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In the firewood stack - Nycteus oviformis

In the firewood stack - Nycteus oviformis
Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
March 31, 2012
Tibial spur detail. By digging in with these spurs and firing off the powerful thigh muscles these beetles are able to jump impressive distances as this one did when I was about to dump it into the light arena.

Photography details:
Canon EOS 7D
65mm lens
f/4
1/60 second
ISO 400

I'm doubtless getting motion blur at these low shutter speeds (1/60, 1/125) and lost detail at ISO-400. I've got to get a stronger bounced flash on the subject.

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