Nature's Place

Long Horn

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  1. Maria Wijk said, on 04/04/2016 at 9:09 pm

    That is a splendid capture.

  2. Margaret Griffin said, on 02/04/2016 at 8:40 pm

    So many different arrangements of eyes exist in the world of bugs. The eyes of bees take up most of the facial area plus the outriders on top of the head whilst this is the first time I have seen eyes which wrap around the head – extraordinary!

    • Mark said, on 02/04/2016 at 10:34 pm

      The variety of form seems endless and purposeful, everything in its place without necessarily knowing what that is. A little piece of the mystery manifest.

  3. standingoutinmyfield said, on 02/04/2016 at 1:17 am

    What a gorgeous beetle!

    • Mark said, on 02/04/2016 at 1:37 pm

      Isn’t ‘he’. Looks like a he …

  4. treesshrubs said, on 01/04/2016 at 2:03 pm

    a bit like one of the Ents in lord of the rings….acknowledging that this is indeed a beetle! : ))

    • Mark said, on 01/04/2016 at 2:29 pm

      The Ents are a rehacked version of what already exists, if only in the psyche where anything is possible and we get our inspiration for the unusual. It’s what makes our movies or books interesting and sometimes symbolic. But yes, it is a beetle. :-)

  5. Cate said, on 01/04/2016 at 7:38 am

    What a handsome fellow!

  6. Merilee said, on 01/04/2016 at 7:22 am

    He’s wonderful!

  7. David said, on 01/04/2016 at 5:44 am

    And it was nice you were there ready to capture “… when things happen just right”. Great photos, one can see the facets in the eyes in the larger files. I’m curious, about what size is this beetle?

    • Mark said, on 01/04/2016 at 8:07 am

      Thanks David. It’s about a half inch body length.

      • David said, on 01/04/2016 at 10:54 am

        Thanks. Your macros are so bold (for lack of a better word), if it wasn’t standing on a leaf I would have guessed about the size of a small dog. :)

        • Mark said, on 01/04/2016 at 12:54 pm

          At their eye level it does look that way. The eye you see is only half of it, the other half is above the base of the antennae. Can just see it in bigger first picture.

  8. Lissa said, on 01/04/2016 at 5:20 am

    What a handsome brindle fellow he is (ok, could be female but looks like a boy to me). Perfect and new looking. Ready for his place in the world.

    • Mark said, on 01/04/2016 at 8:06 am

      He is, he is, he is … :-) A baby compared to some I’ve seen in the bush.

  9. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said, on 01/04/2016 at 5:12 am

    This is amazing.

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