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Lens: DA-L 18-55 Camera: K-x Photo Location: San Diego Zoo 
Posted By: Iceburg98, 04-24-2010, 10:54 PM

Taken at the San Diego Zoo in their bug house. Used the kit 18-55mm to produce a decent near-macro shot of this cool beetle.


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04-24-2010, 10:59 PM   #2
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That's a beautifully coloured beetle and the sharp focus helps bringing out the detail.
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Thanks!

Since he was behind glass, I was afraid I would get some crazy glare, or that it would soften the focus. I was really happy when the shot turned out as nice as it did.
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Very nice looking shot! The color in this shot looks great and the beetle is also very sharp as well. I also can't believe that this was shot through glass as I don't see any kind of reflection at all.

Thanks for sharing,
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tuner571 Quote
Very nice looking shot! The color in this shot looks great and the beetle is also very sharp as well. I also can't believe that this was shot through glass as I don't see any kind of reflection at all.

Thanks for sharing,
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That's a scarab beetle to be be precise. There is a reflection on the beetles thorax perhaps from the flash. The 18-55, especially the II and WR versions are quite good for closeup shots.
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Thanks for the ID, I always forget to write that kind of stuff down when I take these shots... lol

Also, I didn't use the flash, so the spot of light on the scarab's back is most likely from the lighting inside the exhibit.

And I agree on the comment about the lens - I've gotten some nice macro shots with that lens that I really didn't think it would be able to pull off.
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