First stag beetle of the summer

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  1. jomike

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    I found the first stag beetle I have seen this summer sitting on my back fence. She was a female and not particularly big for a stag beetle, about 1 inch/25mm.
    She was in the shade, so I had to use diffused flash resulting in reflections in her shiny carapace.

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    Camera: Nikon D90
    Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture: f/13.0
    Focal Length: 90 mm
    Lens: Tamron 90mm macro.
    ISO Speed: 200
     
  2. johnaalex

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    What a smooth talking bugger you are Mike! :D

    Brilliant shots :clap:
     
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    Hi Mike...stunning set as always. #3 & #4 for me !!

    Terry
     
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    like them as well, particular #4
     
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    Nice shots.

    John
     
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    Thanks guys :thumbsup:

    I'm hoping she will attract some male stag beetles. :D
     

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