Nemesis: Beetle

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I hate these things. They’re eating the leaves on several of my trees, and the grapes get pounded pretty heavy, too. I think the chickens eat them when they can… so that probably helps.

Of course, the chickens don’t eat grape leaves… they eat the grapes.

Sometimes you just can’t win!

Comments

  1. I hate them too – actually, I hate all bugs. Great photo though! Did you shoo (or smash) this guy after you took it? 😉

  2. wow the bug has a metallic shine to it

  3. That really bugged you! 🙂 Great picture, James. I haven’t seen human portraits on your blog. Maybe you add some in the future.

  4. I personally don’t like bugs. But its looking really cool in this picture. Bravo James!! 🙂

    Brian.
    http://www.great-photography-tips.com/

  5. Bugs are always fun to take pictures of. Lots of colors and details. Fun little beetle.

  6. Pretty colors – not so pretty behavior! At least you got a good shot out of it, though, right?

  7. Well I certainly like this little guy better than the snails! I really like how you can see a slight reflection in his shell.

  8. That bug has a pretty shining colors. Great capture! But I’m afraid on that insect when they fly around.

  9. Dr. George Suarez says:

    That thing does not look good at all. Sorry for the damage they are causing

  10. I have noticed that you take a lot of close up pictures. What kind of lens do you use? And do you touch up your pictures in photoshop?

  11. As much as I don’t like the fact that the beetle is eating your leaves and grapes, I have to say it is kind of pretty. Amazing colors on it’s shell!

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