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Soldier Beetle
Comments(2) # Soldier Beetle london e17

Right, we're back to live posting now as I'm back in the UK, hope you enjoyed the weeks worht I left you. I had hoped to get out and get some nice new late summer shots but the weather has seen fit to put a hold on that for the moment. This beetle was shot just before I went away and just the only one I found that wasn't copulating. Fascinating insects (when not copulating), they walk up and down leaves and stems and then suddenly, for no apparent reason, decide to fly to the next one. I'm sure there is a reason for this sudden change in their chosen method of locomotion but I've yet to work it out. Canon EOS 5D
150 mm
400 ISO
1/125 sec
f 8
Flash: Not Fired