Monday, January 6, 2014

Christmas Beetles in Macro

I am participating for the first time in the I Heart Macro Monday where bloggers all over the world share their latest Macro images.

These photos are taken at our property on the Darling Downs, South-East Queensland and are of the beautiful Christmas Beetles.  The Christmas Beetles have this common name not only for their stunning gold and green colouring but for the fact that they frequent urban and rural areas around Christmas time.  They are really very clumsy flyers and many end up on our veranda stuck up-side down at night when they come in close to the house for the lights.

Welcome to any new followers to our blog which is a chronological photography journal of Flora and Fauna found on our property in Queensland.

J

Christmas Beetle, Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia 06/01/14




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10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful beetle, it even looks friendly, like it is smiling. I like the red and green and iridescence on the legs. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Hannah, the photos don't really portray the true "Gold" colour of these pretty beetles but the leg colours are accurate. Thankyou for your comments.

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  2. Fascinating and gorgeous shots!

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    1. Thanks very much Mary - they are a different looking beetle.

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  3. Fantastic details! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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    1. Thanks Laura for your comments. It is a great project and I look forward to participating in it again!

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  4. Absolutely amazing macro shots... really top quality

    mollyxxx

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    1. Thanks Molly for your comments - I am still getting used to the macro lense, but I love it.

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