Silver-Striped Scarab

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Silver-Striped Scarab

Piper Lehman 7/31/2002 10:07:28 PM

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. #7055

Robert Jensen 7/31/2002 10:19:52 PM


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.

Bob #10424

Piper Lehman 7/31/2002 10:26:04 PM

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. #10425

bob garas 8/1/2002 8:14:52 AM

wow...very cool shot. color contrast is great #10443

Dolores Neilson 9/7/2002 11:06:29 PM

Congrats on your scarab making finalist, Bob!! A deserving the colors and sharpness!! #13796

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Jewel Beetle from Arizona

Uploaded on 7/31/2002 8:56:16 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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