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    Default Short necked oil beetle ( Meloe brevicollis)

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    Hand held, unfortunately these charismatic beetles are becoming less and less common in UK, I captured this image in Dorset (SW England). I really like his carapace he looks a bit like a home made toy with miniature rivets holding joints together!

    Image input equipment model :Olympus E-M1X
    Lens Model : M.40-150mm F2.8 + MC-14
    Lens focal length : 210 mm
    Focal length in 35 mm film : 421.0mm
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    Photographic Sensitivity : 1250
    Exposure bias : 0 EV
    Exposure time : 1/125 sec
    F number : F11
    Flash : OFF

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    A very sharp subject with great details given the black color. The branches of the plant frame the subject nicely. It is a difficult composition given the beetle's position, but done well.

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