Rhinocerous Beetles

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  1. James_L

    James_L TPF Noob!

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    I was in Costa Rica earlier this year.

    While I was admiring flowers in a garden, a landscaper walked by carrying a stake. Clinging to the stake was a huge rhinocerous beetle.

    I ps'd the background on this shot. The original background was metallic white and just too bright.
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    I didn't ps this shot. You can see how white the background is.
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    Just for perspective. This is a different beetle; slightly smaller than the previous one. Those prickly legs are kinda sharp.
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  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    EWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! YOU PICKED THAT NASTY THING UP!!!!?????


    Um...anyway...awome shots! Not sure what I would do differently in these...the blown out background of the second one is a bit distracting.
     
  3. Uselessdreamer1

    Uselessdreamer1 TPF Noob!

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    thats cool, nice shots.

    Ps. yea the white was overwhelming
     
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    Awww man. Great shots. Maybe fill the background with a dull light grey. Them little critters have great colour.
     
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    nice job, like #1 best!
     
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    damn james! took a chance on that guy running his horn through your hand! :shock:
     
  7. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Your a brave brave man :shock:

    I actually dont mind the background in the second to be honest. Nice work nonetheless.
     
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    Picksure TPF Noob!

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    PS'd or not, that first shot is GREAT.

    What a neat little critter.

    Thanx for posting these great shots.
     
  9. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    That first shot... :shock: I've never seen a creature like this, great capture :thumbsup:
     
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    Thats one ugly... but interesting bug. :shock:

    Great shots and psp work too! :D
     
  11. molested_cow

    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What's with the girls and insects?

    They are cute!
     

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