09.16.2022 Wet and Wild Beetle Beauty

I’ve seen these several times but this was the first one dew coated. I was looking for dragonflies and damselflies but since I am easily distracted, a good thing for a photographer to avoid tunnel vision, I spent some time observing and making a few images.  Observing may be a stretch as it was so wet and the air chilly enough that I don’t think even a prodding finger would have elicited a response.

Most every morning lately has been quite dewy and several foggy as well as you saw yesterday.  It’s a great time of the year for nature photography.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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18 Responses to 09.16.2022 Wet and Wild Beetle Beauty

  1. Wally Jones says:

    Even without the chilly temperatures, our early mornings are similar with heavy dew and some fog lately. Great time to be outside wandering in field and forest (and, in my case, swamp).

    Great capture of the long-horned beetle!

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    • I think that my favorite time is like this. Cool with some nice ground fog slowly burning off with a bright orange sun. Hint…there’s one of those in the camera. We have some small swamps around here and I do enjoy visiting them although I am pretty sure they are tiny compared to yours.

      Thanks, Wally.


  2. The dew gives a nice spangled look, like garnet jewelry.

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  3. Ann Mackay says:

    We’re not quite at that stage yet but it won’t be long. You made excellent use of your chilly morning – it’s a great image!

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Cool catch, Steve. It surely has been chilly the past couple nights… summer is a-waning, alas.

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    • While I do appreciate summer, I am sure you do for your wonderful gardens, the heat is no longer enjoyable for me so the approach of autumn is most eagerly anticipated. Of course that does mean snow removal is not too far distant. 🙂

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  5. shoreacres says:

    You stopped me cold with your remark about chilly weather. If only! But it certainly gave you and your lethargic beetle a nice opportunity to become better acquainted. It’s a pretty image.

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    • Until recently my reaction would be the same as yours…if only. We finally have seen the end of our unusually hot weather and haven’t needed the a/c for a while now. This is the secret, not very, why I shoot in the early morning. Both the dewy conditions and coolness make shooting insects a bit less challenging and adds to their beauty as well. Thanks, Linda.


  6. Peter Klopp says:

    The perfect symmetry of this beautiful beetle is astounding.

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  7. melody says:

    Wow, maybe it’s time to head out and do some observations of my own in a foggy foggy dawn. I’ve never seen a bug like this.
    I’ve often noticed how plant parts and insects–and birds, too–echo each other, but this beetle echoes gemstones. An alchemy of weather–and photography–

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  8. What an excellent insect portrait. As you noted, the dew doesn’t hurt.

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  9. Very nice Steve! Great Beetle image!

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