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Crusty Beetle

Wandering around the same lake the day before I stumbled over this little beetle which was totally encrusted in the salt and was like molten glass. There was a small spider above him obviously trying to find a way of getting at his remains. The beetle was only about ten mm long and the spider only really popped into view when I installed my 105 macro lens and got in nice and close. after the storm that evening there was about twenty mm of water over the lakes surface which made for a totally different scene the next morning and the beetle was nowhere to be found..

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Categories: Wheat Belt WA
Posted by hodgy1 on April 30, 2011
7 Comments Post a comment
  1. 04/30/2011

    Thats quite neat.
    Maybe the spider dragged the bug away over night.

    But then again if you can’t find your camera , how are you going to find a beetle ???? 🙂 🙂

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    • 04/30/2011

      He He He that’s a good point, now stop rubbing it in will ya.

      Reply
  2. 04/30/2011

    You’re on fire lately mate!

    Found some new mojo

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    • 04/30/2011

      Always had the mojo, just no time to use it and last weekend was the perfect opportunity to get a few landies back on the screen.

      Reply
  3. 05/6/2011
    Roger Coyne

    The salt lake series were great…. alway thought there were outstanding shots buried in the wheatbelt lakes with the right light.

    Reply
  4. 10/1/2011

    So crisp and clear trapped beetle, and the tiny spider checking whats wrong! This is the first of its kind (shot) I have seen!

    Reply

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