Horny Beetle

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by deadmeat, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. deadmeat

    deadmeat

    506
    Jul 18, 2008
    Sarasota, FL
    I noticed this guy was hanging out outside a few days ago upside down.

    After a valliant effort between myself and my girlfriend, he felt upside down was the way to be, and he died.

    So I brought him in tonight, and tried to take a few shots. Unfortunatly nothing really worked out too well, and I found him rather difficult to shoot.

    I would assume because of his lack of color so you can't get much in the way of contrast with this guy.

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    Shot with Nikkor 28-80.

    -meaty
     
  2. Nice, that's Strategus antaeus, one of the N-American Ox Beetle species.

    Lighting these glossy critters is not so easy.

    Cheers
     
  3. deadmeat

    deadmeat

    506
    Jul 18, 2008
    Sarasota, FL
    Thanks for the Biological term for it.

    My old x girlfriend was one for Biology, me not so much.

    It's a shame it died. We tried to hard to keep it upright, but the little guy just kept flipping over :shrug:

    Maybe a fill light at a different angle might help show more of his angles and horns.

    -meaty
     
  4. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    Yep, hard to light without a diffuser of some sort.
     
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