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What a great shot!


Today, pictures from valued commenter Brian.

After 10 inches of rain and record flooding. The beetles survived.

Taken on 2018-09-23 00:00:00

Oak Point Preserve, Dallas Tx

A small blue beetle


Thank you so much Brian, do send us more when you can.


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13 replies
  1. 1
    Mary G says:

    Glorious blue!

  2. 2
    David Evans says:

    Huh. I did not wish to admire beetles. Leave me something to look down on!

  3. 3
    satby says:

    Great macro work!

  4. 4
    OzarkHillbilly says:

    Pretty damn cool.

  5. 5

    Nice macro work.

    After George Harrison’s death, they planted a tree as a memorial for him by the trailhead at the northern end of the Griffith Observatory parking lot(George’s widow is from LA). It was a nice pine tree. About 10 years later, it started look sickly, they determined that it had been infested with bark beetles(or Beatles).

    ETA: They’ve since planted a new tree to memorialize George, it’s not a pine tree.

  6. 6
    JPL says:

    The colors are great!

  7. 7
    Ohio Mom says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Re: the pine tree.

    It’s been said that all things must pass.

  8. 8
    Elizabelle says:

    Looks metallic. Great photos, Brian. Thank you. Viva beetles. They are hardworking creatures.

  9. 9
    Gin & Tonic says:

    Alain, if you’re around, this is my periodic reminder that the submission form still doesn’t like the ampersand in my nym.

  10. 10

    That is some beautiful macro photography, Brilliant.

  11. 11
    rikyrah says:

    the pictures are beautiful, but scary

  12. 12
    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    Great macro shots! And that is a beautiful beetle.

    Yes, I’m weird; deal with it, or not.

  13. 13
    stinger says:

    How beautiful! The beetle looks all cleansed and refreshed.

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