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Silver-Striped Scarab Photo Contest Finalist
Silver-Striped Scarab
Silver-Striped Scarab
Jewel Beetle from Arizona
© Robert Jensen
Piper Lehman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/20/2001
    Bob, where do you get all these critters?! This is really colorful--a strong shot. I don't much like the glare on the bug, though. This bug looks a bit "sleepy" too. Otherwise, the comp and color are fabuloso. Nice work.

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7/31/2002 10:07:28 PM

Robert Jensen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/13/2002


Thanks for your comments. I am a trained entomologist and so know where to find them. This beetle is common in July and into August in much of the mountain areas of Arizona. I kept the glare to a minimum, but wanted to show some, because this beetle is actually quite metallic and brilliant when you are holding it in the sunlight.


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7/31/2002 10:19:52 PM

Piper Lehman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/20/2001

Oh, geez--we have bug man among us! : ) I see what you mean about the glare. I think he looks pretty metallic with or without the highlights. Just my opinion--what do I know about bugs? Not a whole helluva lot, and I'm happy to leave that to you.

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7/31/2002 10:26:04 PM

bob garas
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wow...very cool shot. color contrast is great

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8/1/2002 8:14:52 AM

Dolores Neilson
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Congrats on your scarab making finalist, Bob!! A deserving the colors and sharpness!!

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9/7/2002 11:06:29 PM

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