf-eater, so, he was probably quite content.

 

View the other shot here.

 

(2007-07-09-junebug-3392-new)

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Taken on July 8, 2007