Friday Beetle Blogging: Gazelle Scarab

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Onthophagus gazella
Gazelle Scarab, Arizona

At my current rate of once-a-week Beetle Blogging, I’ll need 10,000 years to cover every living species.

Wish me luck.

photo details: Beetle attracted to UV light
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon 20D
f/13, 1/250 sec, ISO 100
flash diffused through tracing paper
levels adjusted in Photoshop; slight lateral crop

7 thoughts on “Friday Beetle Blogging: Gazelle Scarab”

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  2. Hummmmm. I’m not sure if you and I will be around for another 10,000 years. Perhaps you should consider twice per week beetle posts and cut it down to 5,000.

    Nice shot of the scarab.

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  5. I write from Ecosystems Research Center of the National Autonomous University of
    Mexico.
    To request permission to use you photograph of the beetle: Onthophagus gazella

    Its use will be for a brochure with the theme of birds, whose aim is only to spread
    education and nonprofit. Off course we include you copyright note.

    Thank you for your attention.

    M.Sc. Héctor Leonardo Martínez Torres

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