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Rhinoceros Beetle - Copris minutus - male

Rhinoceros Beetle - Copris minutus - Male
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
November 9, 2005
Size: 10 mm
over-exposed flash...good idea, not perfect, but much better.

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Rhinoceros Beetle - Copris minutus - male Rhinoceros Beetle - Copris minutus - male Rhinoceros Beetle - Copris minutus - male Rhinoceros Beetle - Copris minutus - male

Dung beetle
I found one of these guys a few days ago while sweeping at work, it made my day to see him. He is now living in a bug house with some horse dung from where i found him. Can anyone tell me how long they live?

try diffuser?
It looks OK to me. The built-in flash, I guess, tends to overexpose on most cameras when used for macro work. I've seen this with the large Canon 420EX as well--I have to turn the flash power down, a feature not available on your digital Rebel, I think. My little 220 EX does not seem to have the same problem, it is probably just the lower guide number.

One thing you might try is diffusing the built-in flash a little bit. Perhaps a white handkerchief or piece of plasic (from some cheap plastic container, perhaps?) held, or taped in front of the flash--rather hard to do with the built-in. That might be worth a try--I'm just curious, I have not tried that myself.

Again, this photo looks fine. Neat critter, I want to find one now! I've not seen them, so I'll keep my eyes open.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

 
Look ..
Look in any pasture - very fond of cow dung.

 
Thanks
I tried the tape on my old G3 and it helped a little. I don't have any more chances with this guy....he flew away? I guess he got tired of posing. Hopefully, I will find him before the cat does.

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