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Milkweed Beetle | by cotarr
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Milkweed Beetle

In the Chicago area, we had some beautiful weather today. On my lunch break, I walked a mile between the different factory buildings, enjoying the breeze under solid blue sky. I passed one of these colorful milkweed beetles. He was walking along the leaf, caught mid-step with two right legs in motion. I was about 3 cm away, using a little fill in from the internal flash to illuminate the underside, while the top was in the sun. Aug 16, 2010 L1120850.dng

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Taken on August 16, 2010