Horny Beetle

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

Lighting these glossy critters is not so easy.

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

Lighting these glossy critters is not so easy.

Cheers

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
 
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Yep, hard to light without a diffuser of some sort.
 

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