Last Sunday I was up at the Orwell Country Park near Ipswich, Suffolk, where I was available to offer photography tuition for children, as part of a Groundwork event with Ipswich Council and Tesco's. Someone found this beetle, and I had to take some photos...
Pentax K-5, Sigma EX 105mm f/2.8 macro lens @ f/9.5, 3s, ISO80, tripod.
Scale's a bit unclear here, but the body is about 30mm from nose to tail. Thankfully, it was very sedentary, and barely moved whilst I was photographing it, hence the use of a tripod, and the 3 second exposure.
Pentax K-5, Sigma EX 105mm f/2.8 macro lens @ f/8, 3s, ISO200, tripod.
I wouldn't fancy being on the receiving end of those jaws!
Pentax K-5, Sigma EX 105mm f/2.8 macro lens @ f/8, 0.7s, ISO200, tripod.
This image is one of the new ones I've now got showing on the TV at Cameraworld in Chelmsford. I've completely revised the images there, so you have about 130 new photos to have a look at!
I don't know the species of this beetle, so if anybody else does, please let me know.