Rhinoceros beetle - Close Up

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Pizzazz
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Rhinoceros beetle - Close Up

Post by Pizzazz »

Hi Gang

A first shot of a Rhinoceros beetle I picked up on Monday. Had to wait for it
to die, then I let him harden.

I use OO (double ought) pins to spread the legs and bring forward the
antenna. The Palps were already in a forward, menacing position.

Mike

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Post by Harald »

Hi there Mike,
Just love this one.
So beautiful and delicate. Great light and details, really inspiring.

Thanks for sharing....
Kind Regards
Harald

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Post by Pizzazz »

Harald

Thank you for responding. Let me say that these subjects with highly
reflective black and textured surfaces are a challenge for me to shoot.
I have about 12 other stacks that I tossed because the results just were
not there.

I ended up doing multiple lights, and shooting through white plexiglass
to illuminate the bottom.

Then, to get the dimension I wanted, I used a polarizer filter to remove the
reflections that were visually intruding.

It amazes me on the complexity of this small world. I mean, look at
those lower legs; so tiny and fragile!

I am heading out of town for the eclipse, but when I get back, I will be
doing more with this specimen.

Again, thanks

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Post by JohnKoerner »

Subtle light, colors, and textures ... the glowing gold hints at magic. Nicely done.

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Post by Pizzazz »

John

Thanks. Always nice to get feedback.

This is a tough forum. Lots of people doing great work.

Mike

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