Friday, June 02, 2006

Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle


Woodland Tiger Beetle
Originally uploaded by argusmaniac.
Today I spent my lunch hour(s) at Nichols Arboretum. The peonies are in full flower, and it is quite a sight, and fragrant. I took a bunch of shots with my Diana, Lubitel 2, and with the Coolpix 995. Afterwards, I went looking for other interesting things to shoot, and this little green tiger beetle let me get pretty darn close with the coolpix. Usually they are so wary that you can rarely get within a few feet of them. Just move sloooowly, and inch towards them and they don't realize that you are there.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

I always wondered what these were, Mark. They've always looked as if they were made by a jeweler to me. Great shot!