The Black Iris and the Phyllophaga

by Camellia Staab May. 23, 2020 445 views

Where there is light, there is a Phyllophaga, also known as the May beetle or June bugs. Once they land on their backs they have a hard time rolling back ventrally. They truly are one of the clumsiest bugs out there and one of the easier ones to do a macro shoot, since they are slow moving.

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Jay Boggess 5 months ago

WOWZERZ!!! Wonderful series! Amazing detail, colors & bokeh!  +1 smile +1

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 5 months ago

Thank you Jay. Always appreciate your comments smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months ago

Always a pleasure to see your fine offerings!

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Guillermo Huerga Borrego 5 months ago

Good close-up photos of a filthy bug, by the way you remind me that when I get back to work I will most likely have to pick up quite a few dead bodies of these critters ....

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Camellia Staab Replied to Guillermo Huerga Borrego 5 months ago

Hopefully it wouldn't be as bad as you think smile

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Benny Law 5 months ago

I was struggling to click the heart to like this post, not because I don't approve of your great camera work, but I just can't stand insects! Some of these images remind me too much of the giant cockroaches that I was terrorized by when I lived in Hong Kong!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Benny Law 5 months ago

I apologize Benny, should have put a warning sign on there and chosen a not so scary cover.

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Benny Law Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months ago

No fault of yours, Camellia, it's just me. I wish I could overcome this phobia for cockroaches. It's one of my greatest fears when I travel to warm places! grimacing

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Björn Roose 5 months ago

Great shots, Camellia smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 5 months ago

Thank you Bjorn smile

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Leon Linder 5 months ago

I had to go read up on Phyllophaga or May Beetle. Quite a story I didn't know. Noticed a lot of f/14s and makes me want to go do some close ups. Just an excellent job.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Leon Linder 5 months ago

Thank you. The 105mm lens and the Z7 do a nice job with the high number f stops. Right or wrong that is what I used,although I could have used more light, especially when the little guy started moving away.

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Nancy Andrea D 5 months ago

absolutely great shots!!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Nancy Andrea D 5 months ago

Thank you Nancy smile

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Antonio Gil 5 months ago

It's like being transported to their tiny world. Amazing work Camellia

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 5 months ago

There definitely is an interesting world where these little guys and their cousins live smile

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Berckmans Peter 5 months ago

Great macro work

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Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 5 months ago

Thanks Peter smile

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