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A British Invasion of Beetles *
19-JUN-2005 Jim H.

A British Invasion of Beetles *

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
1/250s f/13.0 at 60.0mm iso200 with Flash full exif

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jimhwy29-Jun-2005 11:53
I caught these critters outside of my work one night. They tend to collect under the lights. I thought of the title and basic idea right away when I saw a bunch of these beetles. I took them home and thought about putting them on an old Beatles album, but decided that the CD looked kind of nice.

I thought herding cats was hard. These guys were pretty uncooperative. They'd stay still for a moment after i moved them around with my finger - sort of playing dead for a short while - and then they'd start running around again. I was herding them then taking a shot, then herding them, then shooting. It was probably pretty funny to watch.
Michael Puff20-Jun-2005 22:38
What a remarkable idea and execution. Beautiful colors, a title that delights. -Michael
Peter Hollinger19-Jun-2005 19:35
Nice crowd -- did you go out and grab all the June beetles you could find? Great title too!